Formula 1: DREAM COME TRUE! Lewis Hamilton becomes HONORARY citizen of Brazil – Check Out

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton becomes honorary citizen of Brazil: The seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton was made a privileged citizen of…

Formula 1: DREAM COME TRUE! Lewis Hamilton becomes HONORARY citizen of Brazil - Check Out
Formula 1: DREAM COME TRUE! Lewis Hamilton becomes HONORARY citizen of Brazil - Check Out

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton becomes honorary citizen of Brazil: The seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton was made a privileged citizen of Brazil on Thursday after the lower house of the parliament passed a bill regarding this matter. Follow Formula 1 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Meanwhile, Senator Andre Figueiredo proposed the move after last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix, at which the British driver spread out the Brazilian flag after winning at the Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit.

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Formula 1: DREAM COME TRUE! Lewis Hamilton becomes HONORARY citizen of Brazil – Check Out

Lewis Hamilton himself had backed the move in April when he visited Sao Paulo to convey a speech at an event that was about business and digital transformation. Hence, at that very event, he told he would be honored to become a citizen of Brazil.

The house will currently hold a serious meeting to convey the 37-year-old the privileged citizenship. Meanwhile, a date is yet to be set. Hamilton has long had a closeness with the country, also because of the fact that local F1 legendary driver Ayrton Senna was his childhood idol.

Formula 1: DREAM COME TRUE! Lewis Hamilton becomes HONORARY citizen of Brazil - Check Out
Formula 1: Ayrton Senna was the childhood hero of Lewis Hamilton.

Moreover, Hamilton claimed his first Formula 1 title back in 2008 in Brazil itself by taking home the crown by just one point and under difficult circumstances. Meanwhile, Hamilton was knighted by his own nation last year in the month of December.

Formula 1: DREAM COME TRUE! Lewis Hamilton becomes HONORARY citizen of Brazil – Check Out

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He had his name recited alongside that of Senna, a legend of Brazil, as he carried Brazil’s flag onto the podium last year at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Meanwhile, Senator Jhonatan de Jesus of the Republican party said in a report that Hamilton has a ‘profound and emotional’ relationship with Brazil and the recognition was merited.

“His gestures add to his indisputable sporting merit. His public positions in support of relevant issues such as the environment, animal rights, Black people, women, and human rights must also be remembered and highlighted,” Jesus added.

The Congress vote was generally distinctive as the discussion went on for around 10 minutes. A few individuals from Congress, nonetheless, met the bill with criticism. “I recognise Lewis Hamilton’s achievements…but this bill makes clear that we are not addressing Brazil’s structural problems as a priority,” Tiago Mitraud of the New Party said.

Formula 1: DREAM COME TRUE! Lewis Hamilton becomes HONORARY citizen of Brazil – Check Out

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