Adding to his already sizable list of honours, England’s Stevenage Borough Council has decided to have a new building named in honour of the recently crowned five-time Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton, who officially entered the league of greats following his fourth-place finish in Mexican Grand Prix, will be revered by having a library named after him in Stevenage; the area where he grew up as a child.
According to The Sun, a ‘Lewis Hamilton Hub’ – which includes a library, NHS health centre and council offices – has been proposed by the councillors. Having equalled his championship tally with the Argentine great Juan Manuel Fangio, Hamilton had recently expressed he wants to get involved in UK’s education system by understanding the curriculum they are presenting to the children.
His idea of having been involved in their curriculum is simple, as he “remember being at school and there was never a discussion with a teacher about encouraging someone to become an engineer or how to get on to that path.”
Meanwhile, the Stevenage councillor Richard Henry proposed the idea by saying, “What a truly magnificent achievement. Congratulations to Lewis, we are so proud of him.
“We intend to recognise his exceptional career as we bring our newly-regenerated town centre to life.
“Our brand new ‘Lewis Hamilton Hub’ is to be named in his honour to celebrate our local hero.”
Estimated to be worth a massive £160m, Hamilton is just 19 wins away from equalling the tally of seven-time world champions Michael Schumacher. And as far as his contract is concerned, he is tied with Mercedes until 2020, having signed a new £40million-a-year deal earlier this season.