LONDON: Silverstone will rename its International Pits Straight after seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, the house of the British Grand Prix introduced on Saturday.
Hamilton this 12 months turned probably the most profitable Formula One driver of all time after beating Michael Schumacher’s wins report and equalling the retired Ferrari nice’s seven championships.
Silverstone mentioned in an announcement that the stretch of monitor, flanked by the Wing constructing, would change into Hamilton Straight.
“It is the first time in Silverstone’s history that a part of the circuit has been named after any individual,” mentioned British Racing Drivers’ Club president David Coulthard in an announcement forward of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
“Lewis has become a huge part of this history and the directors of the Club and I felt there was no better way to mark this than to rename the iconic pits straight in recognition of his record-breaking achievements.”
Hamilton has received his residence grand prix seven occasions.