F1 CHAMPION Lewis Hamilton has been named Sportsman of the Year at the annual British Ethnic and Diversity Sport Awards (BEDSAs).
“To start out the year – before my races have even started – I feel very honoured,” Lewis said in a video played to the audience at the ceremony in central London tonight (Feb 6).
His win comes just months after the 30-year-old raced to Grand Prix glory, which saw him crowned World Champion at the US Grand Prix in Texas with one race outstanding.
His victory in the United States Grand Prix put him level with Sir Jackie Stewart as Britain’s most successful driver, with three world titles.
The BEDSAs provide a unique opportunity to recognise and reward sporting excellence among black and minority ethnic (BME) sportsmen and women, to help increase sports participation amongst BME communities and inspire the next generation of sporting talent.