His Amazing Formula One Career Earns Lewis Hamilton a Knighthood

Formula One driver and 7-time world championship winner, Lewis Hamilton, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II during 2021 New Year Honors. British Formula One driver received this honor for his exceptional career and his work in combating racism, and was recommended for knighthood by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson back in November.

Lewis Hamilton A Stellar Formula One Career

Lewis Hamilton is a British race driver that started his career driving for McLaren from 2007 until 2012 and for Mercedes from 2013 to the present day. He has won seven World Drivers’ championship titles, four of which were consecutive wins, equaling the legendary F1 driver Michael Schumacher. Hamilton is currently Formula One’s most successful driver with 95 wins overall. His incredible career had earned him a knighthood and the title Sir in 2021, making him the fourth F1 driver to receive this honor, alongside Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart, and Stirling Moss.

Mercedes Benz F1 Negro Racial Justice Activism

In addition to his F1 career, Hamilton is also a prominent activist and philanthropist. As a strong advocate against racism, Hamilton took the knee before every race he took part in during 2020 in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement and wore T-shirts bearing that slogan. Hamilton criticizes the lack of diversity in Formula One and has set up the Hamilton Commission with the Royal Academy of Engineering. The ultimate goal of this commission is increasing diversity in motorsports by engaging more young people of color in technology, engineering, science, and mathematics.

Lewis Hamilton Has No Plans of Retiring

Lewis Hamilton being joined by other drivers in taking the knee ahead of a race.The accomplished driver’s career goes on as he has not announced any retirement plans at this time. It’s quite possible that Hamilton may yet set new records for F1 in upcoming seasons. His other ventures include music, which the driver claims was a big passion of his since he was very young. F1 star also launched a clothing line in 2019, TOMMYXLEWIS, alongside designer Tommy Hilfiger.

Upcoming Rimac C_Two Can Talk to the Driver in Darth Vader’s Voice

The automotive industry’s future continues to head toward electric vehicles, but some will be more advanced than others. Racing car manufacturer Rimac may have created the next generation of electric vehicles, and theirs can even talk to drivers in Darth Vadar’s voice.

Electric Hypercar

The upcoming Rimac C_Two is going to blow drivers away thanks to its 1,887 bhp and 0-62mph speed of 1.97 seconds. That’s not all, though, and this upcoming track-only car is going to help drivers hit faster laps. The car will come with an artificial intelligence coaching system that compares a driver’s lap to the computer’s calculated ‘perfect lap.’ It will then proceed to advise drivers on how to change their driving to go faster and faster.

Drive Like a Pro

Rimac acknowledges that not all of its drivers are going to be professional racers, but it wants them to feel like they are. That’s the idea behind the sophisticated coaching system, which includes a long list of amazing tech to help you. The car uses radar and ultrasonic sensors, LIDAR, a supercomputer, and nine onboard cameras to give drivers the edge. Rimac estimates the car collects six terabytes of data every hour it’s driving around the track.

The Best Bit

Much of the driving advice will be available on the instrument screen in the center of the car. However, this will prove distracting if drivers keep taking their eyes off the road, so there is also a vocal coach. Rimac explained to Top Gear that the voice coach could even be programmed to speak using Darth Vadar’s voice if that’s what people wanted.

The Rimac C_Two is going to be a thrill for anyone who gets behind the wheel of it. Not only will it help you drive as fast as humanly possible, but it will also be able to coach you through a lap using Darth Vadar’s voice.