Ukpono Anietie, PH
F1 race driver, Lewis Hamilton was granted honorary citizenship by Brazil’s House of Representative.
The bill to grant F1 star a honorary citizen was proposed by Congressman Andre Figueiredo last year after the F1 Brazilian Grand Prix.
After winning the Brazilian GP last year, Hamilton paid respect to Ayrton Senna by holding a Brazilian flag with the name “Senna” written on it.
Ayrton Senna was a Brazilian F1 driving who won three world championships in 1988, 1990, and 1991.
The three times winner of the Brazilian Grand Prix and seven F1 world joint titles holder addressed the house after receiving the honour.
“It is honestly the greatest honour for me to be here receiving and accepting this citizenship.
“I really do feel like now I am one of you finally,” he said.