'I don't deserve knighthood': F1 champ

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Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, who has equalled Michael Schumacher's record of seven titles, says he's not worthy of a British knighthood.

The British press have been calling for the 35-year-old to receive one of the country's highest honours, just like tennis star Andy Murray and athlete Mo Farah.

"When I think about that honour, I think about people like my granddad who served in the war," Hamilton was quoted as saying by Autosport on Wednesday, before reflecting on the coronavirus crisis.

"The people that are running hospitals. The nurses and doctors who are saving lives during the hardest time ever, I think about those unsung heroes and I don't look at myself as an unsung hero.

"I've not saved anybody. It is an incredible honour that a small group of people have had bestowed upon them."

Hamilton is yet to sign a new contract at Mercedes, but is expected to do so in the coming weeks as he targets the outright record next season.