Lewis Hamilton received his knighthood for services to motorsport just three days after he was denied an eighth Formula 1 drivers’ title.
The 36-year-old Briton received the honour from Prince Charles during a ceremony at Windsor Castle.
The Mercedes racer controversially lost the 2021 title to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Hamilton was overtaken on the final lap of the last race after it was restarted following a late safety car.
He was made an MBE in 2008 after winning his first F1 championship.