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F1: Hamilton picks up ‘coveted’ German award


Consolation prizes are coming thick and fast to season runner-up Lewis Hamilton, who has been presented with a prestigious Golden Steering Wheel award by a German newspaper.

According to McLaren Mercedes, the award is for outstanding achievement in 2007 and presented by the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag.


A news release on the team site describes this as “one of the most coveted automotive honours in Europe”.

The award was presented last night in Berlin by former McLaren double world champion Mika Hakkinen.

When accepting the award, Hamilton said: “It is a great honour to receive this award. I have a fantastic team behind me and although we didn’t win the championship this year, the season exceeded all my expectations.”

Other awards picked up on the night included Best Cabriolet for the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster.


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