A world champion in wax

Pete Mait

One week after being made a Member of the Order of the British Empire at the tender age of 23, Lewis Hamilton has been honoured once again. The world-famous waxworks museum Madame Tussauds in London has unveiled a likeness of the youngest Formula One world champion of all time.

"With his determination and stubborn persistence, he has undoubtedly earned a place in the country's affection, and with his fantastic achievement, he definitely merits a place alongside all the other greats," said a museum spokesperson. Lewis Hamilton's figure cost an amazing 160,000 euros to complete. The Formula One star in wax is wearing racing overalls and is carrying his helmet under his arm. They are already working on commemorative medallions ...