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Monday's Formula 1 news roundup: Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Monday, November 23.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest news regarding Formula 1 on Monday, November 23.

Monday morning's Formula 1 news roundup:


Lewis Hamilton to be knighted in New Year?

Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Turkish Grand Prix on November 15, 2020© Reuters

Lewis Hamilton is to be awarded a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list, according to a report.

The 35-year-old last week matched Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula One world titles to strengthen his claim as being Britain's greatest living sportsman.

The Sun claims that Hamilton, who has also been vocal about the Black Lives Matter movement, is to be rewarded for his latest achievement with a knighthood.

The Government's Honours Committee is said to have given the green light for the gong after Hamilton's tax affairs were deemed to be in order.

Hamilton, who resides in tax haven Monaco, will follow in the steps of Mo Farah, Andy Murray and Alastair Cook in being honoured by the Queen.



Alonso may not succeed in F1 comeback - Massa

Fernando Alonso pictured in January 2020© Reuters

Fernando Alonso's return to Formula 1 could be as unsuccessful as that of his former championship rival and F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

That is the warning of former F1 driver Felipe Massa, who is uniquely positioned to comment given that he served as both Schumacher and Alonso's teammate at Ferrari.

"Fernando is a phenomenon with a talent that is rarely seen among drivers," the 39-year-old Brazilian told AS newspaper.

"However, it must be remembered that he is coming to a team that is not in the top positions and he has been out of F1 for two years. We can't hide that it could have a negative effect, as happened to Michael.

"He (Schumacher) was out for three years and did not return to his earlier level. Age is a factor - Fernando will be 40 years old and will be fighting 20-25 year olds," Massa continued.

"Age is a problem, but it must also be recognised that Alonso is such a talent and can do well. Certainly for F1 it is positive that he comes back," he said.



More news from Formula 1:

Lord Hain: 'Lewis Hamilton deserving of knighthood'
Former Labour cabinet minister Lord Hain would welcome the seven-time world champion becoming Sir Lewis Hamilton. Read more.

Perez-Indycar 'stories' doing the rounds - Chilton
Three current Formula 1 drivers could be joining two other F1 refugees in the top American single seater category Indycar next year. Read more.

Haas to confirm test, race seat for Schumacher
Mick Schumacher is being lined up to get a taste of life at the Haas team, according to Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport. Read more.

Now Istanbul eyes F1's vacant 2021 race date
Turkey also wants to secure the unconfirmed 23rd race date on Formula 1's 2021 calendar. Read more.

Hamilton win gives titles 'credibility' - Villeneuve
Lewis Hamilton added "credibility to all of his championships" by the manner in which he wrapped up his record-equalling seventh recently in Turkey. Read more.

2022 cars may be 1 second slower than now - Key
The new-generation cars of 2022 may only be a single second slower than the unprecedentedly-fast single seaters of this year. Read more.

Rio seeking alternative site for F1 circuit
Rio de Janeiro is not giving up on its ambitions to host a Formula 1 race. Read more.

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