Lewis Hamilton left speechless when asked question about King Charles’ coronation

Lewis Hamilton was awarded an MBE in 2008 before being knighted at the end of 2021, as part of the late Queen's 2021 New Year Honours list.

No matter whether you’re a fan of the royal family or not, this weekend is a fairly sizeable one in the United Kingdom, with King Charles set to be coronated on Saturday.

The celebrations will take place throughout the weekend across the UK and the Commonwealth, as King Charles officially becomes the latest Monarch.

With Formula 1 being in Miami this weekend, the Grand Prix doesn’t actually clash with the coronation on Saturday, which is taking place in Westminster Abbey.

The celebrations will be carried out across Saturday, Sunday and into Monday, which has become a bank holiday to mark the occasion.

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With the weekend’s F1 action and the coronation not clashing timewise, seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton is very much planning on watching the coronation take place, from the comfort of his mobile phone.

However, could the 38-year-old have been in attendance this weekend in Westminster Abbey if it wasn’t for the racing, given that he has been knighted as Sir Lewis Hamilton?

Sky Sports F1 reporter Ted Kravitz was quick to ask Hamilton if he had received an invite, to which the Mercedes driver was lost for words.

“I have no idea, I don’t see my mail. I’ve not seen my mail in years, I don’t know, if I did or I didn’t – it is okay. I’m going to have it live on my phone whilst I’m mid-engineering,” Hamilton told Kravitz.

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Whilst Hamilton will be paying attention to the coronation, his immediate focus is on the Miami International Autodrome this weekend.

Hamilton finished sixth in Miami last season and will likely face a similarly challenging Grand Prix on Sunday, with Red Bull set to be dominant once again.

A podium perhaps isn’t a realistic goal for the 103-time race winner given the characteristics of the circuit, which boasts two high-speed DRS zones.

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With Mercedes struggling for straight-line speed, overtaking could be a challenge for Hamilton, who told Kravitz how he’d love “more power”.

“Ultimately you always want more downforce and more power – or less drag,” Hamilton explained.

“I think a calmer car to drive is what I’m looking for in my set up, it is quite unpredictable. I think we’re going in the right direction, there’s a great mindset right now and there’s a great energy within the tea and I’m certain we’ll get there in the near future.”