Speculation is increasing that Royal Mail are set to commerate Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 success by putting his face on a set of stamps.
The accolade could be yet another in a fantastic year for the Brit who at 23 became the youngest winner of the inaugural Formula 1 Championship and is also odds on to win yet another award in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Hamilton won the Championship in dramtic fashion on the last race day to overcome rival Felipe Massa by the slenderest of margins. It meant Hamilton claimed the Championship in only his second season after finsishing second in his rookie season.
Even though the list for its 2009 stamps has already been drawn up Royal Mail have not dismissed the idea saying he is “certainly under consideration” to become a member of a unique group of individuals – which include James Bond and Christopher Lee – who have been commerated with their own set of stamps.
However this may attract more controversy as the Royal Mail have so far refused to issue a set of stamps in memory of Britain’s war dead which has prompted Steve McQueen, Britain’s war artist, to ask Gordon Brown to force Royal Mail’s hand.