Hamilton, who won the FIFA World Championship for the fifth time in the 2018 season, voted second in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Despite losing to Geraint Thomas, who won this years Tour de France championship, the F1 ace was still grateful when he attended the awards ceremony. However, when he delivered his speech, he was suspected of insulting his hometown because of a slip of the tongue.
For all of us in our family, the dream is to do something different, he said at the time. Lets get out of the slums. Although he immediately realized that there was something wrong with the statement and corrected it -- Oh, not slums, its getting out of somewhere and doing something meaningful. We all set our goals very, very high, but we succeeded as a collective- but it still caused a strong response in social media.
Today, Stevenages population is close to 90,000. In addition to Hamilton, the town has also produced a number of other celebrities, including active Premier League players Ashley Young, Jack Wilshere and former Premier League star Kevin Phillips.
Source: Responsible Editor of MOTOSPORT Chinese Network: Liu Jie_NS6529