For a start Racing drivers of that caliber (i.e F1 Champions) are a rare and talented breed and secondly congratulating them in this way further emphasises the sports contribution to innovation in technology by recognising its victors.Jadak said:I have no respect for royalty, but I can't argue with this...
On second thought, the fact that mere race car drivers are also getting Knighted takes all the prestige out of this. Picard deserves something better than being grouped with those nobodies.
Also Jenson Button didn't get Knighted, he got an MBE. So he didn't get the same level recognition that Sir Stuart did and deserved.