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John Surtees misses out on Knighthood yet again

Dec 31, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

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One of the U.K.’s most decorated racers, John Surtees, has missed out on Knighthood yet again.

There was hope that for 2014, the 50th anniversary of his 1964 Formula One World Championship, the only individual to have won an F1 and motorcycle World Championships would get honored with the distinction. Alas, it’s not the case.

A full list of honorees is linked here.

Twitter lit up this morning with regret that Surtees has not been honored in this manner. A reaction from NBCSN’s Formula One pit reporter and insider Will Buxton said it all:


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