Lewis Hamilton's Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds

Looks like a  lot of good things have lately happened for the Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton. As if having his portrait painted with remote cars and his image immortalized by the Royal Mail on a set of postage stamps weren't rewarding enough, the 23-year-old Formula 1 superstar will also have his own wax statue at the famous Madame Tussauds London.

Hamilton, who has become the youngest drivers' title winner in the sport's 58 year history, underwent no less than 300 measurements this week for the next Madame Tussauds' waxwork. Reference shots with the Formula 1 champion were also taken and as well as details including the comparison of the color of his eyes with artificial eyeballs.

According to the well-known museum, his wax statue will be ready in about six months and will join the Interactive Sports Zone early next year.

“Like the rest of Britain we were all delighted about Lewis’s F1 championship win. Although he has only raced in F1 for two seasons his name has been on our radar for some time and we’d already made our decision to include him before his Championship winning performance because of huge demand from our guests. He has undoubtedly won a place in the nation’s hearts for his determination and single mindedness and a place at Madame Tussauds for an amazing track record – and he is still only 23,” Liz Edwards, PR Manager for Madame Tussauds said.

In addition, Hamilton's wax figure will be wearing a faithful copy of his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes race suit and fans will be able to admire the F1 champion holding a replica of his race helmet. The masterpiece will cost about £150,000 but he certainly deserves the investment.
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