Stevenage Borough Council has congratulated Lewis Hamilton on his success in winning the Formula One title.
Cllr Sharon Taylor, Leader of Stevenage Borough Council, said, “It is a great achievement for Lewis to win the World Championship in only his second season.
“Everyone in the town is enormously proud of the fact that Lewis comes from Stevenage. He has really helped to put the town on the map - we have been getting phone calls from right across the globe.
“The success of Lewis has given everyone in Stevenage a real boost. In particular, our young people see him as a role model and his achievements have definitely raised their aspiration levels.
“We are talking to Lewis’s management about a suitable way for Stevenage to mark his incredible achievement. In the meantime, there is a book in Daneshill House reception where people can record their messages of congratulations to Lewis. You can also leave a message online at www.stevenage.gov.uk.”