Lewis gets his own stamp

Following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Kimi Raikkonen, 2008 World Champion Lewis Hamilton is to appear on a set of commemorative stamps.

The Isle of Man Post Office is issuing a set of six stamps featuring stunning images of Hamilton’s championship year.

As well as the stamps, a first day cover, presentation pack and special sheet folder will also be produced and issued on Thursday 15th January 2009.

McLaren CEO Martin Whitmarsh said that the six commemorative stamps “really capture the emotions of a fantastic season.”

Dot Tilbury, Philatelic Bureau Manager at the Isle of Man Post Office added: “We are thrilled and honoured to be part of the celebrations to acknowledge Lewis s 2008 Formula 1 World Championship and hope our stamps capture the spirit of his momentous achievement to all his fans around the world.”