Madame Tussauds announced plans to honor Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton with a wax figure.
Hamilton will be immortalized at the London museum in a replica of his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes race suit and his distinctive yellow race helmet.
“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 24,” Liz Edwards, PR manager for Madame Tussaud said.
“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.
The wax figure will take 6 months to complete and is expected to cost around $250,000.