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Last Updated: Monday October 29 2007 09:08 GMT

Hamilton honoured by home town

Lewis Hamilton

He might have missed out on the F1 drivers' title, but Lewis Hamilton is being rewarded by his home town for his breakthrough in top level motorsport.

The 22-year-old is getting a street named after him in Stevenage - the Hertfordshire town he comes from.

The council said it was giving out the honour to mark Lewis's "great achievement" in finishing second in the drivers' contest in his first season.

The name of the road has not been revealed.

But whether it's Lewis Lane or Hamilton Highway, we're sure the F1 star will be delighted.

A council spokeswoman said: "Everyone in the town is enormously proud of the fact that Lewis comes from Stevenage.

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"He has really helped to put the town on the map.

"The success of Lewis has given everyone in Stevenage a real boost."