Hamilton offers touching tribute to Aretha Franklin

Lewis Hamilton, whose love of music is well known, added his voice to the chorus of tributes that have poured in for Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

The 76-year-old singer and legend passed away on Thursday after losing a battle to pancreatic cancer.

Hamilton, who has often said that he could embark on a career in music after his life in motorsport, paid a touching homage to Franklin on his Instagram account.

“Aretha, your beautiful voice will always have an everlasting impact on this world,” wrote the four-time F1 world champion.

“You truly moved, inspired and changed the entire meaning of soul forever. I will never forget the first time I heard your voice, it took my breath away.

“My prayers are with your family and loved ones. God bless and rest in peace, Queen of Soul.”