“A Disasterclass…”: Mercedes F1 Fans Conflicted Over Surprise Michelle Obama Appearance in Lewis Hamilton’s Garage

Published 05/07/2022, 2:27 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Miami Grand Prix – Miami International Autodrome, Miami, Florida, U.S. – May 7, 2022 Former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is seen with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ahead of practice REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Formula One is back and so is the countdown to the inaugural Miami Grand Prix! The event is a celebration of sorts. In addition to the world’s most elite racing cars making appearances in Miami, there are also many celebrities attending the Grand Prix.

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In the huge list of celebrities rumored to be at the circuit, Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States, was seen in Lewis Hamilton’s garage during Saturday’s FP3 session. It is certainly very touching to see Michelle Obama cheering on the seven-time World Champion as he looks to bounce back in Miami after a disappointing start to the season.

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On the track, Mercedes have started the Miami Grand Prix in a solid fashion. FP2 saw George Russell finish P1 while Hamilton finished P4. The Silver Arrows have come with new upgrades with a revised front wing, rear wing, and beam wing. The result has been a success so far, as they experienced little to no porpoising in the practice sessions.

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As fans and celebrities will cheer on the poster boy of Formula 1, Hamilton will look to take inspiration from those around. Ferrari and Red Bull are the favorites, but the Brackley-based outfit’s car looks suited to the conditions. They will hope to get a positive result in their bid to compete with the top two for the championship.

The fans also loved the fact Mrs. Obama is in the garage to support the 37-year-old and expressed their views on Twitter.

Twitter reacts to spotting Michelle Obama in the Mercedes garage

The fans were naturally thrilled to see Michelle Obama and they hope that Lewis can deliver on Sunday.

Popular film director and screenwriter George Lucas was also spotted cheering Lewis Hamilton as the fans went frenzy.

It is fair to say some fans are not confident in the W13 ahead of the Miami Grand Prix race.

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We are all set to witness the first qualifying in the venue on Saturday, later in the day. Hamilton will hope to perform his best to deliver a result for his ever-present supporters.

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Rahul Madhavan

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Rahul Madhavan is a Formula 1 writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor's degree in business administration, he is pursuing his love for sports in the form of writing. Rahul is an avid McLaren fan, who also enjoys writing about soccer.

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