“Always Getting Killed!” – Lewis Hamilton and Pierre Gasly Bond Over Common Late-Night Habit

Published 09/10/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 9, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference Pool via REUTERS/Luca Bruno


The traditional pre-race press conference ahead of the Italian Grand Prix took place yesterday. The final driver pairing saw last year’s race winner Pierre Gasly address the media alongside defending world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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During their press conference, they answered questions ranging from their current form to their outlook towards 2022. Following an answer given by Gasly about his stunning victory in Monza last year, Hamilton revealed video games are a common factor between the pair.

Lewis Hamilton admits he and Pierre Gasly game late at night

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A journalist asked Gasly about how the night went after he won a chaotic Italian Grand Prix last year. In his answer, the Frenchman mentioned how he received a surprise from a close friend, who arrived in Milan around midnight.

Hamilton took this opportunity to reveal he plays video games with Gasly late in the night. He said“We game at night also, we game a lot online!”

Gasly then replied, “But usually not the Sunday night!” Following this, Hamilton replied he finds it extremely difficult to play video games after racing on Sunday. “Sunday night, five minutes and I have such a headache. I can’t even look at the screen so, always getting killed!”

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Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 4, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in third position Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Seco

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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