American Rapper Ice T Shares a Photo of Lewis “Joker” Hamilton in Halloween Throwback

Published 10/17/2021, 10:26 AM EDT
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team arrive into the paddock before race of Dutch Grand Prix, 13th round of Formula 1 World Championship in CM.com Circuit Zandvoort, North Holland, Netherlands, 5 September 2021 (Photo by Andrea Diodato/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has always been known to add some spark to the F1 paddock with his outfits. Regarded as one of the most fashionable people in Formula 1, Lewis has never shied away from flaunting his clothes.

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And of course, Halloween is all about dressing up and following unconventional trends, which is right up the Briton’s ally. With October 31 around the corner, American rapper Ice-T shared a throwback tweet where fans spotted Hamilton posing beside him in a Joker costume.

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Lewis Hamilton likes to have the best of both worlds

While F1 fans might think Lewis is all about winning and victory and competition – Ice-T’s photo proves them wrong. While the seven-time World Champion is a fierce force on the race track, he is a fun-loving, fashionable man off the track. The throwback photo from the 2014 edition of German model Heidi Klum’s famous Halloween Party was taken in New York, a day after Lewis won the Mexican Grand Prix in Mexico City.

For the party, Hamilton swapped his Mercedes overalls for a tailored blue suit, with a ghastly-looking Cheshire grin across his white-painted face. Fans across the world commended his impeccable makeover as he transformed into Heath Ledger’s Joker from the Dark Knight franchise directed by Christopher Nolan.

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Will fans get a replay of the 2014 Championship Battle?

Ice-T’s 2014 Halloween throwback tweet is bringing up memories of the Hamilton-Rosberg Championship battle for the fans. During that time, the two title contenders were only separated by a few points. But now, seven years later, in 2021, Hamilton is again in a neck-to-neck battle with Red Bull prodigy Max Verstappen.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with champagne after winning the race with second-placed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov

The 2014 season ended with Hamiton clinching the final victory of the season at Abu Dhabi, while Rosberg failed to come into the points as he finished the race at P14. Hamilton became the Drivers’ Championship winner for that season with 384 points. Rosberg followed him closely with 317 points.

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Are the fans going to see a similar result this time with Hamilton clinching the title, closely followed by Verstappen? Or does fate have a different outcome in store for the two rivals? Only time will reveal that.

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Riddhi Mondal

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport.

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