‘Charles to Mercedes Confirmed’: Mercedes F1 Trolls Fans on Social Media

Published 12/08/2020, 11:57 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in action during the race Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace


The Sakhir Grand Prix was a roller coaster ride for the entire Mercedes Camp. Eventually, neither car made it up to the podium, despite being the front runners for a majority of the race. George Russell made a splash of a debut but ultimately had to settle for P9 because of poor luck.

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The tense weekend exhausted the Mercedes Twitter handle. Maintaining a steady supply of news about every detail and update, they naturally had a busy few hours. However, it is unlike them to compromise on their humor and tricks.

The admin had posted a video with a sweet message for the fans. They expressed their gratitude to the fans for supporting them and were about to call it a day. However, one fan replied, confessing to misreading ‘Cheers’ as ‘Charles.’ With Lewis and Mercedes already tight on contract issues, the setting for a prank was perfect.

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The admin soon replied to the user stating that,” Charles [Leclerc] to Mercedes confirmed.” As much as many parties on the paddock would have loved this to be true, this was, indeed, a nasty dig at Lewis Hamilton fans.

This soon turned into a lively exchange and the Mercedes Twitter page lit up with colorful replies from all over. Even after a rather discouraging Sakhir Grand Prix, the party never ends on Mercedes AMG’s Twitter.

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Lewis Hamilton is presently fighting the virus that the entire world has been dealing with since December 2019. Although the Briton was last updated to be healthy, he could not appear for the Sakhir Grand Prix. Mercedes offered a chance to George Russell and the Williams driver grabbed it swiftly.

The race saw George Russell assume podium places two times. However, destiny did not favor the Briton, although he pushed with his entire might. Even after the safety car restart, Russell did fight all the way up from P8 to P2; yet it was simply not his day.

Russell had few disappointing weekends to gulp down this year. The Williams team had high hopes from Russell this weekend. Although he showed a lot of promise at the latter stages of the championship, his mistakes are shameful even to himself.

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Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – December 5, 2020 Mercedes’ George Russell in the garage during practice FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

As the old saying goes, it is never too late to mend. One phenomenal weekend at the Sakhir Grand Prix has everyone talking about the Briton again. Russell’s hard fight against Valtteri Bottas received praise from every critic and even hinted at the possibility of Bottas being replaced by Russell.

We hear Lewis Hamilton is healing fast and the champion, in all possibility, will assume his position for the Abu Dhabi race. However, destiny made a good show for Russell as Mercedes also face a severe dilemma regarding contract talks again.

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Indrasish Ganguly

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Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed.

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