Emilia Romagna GP: Mercedes F1 Taunt Lewis Hamilton for Not Showing Up at Imola

Published 04/15/2021, 8:55 AM EDT
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP talks to the media on the podium after winning a 7th F1 World Drivers Championship during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


One of the many issues Lewis Hamilton actively works on outside the paddock is trying to make his lifestyle as sustainable as possible. So, in a bid to reduce his carbon footprint and avoids air travel whenever possible. He travels by road whenever there is Grand Prix held in Europe. Mercedes used this to take a dig at Hamilton, who hasn’t shown up in Imola yet.

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All other teams and drivers have reached, with Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris being sighted around the track. Williams’s George Russell even took the time to have a jog around the track, as seen on his Instagram.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 28, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

Mercedes joke about Lewis Hamilton getting lost on the way to Imola

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When Hamilton tweeted out a picture of himself standing next to his car, captioned, “Next stop, Imola,” Mercedes‘ social media found the perfect opportunity to troll the seven-time world champion.

Joking about the fact that he hadn’t yet reached Imola, they tweeted out, “He must have got lost.”

Hamilton might aim for a second win in Imola

The number 44 driver achieved an amazing win at the opening race in Bahrain. Despite having no rear grip, the Knight had an intense last-lap battle with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and came out on top.

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Now, for the second race of the 2021 season, they go head to head at Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Lewis will aim and keep the Dutchman in his rearview mirrors, while Verstappen will do everything to get his first win for the team and himself.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 28, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

With Red Bull showing they have the pace to catch up to the Mercedes and potentially beat them, who do you think will come out victorious in Italy and take home maximum points for the championships?

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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