Emma Raducanu Rooting For Lewis Hamilton to Win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 2021

Published 11/29/2021, 7:06 AM EST
Tennis – Champions Tennis – The Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain – November 28, 2021 Britain’s Emma Raducanu celebrates winning her match against Romania’s Elena-Gabriela Ruse REUTERS/Tony Obrien


Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton is an inspiration to many across the world. One of them is tennis player, Emma Raducanu. The 19-year-old is a big fan of the 7-time world champion and hopes to see him win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

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Additionally, Raducanu received some advice from the British driver after she won her Grand Slam. Seeing that Hamilton’s her role model, she hopes that the Knight can win the prestigious award.

Emma Raducanu sees Lewis Hamilton as inspiration

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In the world of sports, athletes often look at each other as role models, as it helps them to become better. Raducanu is no different as she looks up to the Mercedes driver.

As quoted by Reuters, she revealed the advice Hamilton gave her, (Lewis) said, “Be patient, you’ve just got to ride the wave. It’s all good. Don’t worry,” Raducancu said, “Good reassurance. He has been such a good role model for me in terms of helping me out through the next stages.”

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Talking about wishing Hamilton win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, she said, “No, definitely not. I am rooting for Lewis in the race. I just don’t even think about it. For me, it’s something that’s so far out of the realms of possibility.”

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Can Lewis win the race for the title?

This season, Hamilton has been fighting to the limit against his arch-rival, Max Verstappen for a shot at the championship. Both of them had their chances of leading the driver’s standings, but now with just two races remaining before the end of the season; Hamilton hopes he is the one who can come out on top.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 19, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The gap between the two title contenders is just eight points, with F1 heading to Jeddah this week for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Hamilton would aim to make it three wins in a row, after taking the chequered flag in Brazil and Qatar.

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With the championship fight getting intense with every race, who do you think will put their hands on the 2021 title? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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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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