Ex-Ferrari F1 Driver Mocks Lewis Hamilton With Savage James Hunt Comparison

Published 08/31/2021, 3:05 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Lewis Hamilton is a seven-time world champion in Formula One. He is widely considered as one of the greatest drivers of all time in the sport and also one of the most influential. The British driver has made a name for himself in other avenues as well such as fashion.

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Former F1 driver Eddie Irvine took to social media to poke fun at Hamilton’s fashion. He posted a meme that shows the progression of how the drivers’ fashion has evolved.

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The sport made a bad choice today: Lewis Hamilton

Belgian Grand Prix has created a big controversy in motorsport for the way it happened. Many, including Lewis Hamilton, have been critical of the race director and Stewarts on how it was managed. Hamilton blatantly stated that the two laps of the race took place because of the money factor in the sport.

“We should have called it quits, not risked drivers and, most importantly, refunded fans who are the heart of our sport,” said Lewis.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is interviewed after qualifying third Pool via REUTERS/John Thys

“There was no moment today when we would have been able to race. Money talks. It was literally the two laps to start the race. The sport made a bad choice today.” said Hamilton.

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We were all aiming for a window that we thought was there: Michael Masi

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Responding to several drivers’ criticism, race director Michael Masi stated they did everything in their power to make the race happen in a safe manner. He mentioned that the safety of the drivers was paramount and one of the reasons to not let the drivers race in the treacherous rain.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 29, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton before the race as the race is delayed due to bad weather Pool via REUTERS/John Thys

“We were all aiming for a window that we thought was there. There was a weather band where we thought we could get some racing in. But you have all seen how rapidly the weather changes at this venue and the weather deteriorated so rapidly that we couldn’t.” said Masi.

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FIA awarded half points to the team and drivers, which meant that Verstappen closed the gap to Hamilton. Hamilton now leads the championship by just three points ahead of the Dutch GP.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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