F1 Twitter Fumes as Lewis Hamilton Makes an Embarrassing Mistake Involving George Russell

Published 09/01/2021, 3:32 AM EDT
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


Lewis Hamilton and his pet dog, Roscoe, have been one of the biggest stars of the 7-time world champion’s social media profiles. In recent times, the Briton has often been updating stories starring the British Bulldog. Amidst the frequent cameos, a post showed up on Hamilton’s profile early on Tuesday.

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As expected, it was Hamilton and Roscoe! The duo was napping on the couch, resting against each other. However, something looked odd about the post. When analyzed, Hamilton had caused a hilarious blunder while attempting to tag Roscoe’s profile.

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Instead of tagging ‘Roscoe Hamilton’, the Mercedes driver ended up tagging junior Mercedes driver, George Russell. On a normal day, this wouldn’t have been a huge deal.

However, the fact that the entire F1 community is speculating Russell to become Hamilton’s teammate in 2022, led to a flurry of theories amongst the F1 fans. And of course, there was significant hate that grew out of the post.

Soon after posting the image on Instagram, Hamilton deleted it, but, unfortunately, considering his massive fan-following, it was too late, as several had already viewed the post and consequently noticed the blunder.

Twitter reacts to Hamilton’s Russell conundrum

Hate against Lewis Hamilton?

Well, not a surprise, isn’t it? Where there is support, there is hate too. However, the hate against Hamilton outgrew following Mercedes’ signing of Valtteri Bottas. On several occasions, Mercedes have demanded the Finn to make way for Hamilton in order to keep the latter in the driver’s seat to win the championships.

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Hence, amidst the Russell-Bottas switch rumors, this recent Instagram post caused the fans to come up with several bizarre theories. A few reckoned Hamilton was hinting that he ‘owns’ Russell, but most of the fans ended up comparing Russell with Roscoe.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Williams’ George Russell celebrate after finishing third and second in qualifying Pool via REUTERS/John Thys

But, the truth? Well, it’s simple. It was a silly mistake from Hamilton. And the fact that he took it off his Instagram page proves it all. But, the fans are still going strong.

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Hence, will the hate against Hamilton ever come down in the future years? Well, only time will tell.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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