Get In There Lewis! WATCH Hamilton’s Ecstatic Radio Exchange With Bono After British GP Qualifying

Published 07/16/2021, 2:42 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 16, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after finishing first in the sprint race qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron


Although Lewis Hamilton started 2021 on the right foot, he saw his title challenge take a hit in the past six races. However, the Briton marked a strong comeback by clinching pole position for the first ever sprint race in F1.

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While fans are used to hearing his race engineer Peter Bonnington saying, “Get in there, Lewis” on the radio, that message didn’t feature in the past few races. However, that changed after Hamilton’s immense effort in front of his home crowd.

Lewis Hamilton expresses delight on team radio after clinching pole position

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Despite Max Verstappen dominating free practice earlier today, Hamilton kept his composure when it mattered the most. Although he squandered his final flying lap in Q3, he did enough to keep Verstappen to P2 for tomorrow’s sprint race.

While today’s session doesn’t confirm the grid for Sunday’s race, it’s a step in the right direction for Hamilton. Since the Spanish Grand Prix in May, the Briton is yet to win another race in 2021. In addition, his teammate Valtteri Bottas starts the sprint race from P3, which gives Mercedes an excellent chance to challenge Red Bull this weekend.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 16, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after finishing first in the sprint race qualifying REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

After an intense qualifying session, Hamilton’s race engineer Peter Bonnington finally said those famous words in sheer joy. “Get in there, Lewis!” screamed the 56-year-old to the defending world champion.
“What a lap, man. It’s the first one counted.”

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However, the occasion was so special for Hamilton that he relayed those same words back on the radio. “Get in there!” replied Hamilton. “Cracking job, guys!”

Although the job is only half done, Hamilton will fancy his chances of gunning for an eighth British Grand Prix victory this weekend.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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