HILARIOUS: Mercedes F1 Teases Vin Diesel With “Family” Meme

Published 09/21/2021, 3:52 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 Acton Vin Diesel is seen on the grid before the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron


Apart from being a high-octane sport, Formula One is also known for its glitz and glamor. The paddock has seen some notable names during the Grand Prix weekend, and at the recent Italian Grand Prix in Monza, it was no different.

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This time it was a popular Hollywood actor and face of the Fast & Furious franchise, Vin Diesel. The actor was on site for the Italian Grand Prix, taking pictures with Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton, and the Silver Arrows saw this as an opportunity to create a buzz on social media.

Mercedes tease the entire F1 community with the Fast & Furious theme

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The movie revolves around the theme of family and has made an impact on social media. Hence, when the actor was present on Sunday’s race, Mercedes used the opportunity to give a reference to his blockbuster movie.

The team wrote, “Did someone say…”

The video shows the 54-year-old actor walking down the grid, taking pictures with the W12, and Hamilton, as the text reads, “At Mercedes, we don’t have friends. We got….. Family.”

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Not the only actor to be present during a Grand Prix weekend this season

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During the dramatic British Grand Prix at Silverstone earlier this season, the Silver Arrows had acclaimed Hollywood actor Tom Cruise to give them company. The American star was cheering for none other than the seven-time world champion.

As the Knight took the checkered flag at his home race, Cruise was over the moon for the driver he was rooting for. When Hamilton was preparing to go on to the podium and celebrate his victory, he was stopped by the actor, who embraced him and congratulated him for his achievement at Silverstone.

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Now as Lewis prepares for the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, this upcoming weekend, it won’t be a surprise to see A-list actors such as Cruise and Diesel cheering him on.

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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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