Latest Social Media Meme at the Center of Age Old Lewis Hamilton-Mercedes F1 Debate

Published 10/13/2021, 2:42 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 7, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sedat Suna


It is a normal sighting to witness memes trend virally on social media out of the blue, and the latest one is surrounding the ‘red flag’ on Twitter. This particular trend has exploded globally, with most of the F1 and football teams, and media houses joining the party. Interestingly, a specific tweet about Lewis Hamilton has led to a debacle between the fans.

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But, before heading to that tweet, here’s a short summary of what this trend means. Most of the social media handles post an infamous statement related to their teams’ player or driver which is then followed by a string of ‘red flag’ emojis.

What the tweet means is that these statements, mostly arriving from the fans, are always a red flag and are never usually true.

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Lewis Hamilton joins the trend

ESPN announced its contribution to this trend by tweeting a message related to the 7-time world champion. The tweet read, “Lewis is only good because of the car“.

We’ve all heard this one before, haven’t we? Hamilton has been a part of the Mercedes crew for 9 years now. And setting aside the 2013 season, the rest have been a Mercedes-dominant era. Hamilton has always been the main man in Mercedes and he used this opportunity to garner as many trophies as possible for himself and for the team.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with champagne on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

And as things stand, Hamilton and Mercedes, together, own a total of 14 world championship titles. Hence, amid passing through such a strong era, fans started opining that Hamilton’s success was merely his own doing, and instead, his car’s.

Well, ESPN certainly doesn’t seem happy about it and gave a fitting reply in their latest tweet. However, what they didn’t expect is the fallout amongst the fans.

Twitter reactions to the Hamilton meme

The moment the tweet showed up, fans swarmed to the comments section offering their opinions. And soon, it caused a war of words between the Hamilton haters and supporters. Here are a few tweets that caught our attention.

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Overall, there end the tweets. But, let’s hear it from you! Do you agree with this tweet? Has Hamilton offered more than his car to the F1 title hunt since 2014?

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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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