Lewis Hamilton & David Beckham Involved in a Hearty Exchange on Social Media After Their Qatar GP Meet

Published 11/22/2021, 4:09 AM EST


The Qatar Grand Prix was a spectacular race, but what was even more exciting were the famous personalities that were present. One of them was football legend, David Beckham. Beckham even congratulated his fellow countryman, Lewis Hamilton, after winning the race.

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The ex-Manchester United player was a guest of McLaren for this past weekend. But that didn’t stop him from congratulating the Mercedes driver for his win at the Qatar Grand Prix.

David Beckham praises Lewis Hamilton after winning the Qatar Grand Prix

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Athletes always recognize when another athlete is on top of their game. Hence, it wasn’t a surprise to see the football star recognize the talent of a Formula One driver after winning a Grand Prix.

Beckham took to Instagram and wrote, “Congratulations on your win champ Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, Fernando Alonso on your podium finishes.”

 

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Hamilton replied to Beckham’s praise by saying, “Thank you, David.”

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Hamilton looking forward to the last two races of the season

There is no doubt that the 2021 season has been an exciting one. Hamilton is challenging for his eighth title in F1, while his arch-rival Max Verstappen, is hoping to grab his first. Both have pushed each other to the limit, creating an impressive title fight. However, it is the Dutch driver who leads the championship by just eight points, but Hamilton is hoping to have an edge over the Red Bull driver in the next two races.

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He said, “I don’t really have too much emotion except for [being] driven right now. But it’s amazing… To close that gap, so many points in these last few races have been important. They’re obviously still very fast as you could see today, with their fastest lap and both their cars getting past pretty much everyone quite easily. So we’ve still got our work cut out and a big shame for Valtteri today.”

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 20, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is interviewed after finishing first place in qualifying REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool

[But] I feel positive going into these next couple of races. I think they should be quite good for our car, so I’m looking forward to that battle,” the Mercedes driver concluded.

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With the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix scheduled for next weekend, Lewis will be hoping to grab another win this season; bridging the gap even closer to the Red Bull prodigy.

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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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