Lewis Hamilton Endorses for More F1 Races Stateside, But ‘Most Important’ Task Remains in Africa

Published 10/22/2021, 4:38 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 10, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in second position for the sprint qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron


While most of the F1 world is excited about the Miami Grand Prix next year, and potentially a third race in the States. Lewis Hamilton is hoping that the paddock returns to South Africa.

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There have been talks of F1 returning to South Africa, but nothing has been set in stone. However, for the 7-times world champion, Kyalami is a place that is close to his heart.

Lewis Hamilton hopes that F1 could be back in South Africa

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Formula One’s focus is to get a third race in America, particularly Las Vegas. Though it might be exciting for some, including Hamilton, the Knight would love to race in South Africa as well.

Speaking ahead of the United States Grand Prix, as quoted by GPFans, Hamilton said, “The place that I really feel, to my heart, is most important to me is to get a race back in South Africa.”

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 11, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton before the sprint qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

“I think there is a great following out there and I think it would be great to highlight how beautiful the motherland is,” Lewis explained.

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All eyes are on the championship for Lewis

As the Knight prepares for the US Grand Prix this weekend in Austin, he would keep an eye on the title race between him and arch-rival, Max Verstappen.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 10, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez during the race REUTERS/Murad Sezer

As it stands, it is the Dutch driver who leads the championship, having a 6-point lead over the Mercedes driver. However, Hamilton is known for his persistence and is aiming to push the Red Bull prodigy to the limit as they zip around the track this coming Sunday.

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While on the other hand, Verstappen is hoping to keep the British driver in his rear-view mirrors and grab a win, further extending his lead in the championship standings.

With the race just a few days away, what is your prediction for the upcoming Grand Prix? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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