Lewis Hamilton Endorses Polarising Mercedes F1 Claim After Russian GP Win

Published 09/27/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
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


After a long wait, Lewis Hamilton finally clinched his 100th race victory in an eventful Russian Grand Prix. The Briton overcame tricky weather conditions and a relatively slow start to take 25 crucial points away from Sochi.

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Following his victory, Mercedes took to social media to appreciate their star driver. And earlier today, Hamilton shared one of those appreciation posts which drew several reactions.

Lewis Hamilton shares Mercedes’ cheeky social media post

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The Brackley-based outfit shared several posts on their social media profiles following Hamilton’s victory in Sochi. Ranging from creative designs to team reactions, they covered it all to spread cheer amongst their legion of fans.

One of those posts shows the Briton sitting at a dinner table. While there’s a setup in place with cutlery and chairs, Hamilton is the only one at the table. This post saw the Silver Arrows write the caption, “@lewishamilton and all the other 100x F1 winners.”

The post garnered over 640,000 likes and 6,000 comments. While some fans lauded the page’s admin for the post, a few others continued to debate his success. Earlier today, Hamilton shared this post as a story on his Instagram profile to add to the ongoing banter amongst millions across the world.

While there’s no doubt that the reigning world champion is quite the personality on the grid, this move from him shows how much he’s in touch with his surroundings.

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Hamilton moved above Max Verstappen in the driver’s championship

Verstappen fought from the back of the grid to take second place in a race which saw immense chaos. However, this couldn’t prevent Hamilton from going above him in the driver’s championship, as the season took another step towards its end.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

The Briton now has a slender two-point lead over his Dutch rival with just seven races to go. Can Hamilton score another crucial victory in the next race in Istanbul? Or will Verstappen claw his way back on October 10?

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, 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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