Lewis Hamilton Reveals a ‘Haunting’ Story During His Trip to the Toilet Amidst Delayed Belgian GP

Published 08/29/2021, 10:47 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 29, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton before the race as the race is delayed due to bad weather Pool via REUTERS/John Thys


The Belgian Grand Prix has officially commenced, but what’s bizarre is that there have hardly been actions on the track. The 3-hour window is slowly but steadily inching closer, meaning it could either be a long race or no race at all. Hence, Lewis Hamilton, took a precautionary trip to the restroom fearing the former might happen.

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But, the trip ended up being miserable for the 7-time world champion. Apparently, a French cameraman, who had used the restroom prior, made a mess. And this led to a hilariously traumatic experience for Hamilton, who reckoned it could haunt him for a while.

What did Lewis Hamilton say?

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It is understandable that Hamilton had to rush to the restroom, considering rain has been pounding down since morning, and temperatures have come down as well. However, the Briton reckoned that he came with a trauma that could last throughout his life.

I’m glad I went to the toilet. The one I went to, someone had dropped a crazy bomb in there. The worst thing ever. It’s going to haunt me for life,” Hamilton said.

It has been an intense year for Hamilton amidst the rivalry against Man Verstappen. Hence, one has hardly seen the Briton joking around. But, this is comment is quite hilarious.

Will the race Belgian GP begin anytime soon?

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There was a glimmer of hope, 20 minutes into the 3-hour time frame, as cars took a stroll behind the safety car. However, apart from Verstappen, the entire grid opined that the visibility was nil, and driving around such conditions could prove to be impossible.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 29, 2021 General view of the safety car as the start of the race is delayed due to bad weather REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Hence, 1 lap into the race, the stewards brought out the red flags and requested the cars to return to the pit lane. And over an hour has gone by since then, and rain is still tormenting Spa Francorchamps. So, the question arises, Will the race ever start?

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Well, nobody knows. The entire circuit is under the firing line of multiple rain bands. Hence, the rain is not going anywhere, anytime soon, which could potentially lead to the suspension of the Grand Prix altogether. But, let’s hope the race does take place.

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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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