Lewis Hamilton Reveals His Off Court Plans With Neymar – “I Really Want to Go”

Published 11/11/2021, 5:46 AM EST
Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – FIA Press Conference – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 17, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Lewis Hamilton is one of the biggest names in sports. So it is no surprise to see him being friends with other sports personalities. As they will be racing in Brazil this weekend, the seven-time world champion called Paris Saint Germain forward, Neymar, with the hope of seeing him play against Colombia in the World cup qualifiers.

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However, Hamilton is in Sao Paulo for the Brazilian Grand Prix, while the match is in Rio de Janerio. Seeing the hectic schedule Lewis has, it would be extremely difficult to see Neymar’s game.

Lewis Hamilton wishes to see Neymar play whilst in Brazil

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The two are great friends and are often spotted hanging out with each other. Hence, it is no surprise to see Hamilton wanting to see Neymar play, while he is in Brazil for his own race.

Speaking to reporters as quoted by Reuters, Lewis said, “I’m very much in contact with Neymar, quite often, we were just talking actually earlier today.”

“I know he’s playing tomorrow, I really want to go and watch the game,” Hamilton concluded.

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What did Hamilton say after suffering a defeat in Mexico?

The Mercedes driver was defeated once again this season, which took a heavy toll on his championship hopes. His arch-rival, Max Verstappen has extended his lead in the title race to 19 points, but with four races remaining till the end of the season, Lewis is optimistic of catching up to their rivals from Milton-Keynes.

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He said, “There’s still four races, 19 points is a lot of points and that’s his ninth win [of the year] so he’s [Verstappen] had a lot of wins this year.”

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, 2nd position and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, 1st position during a press conference after the United States Grand Prix FIA/Handout via

“With their superior speed [in Mexico], if they were to carry them into the next ones then we may be in trouble, or we will be in trouble, but I don’t know if they’ll be using that huge wing they had on today, but naturally we’ll find out when we get there. But I hope we’re closer,” Lewis explained.

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With race day at Interlagos just a few days away, what are your predictions for the next chapter in the Hamilton-Verstappen rivalry? 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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