Lewis Hamilton Wasn’t Aware of Rosberg’s Participation in Extreme E

Published 03/22/2021, 8:10 AM EDT
Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg (left) shakes hands with Lewis Hamilton as he celebrates winning the Formula One world championship during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. (Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)


Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have their own Extreme E teams. However, Rosberg was surprised to see Hamilton again and was couldn’t believe that he and Lewis share the same objective of making the planet more sustainable.

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Rosberg moved on from the sport after winning the championship in 2016, while his then-teammate has managed to conquer seven of them as his own. The two also share a common goal, which is achieving sustainability and doing something good for the environment.

The German’s team would be called Rosberg racing while Hamilton’s team is called X44. Rosberg talks about how strange it was that they shared so much in common and didn’t know, despite being teammates for three years.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and second place finisher and World Drivers Champion Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP on the podium during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Rosberg didn’t know that Lewis Hamilton had the same goal as him

The former Mercedes driver said, “It was strange because neither of us knew about the other. We both negotiated in the same days. Strange, isn’t it? It is very nice that we both had the same idea and we have this focus on sustainability.

Rosberg added, “On themes Eventually Lewis and I get back to racing, we start a rivalry that I feel a lot. I certainly don’t want to finish second, and of course he won’t. We will fight, but for a good cause.”

“And for the well-being of all, in the future. It will be very nice to put my two true, great passions together: the environment and the races,” he concluded. (Translated via Google)

The Knight aiming for his eighth title in the upcoming season

In 2020, Hamilton equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles. The British driver has signed a one-year extension at the Silver Arrows, he hopes to set a record by winning an eighth title in F1.

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After the 2021 season is done, the future of Hamilton is unknown, will he continue racing on the grid or will he focus on his new team in Extreme E. Till then we can only speculate what he does after when the 2021 championship is over.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning a 7th F1 World Drivers Championship on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

The opening race is just days away, the Bahrain Grand Prix will kick open the season. Will Hamilton start the year with a win that will help to get closer to his dream? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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