Lewis Hamilton’s Bizarre Reason for Turning Up Late F1 Press Conference at United States GP

Published 10/21/2021, 3:25 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 9, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference Pool via REUTERS/Luca Bruno


The United States Grand Prix weekend is underway with Thursday’s press conference. However, there were some troubles for Lewis Hamilton as he found himself stuck in his room, and late for the presser.

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The 7-times world champion has overcome several challenges to claim victory, but ahead of the presser for the US Grand Prix, the Mercedes driver couldn’t get the door to his room open.

Lewis Hamilton reveals his bizarre reason for being late for the presser

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One of the most boring aspects of a Grand Prix weekend is Thursday’s presser. However, there are times such as this, which makes the weekend more exciting and humorous.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 19, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

Hamilton was paired with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc for the press conference. While Leclerc faced the media alone, Lewis eventually made it to the presser and revealed, “I locked myself in my room and couldn’t get out.”

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The Knight weighs in about his championship fight against Verstappen

The 2021 season has been an intense one so far, particularly the title fight between Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Hamilton. There were two incidents that defined their rivalry, the crash at Silverstone and the one at Monza. The Mercedes driver revealed they haven’t interacted a lot this year, but hopes to put on a good fight against the Dutch driver.

Speaking to Formula1.nl as quoted from GPblog, Hamilton said, “Some drivers interact more than others. We just said ‘hi’ last year, we still do that now so that hasn’t changed.”

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton bumps fists with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after qualifying in pole position and third place respectively Pool via REUTERS/David W Cerny

“It’s important to win all the races. We need to maximize our points over the next six races. There will be times when we can beat them, but in Mexico, they can be strong again. A lot can happen in six races, we will take it race by race,” Hamilton concluded.

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With just a few days to go for the United States Grand Prix, what are your predictions for this weekend? 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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