Lewis Hamilton’s Embrace With Star Wars Pioneer George Lucas Grabs the Limelight at Qatar GP

Published 11/21/2021, 12:13 PM EST


One of the exciting things about the Qatar Grand Prix was not just the title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. It was also the fact that a number of famous personalities were present. One such person is George Lucas, the man responsible for making Star Wars.

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The American director was a guest of Mercedes this weekend. And the world of Twitter erupted as they reacted seeing Hamilton hug Lucas in parc ferme after winning Sunday’s race. So without waiting any further, let’s see how the F1 community reacted to the Star Wars creator at the Qatar Grand Prix.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 20, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during qualifying REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool

F1 reacts to see George Lucas meeting Lewis Hamilton at the Qatar GP

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Hamilton reduces the gap to Verstappen in the title race

The Knight was starting on pole position for Sunday’s race and was hoping to grab another win this weekend. The Mercedes driver was just coming off a win last weekend at the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. So it is no surprise that he was optimistic for this Sunday’s race as well.

As soon the lights went out at the Losail International Circut, Hamilton pushed himself to the limit. As the chequered flag brought the race to an end; it was Lewis who found himself on the top spot on the podium.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The gap between the two title contenders, before the Qatar Grand Prix, was fourteen points. Now with Hamilton winning this Sunday’s race, the gap has fallen down to just eight points.

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With two more races remaining till the end of the season, who do you think will win the next race which takes place in Saudi Arabia? Will Hamilton make three wins in a row, or will his arch-rival for Red Bull put a halt to his winning streak? Let us know what you think 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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