Lewis Hamilton’s Father Predicts ‘Hugs’ and ‘Kisses’ With Max Verstappen at the End of 2021 F1 Season

Published 10/26/2021, 6:34 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 19, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton Pool via REUTERS/Nicolas Tucat


There is no doubt that Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are each other’s greatest rivals. The two title contenders have been pushing each other to the limit ever since the season started.

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However, even though they are regarded as rivals, Hamilton’s dad, Antony Hamilton states that once the season is over, the two titans will be able to maintain a healthy relationship. But for now, are focused on their battles on the race track.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are like boxers, says Hamilton Sr.

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The two titans have crashed into each other at two races this season, one at Silverstone, and the other at Monza. However, once the season is done and dusted, Lewis’ father feels that the two drivers will patch things up.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the race with second place Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Speaking to Connor Andrews in an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, Anthony responded to a question about the duo disliking each other.

“No that’s not true, they’re fierce competitors. Lewis is where Max wants to be, Max is where Lewis wants to be, they’re like boxers going into the ring, but I guarantee that when it’s over and done there will be huge hugs and laughter and kisses between the pair of them.”

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Can Lewis regain the lead in the title race?

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The Knight lost the top spot in the championship after the Turkish Grand Prix. And ever since then, he has been struggling to get the lead back from Verstappen.

After the United States Grand Prix, Max extended his lead in the drivers’ championship to twelve points. Now, the seven-time world champion turns his attention to the Mexican Grand Prix, where he hopes to bounce back and turn the odds in the championship.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action at the start of the race REUTERS/Mike Blake

With five races remaining till the end of the season, do you think Lewis can get back the top spot from the Red Bull prodigy? 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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