Mercedes Laud Lewis Hamilton for ‘Freeing the Canal’ in Amusing Twitter Thread

Published 03/31/2021, 12:52 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 27, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during qualifying REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Earlier this week, an important piece of news dominated the global headlines. As it turned out, Evergreen, a 400m-long container ship, got stuck in the Suez Canal and practically became a sea block, blocking one of the busiest sea-trade routes in the world. Fortunately, the ship has finally been moved successfully and business has resumed. In light of news that the ship was stuck, the Mercedes F1 team created a meme where their car was helping out in righting the ship.

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All joking aside, the team was very happy that the crisis had been averted.

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The team has been quick off the blocks straight away, with a win at Bahrain. Admittedly, Red Bull held the advantage for most of the weekend. But that was only until Verstappen went off track during the race while attempting to overtake Hamilton for the lead.

Now, the team is looking forward to the next race of the season. This year, the drivers head to European shores early, with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Will Mercedes run away with the championship again?

To be frank, it looks like the German giants are headed in that direction. Lewis Hamilton has jumped off the starting blocks, right off the bat, and is quite serious about breaking the record for the most Formula One titles. However, the likes of Red Bull and Max Verstappen will definitely keep him on his toes during the season.

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Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 28, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

His teammate, Valtteri Bottas is no slouch either, though he got unlucky at Bahrain. Regardless, it is for an advantage Lewis Hamilton in the build-up to the San Marino race. However, he has to watch his back, as Verstappen, Bottas, and other drivers could pose a serious threat. Admittedly, Mercedes look like they are on the back foot as they are not as strong as they used to be.

However, there may be a slight possibility that the team has been holding back. All this is in spite of the team insisting otherwise. Despite this, Mercedes is not a team that can be underestimated.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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