Mercedes, McLaren & Aston Martin Banter Over Lewis Hamilton’s Infamous Sunglasses

Published 11/05/2021, 9:04 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 4, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Edgard Garrido


It looks like Lewis Hamilton and his love for McLaren have made their way to the spotlight again. Lewis packed his Zandvoort Orange sunglasses for Mexico, but this time possibly supporting his first team, Mclaren.

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After being spotted with orange sunglasses, the F1 twitter admins questioned Lewis’ loyalty to Mercedes. And Aston Martin teased the color associated with McLaren’s Papaya livery. McLaren then confirmed Hamilton’s allegiance to the team, saying, We can confirm that they are Papaya and that Lewis Hamilton is a McLaren fan.”

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Fans also recalled another incident where Hamilton slipped up with McLaren. During a grill the grid video, Hamilton had to name a team starting with ‘M.’ Hamilton simply smiled and named McLaren; only later remembering his current team.

Lewis Hamilton shares concerns around title fight

Recently, Toto Wolff likened the Hamilton-Verstappen rivalry to the one between Prost and Senna. But remembering the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix, Hamilton is wary of collisions deciding the championship.

Hamilton shared that he wanted to win the title properly“I’m here to win in the right way and that’s through sheer skill and determination and hard work.”

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

However, this also meant that the Brit didn’t want to lose the title in the wrong way.

“If you’re going to lose it, you lose it the right way also: with dignity and knowing that you’re giving it you’re all and you’ve done things the right way and you’ve worked as hard as you could.”

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While Hamilton acknowledged the pressures on Verstappen, the Dutchman is as cool as ever. He, too, shared his take on the parallels drawn to Prost-Senna.

“I don’t really think about previous historic fights between two drivers, what they have done–that’s the past. I just focus on what I have to do on track and that’s to try and do the best I can, and that’s how at the end of the day you’re going to win the championship.”

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With both drivers focused on the now, Mexico is going to be yet another glorious battle for points as the championship reaches a zenith.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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