With No Multi-Million Dollar Contract Stopping Him Anymore, Tom Brady Can Finally Hit Up Lewis Hamilton and Realize His F1 Fantasy

Published 01/20/2023, 6:30 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Tom Brady and Lewis Hamilton host an event in Miami – Miami Beach Golf Club, Miami, Florida, U.S. – May 4, 2022 Tom Brady and Lewis Hamilton play golf at Miami Beach Golf Club ahead of the Miami grand prix REUTERS/Marco Bello

Legendary quarterback Tom Brady‘s last press conference after Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ playoff loss sent the NFL world into a storm. Rumors started coming in that TB12 could finally say goodbye to the sport for good. Some suggest he might hang around, albeit with a different team. As the rumor mill keeps churning, we take a look back at his time in Red Bull’s F1 garage when he expressed his desire to get on the racetrack.

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Brady’s Formula 1 connection is not a new development. From regularly being spotted in the paddocks to going out with Lewis Hamilton to play golf, he has gained quite a recognition from the F1 media. Tom’s fandom for F1 is second to none, and we saw that in his face when he was in the Red Bull garage in 2016.

Formula One F1 – Tom Brady and Lewis Hamilton host an event in Miami – Miami Beach Golf Club, Miami, Florida, U.S., – May 4, 2022 Tom Brady and Lewis Hamilton talk as they play golf at Miami Beach Golf Club ahead of the Miami grand prix REUTERS/Marco Bello

Brady posted a photo on Facebook from the visit and urged New England Patriots to let him take it out for a spin. Most high-profile athletes have strict clauses in their employment agreements that prevent them from engaging in activities that could endanger their lives or put them at risk of injury. In the post’s caption, the QB wrote, “my contract says I can’t race Formula One cars at high speeds.”

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“Patriots, any chance we can make an exception just this once?” he continued.

Brady announced his retirement from the NFL in February last year. However, the hiatus only lasted 40 days before he announced his comeback. This time around, nothing seems certain and, according to Julian Edelman, his time at Tampa Bay is certainly over.

Will Tom Brady ditch Tampa Bay if he plans to hang around for another year?

It is absolutely mind-boggling to witness the physicality Brady puts up at the age of 45. While he wasn’t at his best in the 31-14 loss against the Dallas Cowboys, he certainly has it in him to compete at the highest level. Julian Edelman, who was at the receiving end of Brady’s passes for 11 seasons at New England, feels he could go on for another season but not with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Jan 8, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

Speaking with Showtime, Edelman said, “If he has another season, it’s not gonna be in Tampa Bay.”

“And, just because, Tom’s a businessman. Tom’s a smart guy. He’s gonna do exactly what he did when he left New England. He’s gonna go to the best situation that helps him win — IF he wants to continue his playing career. I don’t know,” he added.

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Watch This Story: GOATs Lewis Hamilton & Tom Brady face off in friendly golf challenge in Miami

While we do admit that the chances of it happening are next to nothing, fans of both NFL and F1 will love to watch their favorite QB take to the racetrack.

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Nischay Rathore

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Nischay Rathore is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. Being a law graduate, he has worked at the Supreme Court of India as well as the High Court of Delhi. However, due to his adherent love for sports, he has now set out to start his journey into the world of Sports Journalism.

Edited By: Varunkumaar Chelladurai

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