“Roscoe Was Chuffed” – Lewis Hamilton Cheekily Responds to George Russell Instagram Gaffe

Published 09/02/2021, 9:39 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Williams’ George Russell celebrate after finishing third and second in qualifying Pool via REUTERS/John Thys


Recently, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton found himself caught in a muddle. He had posted a picture of himself with his dog, Roscoe, on Instagram. Funnily enough, the Mercedes driver tagged fellow Brit George Russell in the picture instead of his dog.

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Many had thought his account had got hacked, or it was accidental from Lewis’ side. But the Mercedes driver revealed the truth to media at the Dutch Grand Prix to clear the situation.

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No, there’s no leak or anything like that!: Lewis Hamilton

Lewis had posted a picture of Roscoe lying on his couch but had tagged Russell on Roscoe’s face. Many people on social media thought this was a dig from Hamilton at Russell; some even thought that his dog looked like the Williams driver.

Hamilton stated that he was happy that some people on social media thought his dog looked like George Russell.

“No, there’s no leak or anything like that! Roscoe was chuffed, he was pleased people think he looks like George, and his follows have gone up,” said Lewis.

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The timing of the post was interesting as George Russell might be Lewis’ teammate for next season. It is all but confirmed that Russell would replace Bottas at Mercedes for the 2022 season to partner the seven-time world champion.

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Did Lewis tag Russell accidentally? let us know.

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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