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Gerard Pique Insults Lewis Hamilton’s Legacy With Brutal Question as Shakira’s Dating Rumors With F1 Legend Intensify

Published 06/07/2023, 7:30 PM EDT

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After splitting with the ex-Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, the Colombian sensation, Shakira, has now been rumored to be in a romantic relationship with 7x champion, Lewis Hamilton. And this apparently has become a pain point for the 36-year-old World Cup winner. Naturally, any mention of the Brit and his reported beau is going to make the Catalan uncomfortable. But has it reached the tipping point for Pique?

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From what evidence we have, it probably has. Generally, A-list sports personalities like Pique tend to be very coy and diplomatic in such sensitive situations. However, emotions might have gotten the better of the Spanish International recently as he took a straight jab at Hamilton.

Gerard Pique questions Hamilton’s F1 legacy


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At this point, everyone seems to agree that Lewis Hamilton is the greatest driver this sport has ever seen. Well, everyone except Gerard Pique! The Blaugrana recently attended a live event organized by his seven-a-side soccer league, the King League. He was joined by his ex-Barcelona teammate Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero.

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According to Cromos, one of the ‘live’ participants asked the Argentine Kun Agüero: “Do you support an English pilot?” At the words, everyone reacted with laughter and the former Argentine soccer player replied: Yes, I say the one who is number one“, which prompted a question from Piqué: “But is [he] number one?”


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Given this, Kun said: I’m a ‘fan’ of Hamilton, I like Hamilton, what’s the problem?” [translated via Google Translate]

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But this isn’t the first time Hamilton has caught the ire of Pique.

Gerard Pique’s age-old rivalry with Lewis Hamilton

Any real connection between Pique and Hamilton can only be traced back to the Shakira rumors intensifying. However, as it turns out, Pique was never really a Lewis Hamilton fan, as evidenced by his tweet during the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix.


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Back in 2012, Hamilton endured a tough Singapore GP. At the start of the race, things were looking relatively good. However, just into the early stages of the race, Hamilton’s gearbox gave up, and he retired. This prompted Pique to post this infamous tweet.


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Written by:

Anirban Aly Mandal


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Anirban Aly Mandal is a senior F1 writer at EssentiallySports, with over 500 articles published on the platform. Anirban's love for F1 started when he discovered a copy of F1 2014 while playing on his computer, and he has since then dived deep into the world of motorsports. Anirban's expertise goes beyond just writing - he has also written several academic papers focused on the domain of motorsports.
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Varunkumaar Chelladurai