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“Michael Masi Isn’t Dutch”: Gunner Lewis Hamilton’s Fashionable Outing With Manchester United Star Triggers War Between Verstappen’s Orange Army & LH44 Fans

Published 02/23/2023, 6:15 AM EST

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Be it paddocks or otherwise, wherever Lewis Hamilton goes, paparazzi follow. While one reason behind that is his immense success in F1, the other is his sense of style and fashion. Often lauded for his keen eye on trending outfits, even his own teammate George Russell once picked him among the best-dressed drivers. Therefore, it did not come as a surprise when the Briton was seen attending the London Fashion Week recently. And who better to accompany him than Manchester United’s goal machine, Marcus Rashford? As the two legends came together, fans of both went bonkers, However, as happens with every Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen post, the admirers of both F1 champions locked horns on the internet.

It was only recently that we saw Hamilton attend the BAFTAs after-party hosted by British Vogue. The F1 heartthrob left everyone awestruck with his all-black look, outshining his good friend Serena Williams.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s fans once again come to blows on the internet


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The Hamilton-Verstappen rivalry remained subdued until the 2021 season. However, once the Dutchman got a car capable enough to challenge the might of Hamilton, the gloves came off. While some doubts were raised on the legitimacy of Max’s first championship title, given that the FIA admitted to the “human error” on the then-race director Michael Masi’s part in the season finale in 2021, there were no questions on his resounding 2022 championship win.

However, the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP controversy remains a major dividing factor to this day between the fan groups of both drivers. Have a look at some reactions to Lewis and Marcus meeting backstage at London Fashion Week.


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This reaction came against the backdrop of Marcus’ team being managed by Dutch coach Eric Ten Haag and Max, another Dutchman, beating Hamilton in two back-to-back seasons. The reaction got many hilarious responses but Hamilton fans were ready to defend their man.

One fan, had a witty response to Max winning the 2021 title implying that it was a consequence of Masi’s “human error” and not the Dutchman’s own brilliance.

Lewis has won 5 more titles than Max. But how Rashford “owns” Ten Haag is a mystery.

Neither United nor Mercedes had a great 2022 season. One, presumably Max fan took a dig at their situation

Some fans just celebrated watching their two favorite sportsmen coming together and enjoying each other’s company with a hearty laugh.


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Say whatever you will. This banter between the two fan bases makes for a lot of entertainment. Let’s just hope it is all in good spirits.



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.