“Sporting History”: McLaren’s Trip Down Memory Lane Fills Passionate Lewis Hamilton Fans With Nostalgia

Published 01/17/2023, 4:40 PM EST

What Lewis Hamilton has achieved in this sport with Mercedes is nothing short of legendary. The record-breaking success they’ve shared together in the turbo-hybrid era of this sport means that their names will always remain synonymous with each other. However, newer fans of the sport may sometimes overlook what Hamilton shared with his very first team, McLaren. Well, after all, he is the last driver to date to win a championship with the Woking-based team.

In 2008, a 23-year-old hotshot by the name of Lewis Hamilton, in only his second year in the sport, was crowned a Formula 1 World Champion at the Brazilian Grand Prix. In treacherous conditions, he held onto his wits as he stole the title away from Ferrari driver and homeboy Felipe Massa at the very last corner on the very last lap of the race.

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It’s natural that the race and everything associated with it holds a very special place in the hearts and minds of Formula 1 fans around the world. And McLaren played exactly at that when they took to their social media handles today!


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Fans react as McLaren play at Lewis Hamilton fans’ heartstrings

McLaren took to Twitter today to share an exquisite piece of race memorabilia that carried Hamilton to that historic moment in Sao Paulo. Sharing a picture of 4 innocuous looking wet weather tires, the team captioned it, On this set of tires in the rain at Interlagos, @LewisHamilton raced to his first-ever F1 World Championship.”


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Fans drowned in nostalgia as they took to Twitter to share their reactions. One fan even commented, “Sporting history right there”.

Let’s take a look at just a few fan reactions to McLaren’s nostalgic Twitter post.

While reminiscing on this historic moment for one of the greatest and most beloved figures of our sport, some fans also donned their funny hats.

All in all though, Formula 1 fans swarmed the social media platform to mull over the good old days. This post by McLaren meant something to all fans of this sport. And their reactions and comments showed us exactly that. Well played McLaren!


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Anirban Aly Mandal

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Anirban Aly Mandal is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. In his pursuit for a Bachelor's degree in Law from Symbiosis Law School, he has written multiple academic papers centered around the domain of motorsports. Not only that, but due to his love for F1, he aims to work as a legal advisor in the most prestigious racing series in the world some day.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh