“This Was How I Got Around” – Lewis Hamilton Posts a Touching Throwback

Published 02/28/2021, 2:30 AM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


Seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has gained so many things after toiling hard for so many years. The Mercedes driver has become one of the icons of the sport. Needless to say, he has an immense reputation and respectability that he has built over time.

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Many people are also aware that the 35-year-old came from humble beginnings as a child. But the stories of how he had limited equipment and yet succeeded are one that inspires people continually.

Taking to Twitter, the F1 superstar posted a photo of him as a young boy on a skateboard. By the looks of it, Hamilton definitely had, and still has, an innovative side and skill set to him as well!

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Lewis Hamilton revealed his mode of transportation at tracks during his karting days

He captioned the post stating, “My dad used to roller dance in his younger days and I found his old skates.

“I cleaned a bunch of cars to save up to buy a snakeboard and I took the wheels off of his skates which had amazing bearings on and put them on my board.”

He concluded by saying, “At kart tracks this was how I got around.”

My dad used to roller dance in his younger days and I found his old skates. I cleaned a bunch of cars to save up to buy a snakeboard and I took the wheels off of his skates which had amazing bearings on and put them on my board. At kart tracks this was how I got around. pic.twitter.com/J2g7VMzt3v

— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) February 27, 2021

These days, Hamilton traverses the length of the paddock with his popular electric scooter. Spotted in previous broadcast footages, the Mercedes racer easily travels from one end to another, possibly even reminding him a little of his older skateboarding days!

Hamilton’s new deal will see him vie for that all-important eighth F1 title

2021 could well be a historic year in F1 if Hamilton clinches that record-breaking eighth Drivers’ Championship. The defending champions look stronger than before, and Hamilton had previously stated that he was ‘only just getting started.’

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FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason/Pool/File Photo

Although it is just a one-year deal until the end of the upcoming season, it gives both Hamilton and Mercedes enough time to assess the situation. Knowing both entities, they will focus on attaining the championships and adding to their tally.

Therefore, having worked to get to this level, this could be a season full of the most defining moments for Hamilton. With history waiting to be created on the horizon, expect the Mercedes No.44 to put his best foot forward.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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