W Series Driver Naomi Schiff Gushes About Her Idol Lewis Hamilton in a New Interview With Puma

Published 10/15/2021, 11:03 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov


W Series, the all-female single-seater racing championship is motorsports’ answer to comments like ‘women can’t race.’ Over the years, this series has gained huge popularity, and it has given us many bright racing personalities like Jamie Chadwick and Alice Powell. Now, the series has partnered with Puma to release the W Series x Puma collection. Rising W Series star Naomi Schiff was interviewed for this, and when asked about her favorite racing role model, she instantly named Lewis Hamilton.

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Naomi Schiff talks about her racing hero Lewis Hamilton

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Naomi Schiff, the Rwandan-German driver, won the 2014 Clio Cup Asia Championship and the KTA X-bow GT4 Championship. A bright star in the racing world, Schiff has always advocated the need for inclusion in motorsports. Thus, quite unsurprisingly, she looks up to arguably one of the best racing drivers in history – Lewis Hamilton.

When asked about her racing hero, Schiff said, “Since I was very young, I’ve looked up to Lewis Hamilton. He was, for me, the only, call it ‘identifiable’ role model that I had in my career, so he held a special place in my heart and you know, I have always been motivated to do as well as he’s done, and hopefully be that identifiable role model to someone else, thanks to him.

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Lewis Hamilton, in turn, reposted Schiff’s video on his Instagram stories, with the caption “Always shining bright.”

Schaff is following in the footsteps of Hamilton in the racing world

Hamilton has always been one of the most dependable and tactful drivers in F1. Just like him, Naomi Schaff has been a well-known personality in the racing world. She has a couple of Championships under her belt, and is a prominent figurehead of the W Series as she works in their team in London.

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Now, she has gained a platform with W Series, and in 2020, she became the diversity and inclusion ambassador for the Series.

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Riddhi Mondal

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport.

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