“Waiting For My Brazilian Passport” Lewis Hamilton Insists A Return To Meet Neymar Jr and Gabriel Medina

Published 04/13/2022, 3:17 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 20, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is seen during the drivers parade REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Lewis Hamilton is on the world tour now. Known for taking part in global events both for his sponsors and for himself, the seven-time world champion has been to every major country in the world. Recently, Hamilton flew to Brazil and insisted on returning to the country anytime soon.

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Lewis currently is in Brazil and doing his duty as a celebrity influencer. The Mercedes driver has been to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, two of the great cities in the South American country. There, in an interview, Lewis answered some of the fans about his visit to Brazil.

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Talking about this, Lewis conveyed, “I’ve only been to Rio and Sao Paulo, but I want to come back for Christmas or New Year or something else. Neymar invites me every year & Gabriel invites me every year but I’ve never had the chance. I’m waiting for my Brazilian passport”

Lewis Hamilton’s connection with Neymar, Gabriel, and Brazil

The 2020 F1 Champion is friends with Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar Jr and Pro surfer Gabriel Medina. The Briton has been spotted with the two a couple of times as Neymar and Gabriel are very popular in Brazil and there’s no doubt about that.

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Gabriel is a very famous surfer, while Neymar’s popularity is unquestionable. With Hamilton being a global superstar, just like Neymar and Gabriel, it is believed that they invited the F1 star to their country.

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 14, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with a trophy as he celebrates winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

Moreover, Brazil has always been a favorite hunting ground for the former McLaren driver. When asked about the last remarkable victory he remembers, Lewis stated, “Brazil last year I think. You know it’s crazy because I don’t remember every single race win or even the failures.”

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The 37-year-old has picked up 103 wins in total and his most memorable one came in Brazil in 2021 when he started from the back in the sprint and went on to win the Sunday race. As F1 goes to Brazil for the second last race this season, it’ll be interesting to see if the 2020 Champion will again win at the fast-flowing track.

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Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh

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