War Erupts as Lewis Hamilton Splits F1 Twitter Into Two Camps Over Latest Instagram Post

Published 08/31/2022, 3:07 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the drivers parade REUTERS/Johanna Geron

Getting back to Formula 1 after a much-needed summer break did not go as planned for Lewis Hamilton. The Brit crashed with Fernando Alonso in the opening lap of the Belgian GP. The former two-time world champion did not appreciate the overtaking maneuver as Hamilton went airborne because of the collision.

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Soon after the collision, the furious Spaniard made his feelings known on the team radio. Fernando Alonso expressed his frustration, which, as always, was broadcasted to the world. The Alpine man blasted Lewis Hamilton and said, “What an idiot. — This guy only knows how to drive and start in first.”

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Lewis Hamilton, after the race, took full responsibility for causing the collision that ended his race early on.

The Mercedes man apologized to his team and fans through Instagram for the mistake that cost him the race. The Brit wasn’t aware of Alonso’s comments. However, the seven-time world champion paid little heed to it during a post-race interview and shrugged Alonso’s comments with a simple, “I don’t care.”

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. NOVEMBER 22. Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP. Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren F1. Talk in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 22, 2018. In Abu Dhabi. The United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Aware of the anguish, he must’ve caused the Alpine man because of his mistake Hamilton was apologetic. However, he decided not to apologize in person but found an alternative instead. The Mercedes man signed an official Mercedes cap “to Fernando,” which he showcased on his latest Instagram post.

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The signed cap has split Twitter in two, with both fandoms recording their reactions.

The Fernando Alonso fandom did not appreciate the apology by Lewis Hamilton

Safe to say, the cheeky photo at the end of his Instagram carousel caught everyone’s attention and users shared their reactions. Split in half, Twitter users from both camps expressed their feelings about the apology cap.

First, let’s look at the Hamilton stans.

There is plenty from Fernando Alonso’s side of the fandom as well.

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We’re sure the media will its opportunity to question Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton about the cap. It will be interesting to see their personal responses and how Alonso reacts to the whole situation.

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This cheeky apology from Lewis Hamilton might just fuel the fire between the two, on and off track!

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Mahim Suhalka

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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.

Edited By: Reubyn Coutinho

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