WATCH: 3-Year-Old Lewis Hamilton Fangirl Receives Heartwarming Gift From Mercedes

Published 09/28/2021, 12:50 PM 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


Formula 1 is the kind of sport that is often proactive with fan interactions. Of course, there’s the famous Kimi Raikkonen incident; The former Ferrari driver had the job of consoling a broken-down young fan. Well, now, Mercedes are the latest to join this list.

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The Brackley outfit managed to put up a smile on the face of a 3-year-old. Here’s the story! It all started with the parent, who amidst the lack of F1-related items around their locality, had to gift her daughter a hand-crafted doll of Hamilton.

The arrival of the Lewis Hamilton doll

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The little Lewis Hamilton fan had been yearning for merchandise related to the 7-time world champion. However, with the lack of any Hamilton merch to grant, her parent ended up creating a crochet doll of the Mercedes driver for the 3-year-old daughter.

The image was also posted on social media, which somehow reached Mercedes, and possibly the main man, Hamilton, as well.

Hadn’t had much luck finding F1-related stuff for kids where we live, so my first attempt at a crocheted toy was this Lewis doll for my three-year-old Hamilton fan. She now has a buddy to enjoy race weeks with. from formula1

Hadn’t had much luck finding F1-related stuff for kids where we live, so my first attempt at a crocheted toy was this Lewis doll for my three-year-old Hamilton fan. She now has a buddy to enjoy race weeks with,” the caption read.

Mercedes’ gift for the little Hamilton fangirl

The moment this news made it to the racing team, they managed to reach out to the little girl and offered her an unforgettable gift – a Hamilton-signed Mercedes AMG cap.

Soon, the parent also updated on social media about this exciting package that arrived from Mercedes. “Cannot thank the lovely people at Mercedes enough for the thoughtful gift they sent my little Lewis fan. Thrilled the team and Lewis just to see my original post, never expected such generosity,” the message read.

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Cannot thank the lovely people at Mercedes enough for the thoughtful gift they sent my little Lewis fan. Thrilled the team and Lewis just to see my original post, never expected such generosity. Thank you r/Formula1 for the love and feedback for my crochet work. from formula1

This isn’t the first time Hamilton is offering such a heart-warming gift to his fans. Recently, the 7-time world champion revealed that each of the spectators who waited in the rain during the race at Spa would be receiving a ‘secret gift’.

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Overall, this transparent relationship between the teams and their fans is one of the reasons why Formula 1 is indeed reaching places. But, we’d like to hear your thoughts on this!

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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