WATCH: Hamilton & Bottas Struggle to Get Mercedes’ Team Name Right in Amusing F1 Blooper

Published 01/01/2022, 7:29 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 6, 2021 Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas celebrates pole position with Lewis Hamilton Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Guasco

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas may no longer be working together as teammates at Mercedes, but, somehow, they are still managing to offer the fans something to chuckle about. This time, it’s through bloopers from the start of the 2021 F1 season.


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Formula 1 revealed a hilarious video of the two ex-Mercedes teammates trying hard not to get their team name wrong but in vain. While Bottas managed to make an error at the very end of his designated task, Hamilton forgot the name altogether.

What was the Mercedes F1 video about?


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Like any other team, the two Mercedes drivers had to offer an introduction to themselves in front of the camera; their name followed by the team they race for. The video begins with Hamilton, who suffers a brain fade for a second and had to reaffirm the name of his team with the producer.


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Has the team name changed? I’ll forget it. Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. It’s a good reassurance of the… about my job,” the 7-time world championship said with a hysterical laugh. Then arrived Bottas who ended up making a hilarious mistake that left the entire room bursting into laughter.

Valtteri Bottas. Mercedes AMG F1… Formula One… F*ck no, sh*t!” he said.

Below the video, the official handle of Formula 1 captioned it, “So close guys, so close.”

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Will the Hamilton-Russell pair offer more such laughs?

The forthcoming partnership could go either way. One of the good things about the Lewis Hamilton-George Russell team-up is that they both share the same nationality. Hence, the duo is likely to bond much closer in a much quicker time period.

And there is also the charisma of Russell. The ex-Williams driver has offered quite a lot of laughable content over the past couple of years. So, there could well be some hilarious moments occurring between the two soon-to-be teammates.


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Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Williams’ George Russell celebrate after finishing third and second in qualifying Pool via REUTERS/John Thys

However, there is another perspective to this; heading into potential title-contenders, Mercedes, Russell might look to sport a more serious face, considering the abundant opportunities that he will be finding at stake.

So, much like his colleague Lando Norris, Russell could well look to up his professionalism over the upcoming season in a bid to challenge the record-equaling world champion on the track.


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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.