WATCH: Hamilton’s Beloved Pet Roscoe ‘Helping’ Mercedes F1 Engineer Peter Bonnington

Published 07/15/2021, 11:44 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 1, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Lewis Hamilton may have to compete for a favorite at Mercedes. Hamilton’s race engineer, Peter Bonnington, was recently spotted chatting with a popular name around the grid.

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It was none other than the coolest dog on the paddock, Roscoe Hamilton. The adorable British Bulldog sat comfortably along with Bono, carefully analyzing the race ahead.

It was “All paws on deck” indeed as the Silver Arrows look forward to a big race this weekend.

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Lewis shared similar posts on the pooch’s account. “Doing work with Bono to make sure dad’s car’s fast.” Hamilton and his equally fashionable dog are inseparable. As the teams arrive at Silverstone, we obviously see the iconic duo stride together.

Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone

Roscoe’s additional help may be required at what’s turning to be an important race for Hamilton. He is 32 points behind championship leader Max Verstappen.

Lewis didn’t have the triple-header he wanted; he fell short on pace and didn’t quite hit the mark. Consequently, Mercedes made upgrades to the machine and is looking forward to what is a string circuit for them.

The home circuit has proven to be extensively lucky for the Brit. Hamilton has had 7 victories at the British Grand Prix, but fears this one could be a “massive challenge”. 

FILE PHOTO: F1 – Formula One – British Grand Prix 2017 – Silverstone, Britain – July 16, 2017, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates his win with fans after the race REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo

Talking about his ongoing battle with Verstappen, he says, “It’s one of the biggest challenges that we’ve had and it’s putting pressure on us like never before and we’re loving it.” He summarizes it as “a cool season.” 

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The novel sprint format this weekend is like a step into the unknown for all the drivers. It will be interesting to see if the two championship contenders change their place on the board.

Even though Hamilton may have the upper hand with the circuit, Vertappen’s head start would be difficult to gain on.

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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