WATCH: Lewis Hamilton Appreciates His F1 Fans for Making His Day Ahead of US GP

Published 10/22/2021, 6:27 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 17, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton reacts after sprint qualifying REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge


Lewis Hamilton is known to adore his fans, no matter which part of the world. And, this time, things weren’t so different as he was overjoyed by fans in Austin ahead of the United States Grand Prix.

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As the Knight was in his car, he was quite surprised to see fans holding banners of his name. Nevertheless, the 7-times world champion was appreciated by those who were cheering for him.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the FIA Press Conference Pool via REUTERS/Andrej Isakovic

Lewis Hamilton was overwhelmed by the support shown by fans

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The Mercedes driver is Austin for the upcoming United States Grand Prix. So it is understandable that the city is excited about the F1 race after a year’s hiatus. However, what makes things more exciting is the love that fans have for Britain’s Knight.

The 7-times world champion was excited and thanked the fans for their support via Instagram. He wrote,  “#Teamlhmexico I love you guys. Thank you for making my day.”

Additionally, as Lewis was recording the video, he said, “Haha, Wow, hehe. How do they know I was coming?”

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The Knight will fight for this place in the standings

Last race weekend at Istanbul for the Turkish Grand Prix, Hamilton had to settle for fifth on the grid. While, his arch-rival, Max Verstappen came second, and earned enough points to take the top spot in the championship.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 10, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race REUTERS/Umit Bektas

However, this upcoming weekend presents another opportunity in the form of the US Grand Prix. Lewis will throw everything at the Red Bull prodigy, while Verstappen would aim to beat the Mercedes driver once again this season.

With a few days to go for the race in Austin, who do you think will claim victory in the next chapter of the Lewis – Max rivalry? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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