WATCH: Lewis Hamilton Shares a Heartwarming Moment With His Father

Published 09/30/2021, 12:00 PM EDT


Lewis Hamilton recently won his 100th race in Formula One. He is statistically the most successful driver of all time in the sport’s history. He has influenced an entire generation of motorsport fans, but he credits his success in the sport to his father, Anthony.

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He took to social media to post a picture of himself and his father meditating on their vacation.

“Meditation this morning with my dad. Watching the sunrise. Taking a moment to be grateful for all we have achieved together,” wrote Hamilton.

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Our journey hasn’t been an easy one: Lewis Hamilton

As reported by BBC, the Mercedes driver has previously paid tribute to his father on social media. Hamilton shed light on the journey that he and his father have been on and how they have recovered their relationship since their fallout in 2010.

” Our journey hasn’t been an easy one. Over time, we lost that father-son bond, and it has been something we have both wanted back for so long,” said Lewis.

PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL – OCTOBER 25: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP looks on, on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Portugal at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 25, 2020, in Portimao, Portugal. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

“The past couple of years we’ve been growing closer and this winter break, I asked my dad to come to visit me so we could spend some time together, just us.

“We haven’t done this before, so to finally get to spend quality time with him has brought me so much happiness.” said Hamilton.

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Mercedes driver recalls his struggles with his father growing up

Hamilton does not come from a racing background and did not have money to get the best equipment. He credits his father for sacrificing his own life for Lewis and working hard so that he could live his dream.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – NOVEMBER 29: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP climbs from his car in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on November 29, 2020, in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Mario Renzi – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

“He worked so hard to create an opportunity for us as a family and because of him, I am where I am today. In the search for success, with the pressure it put on us all, we were so immersed in the drive to succeed that we lost sight of what was most important – our relationship,” he said.

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Lewis is gunning for his record-breaking eighth world title this year, having equaled Michael Schumacher‘s seven last year. So safe to say, his father’s efforts paid off.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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