WATCH: Lewis Hamilton’s Brother Nicholas Spins Out in F1 2021 Celebrity Race-Off at Silverstone

Published 07/14/2021, 6:57 AM EDT


In Formula One, it’s always Lewis Hamilton making the front page with wins and pole positions. However, this time around it was the Knight’s younger brother Nicholas Hamilton who made the headlines.

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But it wasn’t behind the actual wheel of an F1 car; it was in front of the screen, playing the Formula One game. Hamilton was a select few to play the game ahead of its official launch.

Hamilton finds himself spinning around Silverstone

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The 29-year-old was sitting in third place, looking to achieve a podium. However, as he was heading into turn one of the Silverstone track, he lost control of his Mercedes and went off into the run-off area.

This incident saw him lose the third place and fall down to fifth. Hamilton was seen shaking his head as he couldn’t believe he made mistake in such a crucial part of the virtual race.

However, he managed to gain a place and finished in fourth place at the virtual British Grand Prix.

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Lewis’ mentality rubs off on his younger brother, Nicholas

The seven-time world champion has always lifted people when they are down and given them motivation. Similarly, Nicolas is also a racing driver for ROKiT Racing with iQuoto Online Trading team and has learned to motivate himself and others when things hit a rough patch.

The British driver wrote, As tough as tough gets today, starting on the back row of the grid for Race 1 tomorrow. Missing FP2 put me on the back foot for Qualifying & so I struggled in all honesty.”

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“Tough times are sent to try us & so tomorrow I’ll be driving my heart out to make progress. Thank you to everyone for their support,” he concluded.

Nicolas will surely be supporting Lewis this upcoming weekend for the British Grand Prix – his home race. He would hope that Lewis will find the edge over his rivals, particularly Max Verstappen, and bag home maximum points to help regain the lead in the championship.

Can the Mercedes driver bounce back and bring home a much-needed victory for the Brackley-based squad? Let us know your predictions in the comments down below.

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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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