WATCH: Unexpected Lewis Hamilton Reference in Latest Jake Gyllenhaal Hollywood Flick ‘Ambulance’

Published 04/17/2022, 4:12 AM EDT

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Lewis Hamilton is the best F1 racer? Now, this could be an endless debate. But surely, the Briton is one of the very best to have graced the world of Formula One. This 37-year-old needs no introduction. He’s an artist, a fashion icon, and a full-time racer. Moreover, he was recently hailed as the best racer ever by a certain character in a movie.

Lewis Hamilton has managed to become a household name at this point. He is so famous that if you don’t know him as a racer, you probably know him as a head-turner at Met Gala. In fact, you may also know him as someone you saw receiving the knighthood from the Royal family of England. He is one of the very few athletes to have achieved so much beyond his professional racing career. He’s honestly not a forgetful face at all!

A movie adds a Lewis Hamilton reference


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A Michael Bay directed movie called “Ambulance” recently hit the theatres. The film stars big industry names like Jake Gyllenhaal and Eiza Gonzalez. A clip from the movie is making the rounds where a character called “Will” is referred to as “the guy driving is possibly Lewis Hamilton”. During the same conversation just moments later, Lewis is proclaimed as the “best F1 racer” as a reply to a question about him.



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We don’t blame anyone for calling Sir Hamilton the best ever. With seven world titles under his belt, and a fighting spirit still as strong as his karting days, the man is admirable.

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For the longest time, Hamilton remained unchallenged and undisputed. Despite facing severe problems with the car this year, Lewis has managed a podium and has consistently turned in points for the team.


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Sir Hamilton faces some tough times with the car

Additionally, his attitude and his demeanor towards every situation is lauded. From his car overheating to braving through the wrong setup coded in by his team, Hamilton has complained less and fought through the hardships more. Despite the many difficulties, Hamilton, in many posts and interviews, could be seen only supporting and saying positive words about his team, Mercedes F1.

The Briton knows that winning the championship with the current car is difficult. But like the strong person he is, Lewis also prefers staying positive.


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It’s safe to say that being a champion is not just about winning, but many other factors. Whether Sir Hamilton is the best driver or not will always be up for debate, but he indeed is a true champion.


Written by:

Khyati Yadav


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Khyati Yadav is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. She is a Hospitality Graduate and a huge fan of Lando Norris. She believes that F1 as a sport deserves a lot more attention and is intrigued by the process that goes behind the making of a car and the hard work that goes into the setting up of any Grand Prix.
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Ranvijay Singh