“We Win & We Lose Together” – Lewis Hamilton Is Inspired to Put Baku F1 Mistake Behind Him

Published 06/08/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Francois Nel


It is uncharacteristic to see Lewis Hamilton in such strife during any point of an F1 season. Although fans are used to seeing the Briton dominate the championship, he isn’t where they expected him to be after six races this season.

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The defending champion trails his rival, Max Verstappen by four points in the driver’s championship. Although he put in a strong effort in Baku, Hamilton finished P15 after a disastrous end to his race. With the Azerbaijan Grand Prix done and dusted, Hamilton put out a tweet to put a terrible Sunday in the ‘Land of Fire’ behind him.

Lewis Hamilton looks to improve after a disastrous Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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Baku provided spills and thrills throughout the entire race. The championship battle went back and forth on Sunday, with Verstappen and Hamilton in good positions to take valuable points.

The Briton’s position improved after Verstappen crashed out of the race in Lap 47. However, after the Dutchman’s crash brought out red flags which led to a standing start, the Briton failed to make it count. A huge lockup forced him off the track at Turn 1, which saw him fall to P15 and Sergio Perez take his first win with Red Bull.

The seven-time world champion put out a tweet to engage with his fans after his outing in Baku. He mentions that learning from the past is all that can be done, and he now turns towards the days that lay ahead.

The Briton tweeted, “There is nothing we can do about the past but learn. We rise each day to a new opportunity and chance to be better than the day before.”

However, he ended the tweet with positivity and eagerness for the races that remain. “I for one am driven, more focused than ever and looking forward! We win and we lose together, we can do anything we put our mind to!”

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Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race REUTERS/Eric Gaillard REFILE – CORRECTING ID

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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