Young Lewis Hamilton Fan Pens a Heartfelt Message After the Mercedes F1 Driver Missed the FIA Awards Gala

Published 12/19/2021, 3:28 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


F1 ace Lewis Hamilton missed the 2021 FIA prize-giving gala held earlier this week in Paris. Team Principal Toto Wolff and Hamilton took this bold stance after the dramatic turn of events at Abu Dhabi cost him a record 8th world title. However, amidst this disappointment, images surfaced on social media recently with a heartwarming message for the Briton.

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A young karter, Zack Zhu, who was supposed to hand Lewis his trophy at the gala, penned an emotional message for his racing hero. The Mercedes star looked all set to defend his title with a comfortable lead over Max Verstappen in the Abu Dhabi GP. However, after some controversial calls by race control, he ended up losing the race.

Boycotting the FIA ceremony was a sign of protest by the Mercedes driver but the young karter was waiting there for his hero. His message must have brought positive energy to Hamilton fans.

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Lewis Hamilton must see this heartfelt post

The seven-time world champion has got some staunch fans across the world. Many young racers draw inspiration from his career path and his on-track heroics. More recently, young karting driver Zack Zhu made an honest confession to Hamilton.

Zhu was disappointed to his core by Hamiltons’ absence at the Gala and penned an emotional message. “I was so expected to carry your trophy to you Lewis Hamilton, to show you my helmet with the first star, but you were not there. You are the greatest driver in my heart”

Notably, Zack has been Karting with a Hamilton-inspired helmet. He is a bright young racer and idolizes the British legend.

Hamilton might have to face sanctions for deserting the FIA ceremony

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The Mercedes legend might have to face financial sanctions for allegedly causing a breach of FIA rules. The newly elected FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem is looking closely into the matter.

In a recent press briefing, he stated that the Briton will have to face a sanction if he is found to be breaching any rule. “So we are going to look into the side of where the technical rules are there to be employed and was he in breach? I have to look into it,” as reported by Autosport.

“But definitely, if there is any breach, there is no forgiveness in this,” he added.

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The course of events since last Sunday has been highly unpredictable, with growing tension between the top team and the FIA. However, fans would be hoping for a settlement soon, as we move on to the next season. What are your opinions on the Mercedes boycott of the gala?

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Rituraj Tripathi

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Rituraj Tripathi is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. A true lover of speed, he is big fan of Lewis Hamilton and finds a future world champion in Lando Norris. Rituraj eagerly looks forward to the paddock moving to the Circuit de Monaco, and he finds Portier corner as the most exciting part of the track.

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