“I Could Pass Out!” – Double Olympics Champion Marcell Jacobs Wishes to Meet Lewis Hamilton

Published 08/10/2021, 6:16 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with the trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Peter Cziborra


Lewis Hamilton has transcended Formula One and taken the sport to new heights. Hamilton’s fame goes beyond F1 circles, as he is a cultural and modern sporting icon. One can always see him in the company of other elite athletes.

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Newly crowned 100m Olympic Gold Medallist, Marcel Jacob has stated that Hamilton is one of his inspirations. Jacobs has mentioned that he considers the 7-time world champion a great success story.

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“If I met him? It’s a joke, isn’t it? I could pass out!”: Jacobs on Lewis Hamilton

As reported by italy24news, when Jacobs was interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport, he mentioned that the British driver is his sporting icon. When asked about what his reaction would be if he got the chance to meet his hero Hamilton, Jacob said, “Hamilton is my sporting idol. If I met him? It’s a joke, isn’t it? I could pass out!”

“Lewis Hamilton is one of the athletes who inspires me the most. He’s the example of someone who has reached success starting from nothing,” said the 100m Olympic champion.

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Tennis great Serena Williams also admires Hamilton

23-time tennis Grand Slam champion Serena Williams also considers the Mercedes driver as one of her best friends. Williams has often attended F1 races to show her support for Hamilton. She also hopes Hamilton breaks Michael Schumacher‘s record of most titles won by a driver.

“Lewis and I are super close. I have known him for years,” said Serena. “I love that guy, he is a really good friend of mine. The guy is such a champion. Such a champion in his mindset. What he does in training, and physically and in his job… I really have no words for it. He is, for me, the greatest driver our generation has seen. I am confident he will break the record of Michael Schumacher, who was also a fabulous driver.”

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Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 19, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier 

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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 Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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