Serena Williams & F1: A Timeline of WTA Star’s Association With the Pinnacle of Motorsports

Published 05/25/2021, 3:55 PM EDT
Tennis – A Day at the Drive Exhibition – Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia – January 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka at A Day at The Drive REUTERS/Morgan Sette


F1 is a glamourous sport. It has attracted big names for decades. Hollywood Stars, legendary sportspersons have been spotted near the paddock many times.

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Monaco Grand Prix is the best example of it. The extravagant Grand Prix has seen numerous stars from different professions come together and enjoy the weekend.

The 2021 Monaco Grand Prix saw Hollywood star Tom Holland during the qualifying session. There was another superstar that attended the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix, the 23 Tennis Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams.

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Serena Williams is the brand ambassador of Aston Martin. Above all, she even got a chance to wave the chequered flag at the end of the race.

Daniil Medvedev, World no. 2 seeded Tennis player also attended the race as he is a Monaco resident.

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Serena Williams- The F1 fan

Serena Williams is an F1 fan and a good friend of 7-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. The duo supports each other and frequently speaks about each other’s achievements. She can often be spotted near the Mercedes Paddock.

In 2020, during the French Open, Serena said, “Lewis and I are super close. I have known him for years. 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 that our generation has seen. I am confident he will break the record of Michael Schumacher, who was also a fabulous driver.”

In 2016, Lewis Hamilton said Serena has inspired him. He said, “We kind of come from similar backgrounds and have similar relationships with our parents, with the father figure being the lead.

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“Growing up watching her career, I’m absolutely inspired by her and still today by her drive. She’s the greatest athlete of our generation.

“I’m absolutely mesmerized by what she has achieved and definitely inspired by her as an athlete and as a human being — so I’m trying to learn from her.”

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It is great to see the two greatest of all time sports persons speaking of each other so highly and becoming inspirations for each other and the rest of the world.

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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