NASCAR History Maker Brehanna Daniels Tips Hat to F1 Legend Lewis Hamilton After Being Mentioned in His Heartwarming Note on International Women’s Day

Published 03/09/2022, 9:55 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 17: Brehanna Daniels, tire changer on the #52 Winn Dixie Chevrolet, looks on during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton penned down a beautiful letter on his Instagram, celebrating all the women in motorsports across the globe. And one of those trailblazers was Brehanna Daniels of NASCAR.

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Brehanna Daniels made history when she became the first African-American woman over-the-wall tire changer in NASCAR history. Daniels came through the aid of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program back in 2017.

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After being mentioned in the F1 legend’s post, Daniels took to Twitter to express her thankfulness. “Lewis Hamilton just posted me on his Instagram,” she tweeted.

Lewis Hamilton pays respect to the female trail-blazers in motorsports today

Lewis Hamilton made a post with photos of the female pioneers in motorsports in the current scenario with a heartwarming note in its caption.

He wrote, “As I head into a week on the track, I wanted to take a moment this #InternationalWomensDay to celebrate several fearless women in motorsport who’ve chased their dreams and broken countless glass ceilings along the way.”

“We have a long way to go, but these are just a few people paving the way to creating a more diverse sport.”

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton looks dejected after finishing second in the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili

“@cris_tortu is the first woman to win the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. I’m also proud to call her a driver for @teamx44. @reemajuffali is the first Saudi Arabian woman to hold a racing license. She races on an international stage, even when her home country banned women on the roads until 2018.”

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“@stephanietravers is the first Black woman to stand on an F1 podium, chasing her dreams to be a team principal. @susie_wolff is the CEO of Formula E’s @venturiracing and the last woman to have taken part in a Formula 1 Grand Prix Weekend testing for Williams,” the caption continued.

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“@brehannadaniels is the first Black female pit member for NASCAR, and an absolute legend.”

What do you make of Lewis Hamilton’s message on International Women’s Day about women, both on and off the track?

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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