Formula One and football. On the face of it, that might not be the most obvious match-up, but the Formula 1 drivers time and again have shown their love for the beautiful game.
The seven-times F1 champion, Lewis Hamilton, has been an Arsenal fan since he was five years old. The Briton has also been spotted at the Gunners’ games with family and friends wearing the club’s kit.
The four-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc team up with Cristiano Ronaldo in a charity game at Allianz Stadium. The match, known as Partita del Cuore, was held to raise money for cancer research.
Michael Schumacher is arguably one of the best drivers Formula 1 has ever seen. The German enjoyed playing football as a hobby and he even played for his local football team, FC Echichens. Schumacher has participated in several charity football games.
Due to heavy rainfall, the Belgian Grand Prix was delayed for several hours and drivers had nothing to keep themselves busy. Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher decided to play a 2v2 football game with an Aston Martin and Haas engineer.
Daniel Ricciardo has been an ardent supporter of Manchester United since boyhood and is proud to consider former United midfielder Michael Carrick one of his best friends. He even featured in a tribute video to Carrick when the midfielder retired in 2018.