Simone Biles Reveals She Is in Touch With Lewis Hamilton Over an F1 Desire

Published 10/29/2021, 11:15 AM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States reacts during the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


The popularity of Formula One is clearly growing in the United States. And it seems Simone Biles, who is arguably the greatest gymnast to step foot in the sport, wants to jump on the bandwagon.

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Recently, the 24-year-old took to social media to interact with her fans. When asked about F1, Biles revealed she is currently in touch with seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton to make her wish of attending a race come true.

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Simone Biles reveals being in touch with Lewis Hamilton

The four-time Olympic gold medalist met Hamilton at an after-party following the Met Gala last month. While the Briton was coming off a severe crash with title rival Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix, Biles arrived fresh off winning two medals after a tumultuous Tokyo Olympics.

During a live session on Instagram, Biles answered several questions from her fans. One of them asked if she watched F1, to which she replied she didn’t. However, that didn’t stop her from admitting she dreams of watching a race one day. Hence, she revealed she’s in touch with Hamilton to make it happen.

She said“Lewis is great, and I want to go out to one of his races. So, I’ve been talking to him about that. I really wanted to go to the one in Austin, but unfortunately, I’m on tour. But, I do wish I could go to one of his races.”

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Could we see Biles attend the Mexican Grand Prix?

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Although Biles missed the recently concluded United States Grand Prix due to her ‘Gold Over America’ Tour, she admitted asking Hamilton for his schedule so that she could attend a race in the near future.

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States reacts during the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“Told him to send his schedule so we could see the next one,” said the 24-year-old. “I mean, obviously they are all around the world so, I’m going to have to make a trip.”

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The next race in the ongoing F1 season takes place in Mexico on November 7. While she accepted she will need a trip to fulfill her dream, it could happen in a week’s time. However, her ‘Gold Over America’ Tour ends just a day before the race. While this could put any plans to attend the Mexican Grand Prix in doubt, expect Biles to appear in the F1 paddock in the near future.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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