2 Years Before ‘Gifting’ Lewis Hamilton, Sha’Carri Richardson Once Met the Mercedes Driver at $33.7 Million Event

Published 10/22/2023, 7:41 AM EDT

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Sha’Carri Richardson has had an incredible track and field season this year, both in terms of her professional endeavors and making a significant impact off the field as well. The Dallas native made another splash in her career when she became the world champion this year in August. She has also been a part of numerous off-court ventures, including her ad campaign with sports apparel giant Nike. In a similar vein, Richardson was recently captured with the Mercedes F1 driver and the seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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Sha’Carri Richardson stole the limelight at a prestigious Formula One event, where the sprinter shared a wholesome moment with the British driver. The sports world was sent into a frenzy as two of the best of their respective sports reunited on the global stage. Amid their recent meeting, a throwback moment for these two went viral when the duo appeared at a $33.7 million fashion event together.

When Lewis Hamilton and the American sprinter joined forces for a show

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It was in 2021 that the F1 legend and the sprinting prodigy came together for the Met Gala. This was the first time the 100-meter world champion made her appearance at the Met Gala. During that period, Richardson was facing challenges on the track, but she exuded great confidence when attending the gala and the fashion event. A post of their Met Gala appearance was shared by Athletics Weekly on their Instagram with the caption, “When athletics meets F1. Sha’Carri Richardson joined up with Lewis Hamilton at the 2021 Met Gala in New York.”

 

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Their friendship has been witnessed by the sports world quite a few times, and Hamilton has even admired the American track star’s talent in the past. Sha’Carri Richardson even received a congratulatory message from Hamilton when she won one of her races. Their friendship is a testament to the sporting realm, where they have been a force to be reckoned with in their respective divisions. In the recent turn of events, these two once again bumped into each other during a Formula One event.

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Sha’Carri Richardson graces the F1 event

The Texas-based runner was present at the United States Grand Prix Sprint event and participated in the post-race presentation, presenting the trophy to Lewis Hamilton. The pictures of their meeting were shared by Track Spice on their X handle (formerly Twitter), accompanied by the caption, “Off season shenanigans. Lewis Hamilton and Sha’carri Richardson at the FIA Formula One World Championships.” These pictures capture Richardson hugging Hamilton while the duo poses for the shutterbugs.

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The championship was organized at the Circuit of the Americas, where Red Bull Racing prodigy Max Verstappen secured the pole position while the Stevenage native finished second. However, amid the Formula 1 buzz, it was Sha’Carri Richardson who stole the show and congratulated Hamilton. Charles Leclerc of Ferrari took third place.

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Abhishek Rathore

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Abhishek Rathore is a US sports writer for EssentiallySports. He is a passionate sports enthusiast and comes with a staunch experience in content writing. Abhishek is driven by the world of track and field and closely follows Noah Lyles, and Sha’Carri Richardson.
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