At the weekend, Lewis Hamilton will have his home game in Formula 1 at Silverstone. Before the British Grand Prix, the ex-world champion addressed his fans in a video message.
Lewis Hamilton has had to endure a lot in the past few days. This is how racist statements by former Formula 1 driver Nelson Piquet came to the public.
“The little N***** puts the car like this because he didn’t have a chance to overtake two cars in this corner. It’s a joke! He’s lucky that only Verstappen got it,” said the Brazilian said in Portuguese in an interview last year about Hamilton crashing into Max Verstappen’s car at Silverstone. On Wednesday, Piquet responded with a more than questionable apology. It wasn’t the first time Hamilton had been racially abused in his life.
With all the fuss, concentrating on the upcoming race in Silverstone (Sunday, 4 p.m. LIVE on RTL) should be difficult enough for the 37-year-old.
Hamilton hopes for podium finish
Before the first two training sessions are completed on Friday, Hamilton spoke on social media on Thursday.
He was “super excited” about the home game, said the seven-time champion in the video released by Mercedes. “I know we live in really difficult times,” Hamilton continued. But the “positive energy” of his fans makes “a big difference,” explained the motorsport star.
Hamilton wants to celebrate a sense of achievement at Silverstone. “My team and I are working as hard as we can to improve the car. I hope we can fight for a place on the podium and that we can give you the best result,” said the Briton.