Three-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton told the press that he doesn’t have any plans to kneel during the anthem in protest of the oppression of black Americans, as many football players are doing this year. He also refuses to let the controversy surrounding the topic keep him from winning a fourth world…
Lewis Hamilton is fast and is now on track (ha ha) to secure his fourth FIA Formula One World Championship, which can partly be attributed to factors of his abilities like the record-setting pole lap he set at Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Last week, three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton asked people to “try to educate” themselves on why athletes are kneeling for the American national anthem in protest of police brutality and oppression of people of color. Not long after, he said he may join them at the U.S. Grand Prix this month.
Colin Kaepernick began to silently not stand for the American national anthem in 2016, in protest of police brutality and oppression of people of color. The debate has since spread, widely, with Formula One’s Lewis Hamilton weighing in earlier this week.
Everybody laughs at farts. If they don’t, they need to reevaluate the meaning of joy. Farts are funny, and farts are even funnier when famous athletes let them rip to liven up a generic post-race press conference in one of the most strict, fancier-than-thou racing series there is: Formula One.
Today, on Ferrari’s semi-hostile home turf, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won an easy race from pole position, finishing 4.4 seconds ahead of his Merc teammate Valtteri Bottas. This also gave Hamilton a three-point championship lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Monza’s giant red horde didn’t like that.
Lewis Hamilton has broken a record with his 69th pole position following today’s qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. Nice.
A “phantom debris caution” is what NASCAR fans call a late-race yellow that feels bogus, or for the sole purposes of entertainment when a field is spread out. But Lewis Hamilton must think NASCAR waltzed over and coughed on Formula One, because he accused his own series of calling phantom debris.
To no one’s surprise, this year’s faster, crazier Formula One cars smashed the track record at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed pole for tomorrow’s race with a 1:42.553, setting a new track record and matching Michael Schumacher’s record number of 68 pole positions claimed in F1.
Sebastian Vettel just set the fastest recorded lap ever at the Hungaroring during qualifying for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
While it was clear that Lewis Hamilton would likely end up winning his fourth-straight British Grand Prix pretty early on, it really didn’t help that all of Ferrari’s tires decided to explode in the final lap of the race.
If you want a fast Mercedes-Benz don’t bother with any of their road cars. What you need is something from that so-called “pinnacle of motorsport,” Formula One. Mercedes just listed their 2013 W04 F1 car for sale so you—yes, you, mere mortal with way too much cash—can own Lewis Hamilton’s race car.
After ramming each other behind a safety car at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel didn’t sleep it off. In fact, no one in the Formula One universe really did. Hamilton wants to settle things outside of the car, and everyone else seems to be freaking out because there was a skirmish.
Just as the safety car was being deployed to clear up some debris on the track, Formula One’s points leader Sebastian Vettel drove right into the back of his closest rival Lewis Hamilton, claiming that Hamilton brake checked him. Check it out for yourself.
Well, what do you know? Lewis Hamilton is on the pole for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. Naturally, Ferrari is on the second row with Kimi Raikkonen starting third and Sebastian Vettel fourth. The McLaren-Hondas are... near the back. The full lineup is here.
British Mercedes pilot and Formula One podium frequent flyer Lewis Hamilton has won the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix, having run what looked like an incident-free race. He led the pack for all 70 laps. A giant carbon fiber maple leaf trophy will be on his mantle by the end of the weekend.
As part of the makeover Liberty Media is giving Formula One in its first year of ownership, the company recently said it wants to majorly expand the schedule. Champions Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton don’t seem to like that much, agreeing that they’d consider leaving if the number of races got too high.
Fernando Alonso’s run in the Indianapolis 500 keeps paying off in juicy, tender beef. Not with Alonso—he was pretty chill. No, it’s between three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, who keeps talking shit about IndyCar, and that series’ drivers. There’s only one way to settle this: put Hamilton in an IndyCar.
Three-time Formula One champion and world’s fastest Instagram model Lewis Hamilton doesn’t have a high opinion of the Indianapolis 500 field, who F1 driver Fernando Alonso is competing against this weekend. Naturally, Hamilton opened his mouth to say just that.
I can’t remember the last time both McLarens out-qualified Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes on pace in Formula One, but that’s exactly what happened at Monaco. Hamilton struggled to find speed during Saturday’s qualifying session, and got knocked out in the second qualifying session for running too slow.