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“It’s SIR actually” – Lewis Hamilton reminds his teammate George Russell about his knighthood with a witty response

Amidst everything, there are reportedly speculations doing rounds regarding Mercedes' driver thinking of switching his team for the 2023 season if he senses insufficient improvement related to the car’s lack of competitiveness.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 17 April 2022 3:07 pm

Lewis Hamilton is at the pinnacle of motorsports and has brought several laurels to his name with his record-shattering performances. The Briton 7-time World Champion tied only to the great Michael Schumacher and have the most wins (103), pole positions (103), and podium finishes (183) for a Formula One driver to his name.

Last year, he received the knighthood from the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles at the Windsor Castle. The 36-year-old holds the official title of Sir Lewis Hamilton, although he doesn’t use it or is referred too commonly as such.

Although Lewis might not have had the perfect start to the 2022 Formula One season, and achieved an unlikely podium at the Bahrain GP, followed with a knock out decision at Q1 of the Saudi GP, where he finished the race t the 10th place – he didn’t shy away from reminding his teammate that who is the real boss.

At the recently concluded fan fest in Melbourne before the Australian Grand Prix, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton interacted with fans.

The young British driver spoke about his admiration for legend Michael Schumacher and called him his idol while also recognising the authority of Lewis by him calling Mr. Hamilton. Lewis jokingly responded, “I don’t get referred to as Mr Hamilton. I thought you were referring to my dad there. It’s Sir actually.”

Notably, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have gelled well in the first few races. Both Mercedes drivers are quite complementary and often speak positively towards each other.

Amidst everything, there are reportedly speculations that Mercedes’ driver is thinking of switching his team for the 2023 season if he senses insufficient improvement related to the car’s lack of competitiveness. Former World Champion Mika Häkkinen has reportedly said, “It’s a tough spot for Lewis, it’s obvious”.

“The last race in Australia was a tough spot for Lewis, really tough. They got a good result, not the result they hoped for but still good points for the team,” the two-time champion said.

As per reports, Lewis is still annoyed by the situation as it was hard for him to be beaten by George. “I’m afraid this will be a challenging season for Lewis. It’s already difficult for Mercedes but especially for Lewis,” Häkkinen was further quoted.

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