Although Lewis Hamilton is not having the best of his time on the track after having disappointing outings in the first leg of the 2022 season, his popularity amongst F1 fans is far from taking any hit. The seven-time world champion has set several benchmarks in motorsports, and with the growing popularity of the sports, the Mercedes driver has once again stamped his authority as the most popular and highly admired driver in the world.
As per new development, Hamilton has shattered his previous record of his F1 card being auctioned for $900,000 (nearly 7 crore), which is an all-time most expensive value for any F1 card. Earlier, Hamilton’s 2020 Topps Chrome Red Refractor Auto Lewis Hamilton card was sold for $59,040, and now his 2020 Topps Chrome Hamilton Superfractor card is for a reported amount of $900,000.
Notably, F1 cards are in massive demand as motorsports fans stay very excited to collect them as it helps in learning more about Formula 1 and its teams. These high-in-demand cards feature drivers’ names, photos, team characteristics, and information about cars. Some even include driver statistics as well.
Notably, Hamilton has won 103 races and been on the podium for 62.7% of the GPs he has entered in his 16-year-career. The 37-year-old has achieved unimaginable feats, broken several records, and is still going. However, the current form of the Mercedes driver is unlike the former multiple-time world champion.
In an interview with SkySports, Hamilton’s teammate George Russel showed his confidence in the legendary driver. He said that Hamilton will surely make a comeback and bounce back stronger.
“I know there was a bit of a blip last weekend, but I have no doubt he’s going to come back, and the way he’s pushing the team and motivating the team is truly inspiring. We all want more. He wants more. Nobody is happy with the position we’re in currently,” he told SkySports. Notably, Russell finished fourth at the Emilia Romagna GP, while Hamilton came home a point-less 13th at the recently concluded Emilia Romagna GP.