Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton Doesn't Give Up

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Lewis Hamilton is a world champion Formula 1 driver.

 

Lewis Hamilton has won 7 World Drivers' Championship titles.

He leads the 2021 Formula 1 race season with 44 points.

 

Lewis Hamilton races for the Mercedes team.

 
 

It rained at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix race.

The wet track was slippery.

Towards the end of the race Lewis Hamilton was overtaking the leading driver.

On a wet patch Hamilton's car slid off the track.

The car got stuck in the gravel.

 
Ablack F1 race car standing with the front wheels against a wall next to the race track.


The car seemed stuck and had a broken front wing.

Lewis Hamilton refused to accept it was the end of the race for him.

He still managed to engage reverse gear and got back to the track.

 

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Hamilton had to make a pit stop to replace the broken front wing.

Then he joined the race in 9th position.

 

But Lewis Hamilton drove like a champion, fighting his way past 7 cars to finish the race in second place.


A black F1 racecar on the track, infront of 4 other cars.

Lewis Hamilton finished the race in second place.

 
 Drivers Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris celebrate on the podium, spraying each other with sparkling wine from bottles.


Drivers Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris celebrate on the podium.

 

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Lewis Hamilton said:

Today was very emotional.

I was a bit too impatient, which is rare for me.

I just got caught out on the wet patch, and slipped off towards the wall.

The car was standing there for a long time.

 

Watch the video of Lewis Hamilton sliding off the track, then getting back.

 

Lewis Hamilton said he was grateful to get back into the race again.

He said the incident reminded him of his childhood.

He was a junior go-kart racer.

Because he only had a dodgy old go-kart, he always had to start at the back.



Lewis Hamilton, aged 10, a junior Go-Kart racer in 1995.

 

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Results

F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna in Imola, Italy on 18. April 2021:


1st: Max Verstappen of Netherlands, team Red Bull

2nd: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain, team Mercedes

3rd: Lando Norris of Great Britain, team McLaren

 

Lying on a white tiled floor, facing the camera, next to each other: a brown and white colored bulldog and a brown skinned man wearing a grey hoodie.e


Lewis Hamilton and his bulldog Roscoe.


Lewis Hamilton has won 7 World Drivers' Championship titles.

He leads the 2021 Formula 1 race season with 44 points.

Lewis says that bulldog Roscoe is his best buddy.

 

Follow Lewis Hamilton on Instagram: @lewishamilton

Follow Roscoe the bulldog on Instagram: @roscoelovescoco

Follow the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team on Instagram: @mercedesamgf1

 

Photos: Mercedes-AMG Petronas, Getty Images

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