Lewis Hamilton to Vettel: “I love you, man!”  / System 1

Lewis Hamilton to Vettel: “I love you, man!” / System 1

The four-time Formula 1 champion retires at the end of 2022, the seven-time Formula 1 world champion salutes his long-time rival – what Lewis Hamilton has to say about Sebastian Vettel.

When the decision was made that Sebastian Vettel would leave Formula 1 at the end of 2022, Lewis Hamilton reported on his social networks: “Seb, it was an honor to be able to call you a competitor and an even greater honor to have you as a friend. To leave the sport better than you saw is goal always.”

“I have no doubt that whatever comes your way now will be exciting and meaningful and rewarding. I love you man.”

Lewis Hamilton said of Vettel: “The mutual respect is not a secret. I don’t usually have great memories, but some of the fights between Seb and I are some of my fondest memories in Formula 1. When you drive him you know you’re up against one of the best in the business. And then not only is Vettel a great racing driver, but also a great person who is passionate about many things.”

“I cherish the memories of our fight at that time, which was directly a fight between Mercedes and Ferrari. I think these years together have given us a lot. It was not always easy, but maybe it is these difficulties that have brought us closer. The respect between us is great very much.”

“For me, he is a person who stands for many good things. He used his voice as a world champion to be heard. He was one of the first to show where they are by kneeling. He fights for a better world, for what is right.”

“In a way, I’m sad we won’t see him run again, but I know he’ll continue to fight for important issues.”

French Doctor, Le Castellet

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:28:37.567 h
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +10.587s
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +16.495
04. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +17.310
05. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +28.872
06. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, +42.879
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +52.026
08. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +56.959
09. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, +60.372
10. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +62.549
11. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, +64.494
12. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, +65.448
13. Alexander Albon (T), Williams, +68.565
14. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +76.666
15. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +80.394
Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, engine failure
Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, collision damage
Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, collision damage
Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, Turners
Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, collision damage

Drivers’ Championship (after 12 of 22 races)

01. Verstappen 233 points
02. Leclerc 170
03. Persian 163
04. Sainz 144
05.Russell 143
06.Hamilton 127
07. Norris 70
08. Okon 56
09. Botta’s 46
10. Alonso 37
11. Magnussen 22
12. Ricciardo 19
13. Gas 16
14. Hag 15
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17.zhou 5
18. Walk 4
19. Alboni 3
20. Latifi 0
21. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Booth Builders Cup

01. Red Bull Racing 396 points
02.Ferrari 314
03.Mercedes 270
04. Alpine 93
05. McLaren 89
06. Alfa Romeo 51
07. Haas 34
08. AlphaTauri 27
09. Aston Martin 19
10. Williams 3