F1 ace Lewis Hamilton missed the 2021 FIA prize-giving gala held earlier this week in Paris. Team Principal Toto Wolff and Hamilton took this bold stance after the dramatic turn of events at Abu Dhabi cost him a record 8th world title.
However, amidst this disappointment, images surfaced on social media recently with a heartwarming message for the Briton. A young karter, Zack Zhu, who was supposed to hand Lewis his trophy at the gala, penned an emotional message for his racing hero.
After some controversial calls by race control, and losing the race, Boycotting the FIA ceremony was a sign of protest by the Mercedes driver but the young karter was waiting there for his hero. His message must have brought positive energy to Hamilton fans.
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The seven-time world champion has got some staunch fans across the world. Many young racers draw inspiration from his career path and his on-track heroics. More recently, young karting driver Zack Zhu made an honest confession to Hamilton.
Zhu was disappointed to his core by Hamiltons’ absence at the Gala and penned an emotional message. “I was so expected to carry your trophy to you Lewis Hamilton, to show you my helmet with the first star, but you were not there. You are the greatest driver in my heart”
Notably, Zack has been Karting with a Hamilton-inspired helmet. He is a bright young racer and idolizes the British legend.