Hamilton fan flies a banner with a message of support over Zandvoort

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Lewis Hamilton fan Neil Steele has chartered a plane for £1,600 to fly a banner with a message of support for the seven-time champion over Circuit Zandvoort.

The plane flew over the circuit ahead of the first free practice with a message that read:

“7X WDC. Simply lovely #TeamLH.”

Steele did this as a response to the negative reaction that Lewis is expected to receive at Max Verstappen’s home race.

“It’s a cheeky opportunity to show Lewis some extra support as he steps into the lion’s den here in Max’s back yard,” Steele explained.

“I hope, a small way to get one up on the 70,000 Dutch fans that will surround and outnumber us few Lewis and Mercedes fans here at the track this weekend.

“We may be few, but as Lewis says… still we rise!”

You can take a look at the banner and a video of the plane taking off below.

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