Lewis Hamilton: “I just love Tokyo the most”

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At the Belgian Grand Prix Thursday press conference Lewis Hamilton gave his comments on the cancellation of the Japanese Grand Prix.

The 2021 Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This means it will be the second year in a row that the legendary Suzuka will not be in the Formula 1 calendar, as the race had to be cancelled last year too.

Lewis Hamilton is not happy that this happened, as he loved going to Japan.

“I mostly just miss going to Tokyo, I just love Tokyo the most,” said the Briton.

“But the whole experience of going to Japan, such a beautiful place and, naturally, seeing all the incredible fans.


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“They’re so unique in their own way and they’re so creative in the style that they come to the race track with and the energy that they project through the weekend of just pure excitement.

“It’s a different group of people. Obviously, you come to Europe and it’s very European things. Everyone is having beers and it’s a different vibe. You don’t see that in Japan.

“They’ve got a theme park, they’ve got really creative costumes on, they’ve got these amazing hats they’ve created with cars of all different shapes on the tops of their caps,” concluded the seven-time champion.

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