Lewis Hamilton reminds George Russell: “It’s ‘Sir’, actually!”

© Steve Etherington for Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd.

While attending a fan fest in Melbourne Lewis Hamilton jokingly reminded George Russell that his official title was ‘Sir’.

During the Australian Grand Prix weekend Lewis Hamilton and George Russell attended a fan fest in Melbourne, which included a fan Q&A.

At one point in the event George was explaining how his first racing idol was seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher, which led into a funny exchange with Hamilton.

“Schumacher was my idol, the one I looked up to,” Russell said.

“Then obviously Mr Hamilton came along, took over and started doing the business.”


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This prompted Lewis to say:

“I don’t get referred to as Mr Hamilton too often. I thought you mentioned my dad there.”

Lewis then turned to Russell and jokingly told him: “It’s ‘Sir’, actually”, which led to laughter from all involved.

The Briton was knighted last December at Windsor Castle, which makes him the first ever active Formula 1 driver to receive the honours.

You can watch the video of the exchange below.



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