Data from Las Vegas GP shows Lewis Hamilton’s F1 game is far from over as he made 15 overtakes during the race

Lewis Hamilton, despite beginning his Las Vegas GP weekend on a low, managed to emerge as the driver with most overtakes at the street circuit.


Data from Las Vegas GP shows Lewis Hamilton’s F1 game is far from over as he made 15 overtakes during the race

Lewis Hamilton (via imago)

The Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend was one of the most anticipated ones in recent Formula 1 history. The race soon garnered attention from across the globe as it became the ‘highlight’ event of the 2023 F1 calendar. It was slated to tear across the 6.2 km street circuit that covered the iconic ‘Vegas Strip’, remains to be the 3rd American race in the current F1 calendar. Lewis Hamilton is easily the most popular Formula 1 star in the United States and needless to say, the seven-time World Champion was eagerly awaiting the Sin City race ahead of its schedule.

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However, Hamilton’s outing in Las Vegas was marred by a significant lack of pace as he only managed eighth place as his best finish in the practice sessions held during the opening two days of the event. His woes deepened as Saturday approached. The Briton managed to bag an unimpressive P10 during the nighttime Qualifying session. However, the Mercedes driver’s brilliance was on display during the Main Prix. 

According to an interesting piece of data that has been unearthed by ESPN, Lewis Hamilton is actually the driver who completed the highest number of overtakes at the end of the Las Vegas GP. The collected data shows that Hamilton was rolling back the years on his previous decade’s domination as he completed a total of 15 overtakes in Vegas. Notably, he executed 4 overtakes on AlphaTauri, another 4 on Haas, and 3 on Williams. Additionally, Hamilton successfully navigated past 1 Alfa Romeo, 1 Alpine, 1 McLaren, and 1 Aston Martin.

Charles Leclerc names Lewis Hamilton as the one of the F1 drivers with the most ‘drip’

The recent Las Vegas Grand Prix showcased a tale of two experiences for Ferrari’s dynamic duo, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. While Leclerc demonstrated remarkable speed throughout the weekend, securing an impressive P2, Sainz faced an unjust penalty, highlighting the FIA’s lack of foresight in ensuring proper safety protocols. The Ferrari pair left Sin City with widely different outcomes – a podium finish for Leclerc at P2 and a dismal P6 for Sainz.

Lewis Hamilton (via Wallpaper Cave)
Lewis Hamilton (via Wallpaper Cave)

In a newly surfaced video, the Ferrari duo respond to a reporter’s question, about identifying the current F1 driver with the most ‘drip’–a term referring to a strong sense of style and charisma. Sainz, initially confused by the question, hilariously sought clarity, asking, “Drip!? What does it mean exactly, what is drip?” Leclerc stepped in to explain the internet slang before proceeding to share his insights.

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Leclerc singled out three drivers in his response – Zhou Guanyu, Pierre Gasly, and Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton has earned recognition for his bold and diverse style from multiple paddock members. The Briton is often seen pushing the boundaries in fashion. Hamilton’s flair extends beyond racing, making him a prominent figure in the world of style, with his tattoos, jewelry, and distinctive accessory choices setting trends in F1’s fashion landscape.