Lewis Hamilton and Michelle Obama share a warm embrace as former first Lady of US makes special appearance in Mercedes Garage

Michelle Obama appears at the Mercedes garage on Qualifying day at the Miami Grand Prix to show support for her dear friend Lewis Hamilton.

As we revv into the fifth round of this year’s Formula 1 World Championship, Miami kickstarts the first ever Grand Prix at the Miami International Autodrome Circuit. And as it is quite usual for all the Grand Prix’s that take place in the USA, the who’s-who of Hollywood and celebrities from all walks of life have come to watch the thrilling Qualifying that is taking place right now in Miami.

And just when we thought the Miami Grand Prix could not become a bigger event than it already is, we find Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the USA, sitting in the Mercedes garage, supporting her close friend Lewis Hamilton. This is the first time that Miami is hosting a Grand Prix, and the appearance of the former First Lady herself has definitely added to the popularity of the grand Miami Grand Prix at the Hard Rock Stadium grounds.

Michelle Obama appears at the Miami Grand Prix Qualifying, F1 Twitter welcomes her

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama at the Mercedes garage

Right before the first round of Qualifying started off, fans started reacting to the sight of former First Lady Michelle Obama at the Mercedes garage. A bit later, pictures of Michelle Obama hugging dear friend Lewis Hamilton started making rounds on Twitter.

It is not the first time that Michelle Obama has visited the Miami International Autodrome for a peek at the Grand Prix events. She also appeared at the Mercedes garage during FP3 on Friday.

With huge support behind them, will Mercedes be able to turn around and make a grand comeback at the first-ever Miami Grand Prix of the year? That remains to be seen.

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 author at FirstSportz. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport. She is a proud McLaren fan who eagerly awaits the paddock's visit to Spa Francorchamps and hopes to attend the Monaco GP one day. A student of medicine, whenever she's not fawning over Daniel Ricciardo or rooting for Max Verstappen to become the next World Champion, Riddhi's either busy reading thrillers, debating, or playing with her six feline friends.