It is a sad day for all of Britain as Queen Elizabeth II will be laid in her final resting place as her funeral takes place today. Mercedes AMG F1 team joined many others in the world to remember and celebrate the life of the legendary monarch. While some fans might question why a German team is taking so much effort in the whole process, there is a valid and simple explanation that lies behind it.
Mercedes is a German Manufacturer but their F1 operations are based in Brackley. Alongside that fact, both George Russell and Lewis Hamilton are British which puts the whole idea into perspective. With so many ties to the UK, it is not a surprise to many as the team mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Lewis is a 7 time Formula One world champion but along with that he also holds the honour or being a Knight. He received this honour a year after he won his 7th title in the pinnacle of motorsport.
Lewis Hamilton himself has met and interacted with the Queen quite a few times and has shared his experiences with us. 2009, the then young gun was presented with an MBE by Her Majesty which is one of the nation’s honours. After this, Lewis Hamilton was also invited by the Queen to have a private lunch where she ended up teaching him some dining etiquette.
Mercedes joins other F1 teams in celebrating the live of Queen Elizabeth II today as her funeral takes place
At 11 am, the official lying-in-state period of the monarch ended after four days in which hundreds of thousands have queued to file past the Queen’s casket at London’s historic Westminster Hall. People are still left wondering if Sir Lewis Hamilton will be present as there is no race this week. With more updates, we will get confirmation on this topic. You can find Mercedes’s message posted on their socials in the tweet below.
The Queen’s loss has affected the whole world and especially Formula One. The impact that she has made will be remembered. Multiple world leaders have flown into London for the funeral and about 500 royals, heads of the state and the government have been invited.