Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton pushes team member Angela into the river after winning a bet
Lewis Hamilton was a lucky man on Sunday as he helped his side Mercedes finish on the podium, courtesy of his third place finish in the Canadian Grand Prix. Notably, it was only the seven-time world champion’s second podium of the year and his first since the opening round of the year in Bahrain. The win gave the British driver and his team Mercedes something to look forward to in what hasn’t been a great season for the duo thus far.
A day after Hamilton’s exploits in Canada, Mercedes uploaded a video to their official Twitter handle showing Hamilton pushing team-team physio Angela Cullen into the river.
To make things clear to the netizens, Mercedes also added a caption to the post revealing that Angela had bet to jump into the river in case Hamilton finished on the podium in the Canadian GP.
As Hamilton reached the podium, making sure Angela didn’t forget her bet, he gave her one last push into the river after the physio took her time to jump.
Watch the video here:
Go inside, Ang! †
Angela said that if Lewis finished on the podium, she would jump in the river. She just needed a push… ???? pic.twitter.com/RfoqhVIl9O
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) June 20, 2022
“It feels great to be in the fight,” said Hamilton after his win in Canada.
“For a second I kind of kept up with these guys. It has given me and the team a lot of hope that more will come out of this car, the potential is there.
“When you have a full race distance, you get a lot out of the car. A lot to get out today. I have really good reliability. Great work from the team. We have to keep our heads up. I know where I am lose to these guys, so I’m going to focus on attacking there to improve.”
With input from the agency
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