FORMULA 1

Lewis Hamilton recalls when he broke a protocol while meeting the Queen

Lewis Hamilton Queen, Six Sports

When Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton visited the palace back in 2010 for special lunch, the driver broke a protocol and was called off by the Queen.

The World is mourning the passing away of Her Majesty. Lewis Hamilton had posted an emotional message just hours before her tragic death. The Mercedes F1 driver met with Queen Elizabeth II on multiple occasions. Hamilton received the knighthood from the Queen after equaling Michael Schumacher’s record 7 Formula 1 World Titles in 2020.

Nevertheless, Hamilton revealed in an interview once how excitement got better of him when meeting the Queen. Hamilton recalls how he was once corrected by Queen when meeting the palace back in 2010.

Speaking on the Graham Norton Show in 2015, Hamilton elaborated on how the small mishap occurred:

“I got invited to a lunch and was sitting next to The Queen.

“I was excited and started to talk to her, but she said, pointing to my left, ‘No, you speak that way first and I’ll speak this way and then I’ll come back to you.’ She is a sweet woman and we talked about how she spends her weekends, houses and music. She is really cool.”

It’s just one of the many more interesting stories that have resurfaced after the passing of her Majesty. Hours before her tragic death, Lewis Hamilton had sent a message hailing Queen and her leadership:

“She has been such a strong leader for such a long, long time and so resilient,”

Hamilton said.

“I know she has always been a real fighter, so my thoughts are with her and the family. My prayers are with them. I am hoping for better news soon.”

F1 Chief Stefano Domenicali also gave a statement after receiving the news:

“Formula 1 mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. For more than seven decades she dedicated her life to public service with dignity and devotion, and inspired so many around the world. Formula 1 sends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.”

The whole F1 world is also mourning the sad demise of the Queen. Every other team is paying their part by applying tribute liveries for the Italian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton is still looking for his first win in the 2022 season. The Briton has never gone winless in any season so far.

For more updates, follow us on Twitter.

To Top