The FIA has repossessed Lewis Hamilton‘s third-place F1 championship trophy, which was taken by a fan who claimed Hamilton had given it to him, but Mercedes confirmed that Hamilton had left the trophy with officials to be sent to the team.
‣ Lewis Hamilton’s third-place trophy from the F1 championship was taken by a fan who mistakenly believed it was a gift from Hamilton.
‣ Mercedes clarified that Hamilton had left the trophy with officials to be sent to the team, a common practice after award ceremonies.
‣ The fan, who had been showing off the trophy on social media, deactivated his account due to hate messages.
‣ The trophy has been returned to the FIA and will be shipped to the Mercedes team headquarters.
Mercedes is soon to display Lewis Hamilton’s third-place trophy from the F1 championship. The FIA recently repossessed this trophy. It was taken by an overzealous fan at the Prize Giving Gala in Azerbaijan. The fan later flaunted the trophy on X, claiming it was a gift from Hamilton.
But, that’s not the real story. Mercedes released a statement contradicting the fan’s claim. According to them, Hamilton left the trophy with officials for delivery to the team. This is a common practice post-award ceremonies. The team also denied any instance of Hamilton gifting the trophy.
On a side note, Verstappen left Helmut Marko hanging. He just didn’t pick up.
The fan, dubbed the ‘thief’, later admitted it was all a misunderstanding. He genuinely believed Hamilton had given him the trophy. After receiving numerous hate messages, he deactivated his X account.
The trophy is now back with the FIA. The motorsport federation will ensure it reaches the team headquarters soon.
In other news, Coulthard is angling for a Red Bull reserve seat. He says he can’t be nice anymore.