Motorsport fans in attendance at a wet Donington Park on Sunday missed out on a chance meeting with Lewis Hamilton after the British racing superstar went incognito to show his support to his brother, Nic Hamilton, in the British Touring Car Championship.
The younger Hamilton sibling is the first disabled driver to compete in the BTCC and he drives in a specially-modified car due to his cerebral palsy.
He’s been breaking barriers throughout his racing career and has been a part of the BTCC circuit for several years now. Due to his own career in F1, older brother and seven-time F1 world champion Hamilton has been unable to see his sibling race that much.
But the long break since the Australian Grand Prix granted Hamilton a chance to see the BTCC season-opening race weekend at Donington Park.
The F1 superstar clearly didn’t want to be spotted in the crowd as he was kitted out in an all-black ensemble, along with a snood and a hood to cover most of his face.
It meant Hamilton was able to blend in with most of the crowd as he took to Instagram to put up several posts of him watching alongside other spectators.
Those around him appeared oblivious to Hamilton’s attendance with the British racing superstar pumped to see his brother in action.
And it proved to be a memorable weekend for the younger Hamilton brother as he secured his best-ever finish in BTCC, coming home in sixth. The Hamilton family were all there as father Anthony was seen celebrating with Nic after the race.
And Hamilton spoke of his pride in seeing his brother achieve such a “special result” at the famous race track. “I haven’t been to Donington in a long time,” Hamilton wrote on Instagram.“
I was so excited to watch and support my brother there today as a normal spectator, felt really special. I’m so proud of you bro, 6th place today was such a special result and you truly deserve it. Keep pushing.”
Hamilton will return to F1 action this weekend for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix following several weeks off. The 38-year-old was recently snapped partying at iconic music festival Coachella, where he partied with Justin Bieber and some of his closest friends.
But his focus now turns to Baku with Hamilton clearly excited for the race ahead. He wrote on Instagram: “This is going to be an amazing week! Start it off with the right attitude, speak it into existence. Sending you positivity. Let’s f go!!!”