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Lewis Hamilton will return to Brazil next week – three years after his act of kindness in Sao Paulo went viral on social media.
The seven time F1 world champion has three wins to his name in the South American country, a fitting statistic given he names the iconic Ayrton Senna as one of his heroes. But back in 2019, the star impressed off the track as well as on it.
On what proved a wet weekend at Interlagos, Hamilton spotted a striking grid girl exposed to the elements. Despite being shielded by an umbrella, the blonde beauty was dressed in a short green dress not ideal for adverse weather conditions.
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The now 37-year-old came to the rescue though, carrying over a big black Mercedes coat and draping it around the shoulders of the damsel in distress. And she clearly appreciated the gesture, smiling broadly as Hamilton headed back to the pit lane.
His actions were well received by his fans, after the official F1 Instagram account posted footage of the incident. They captioned it: "A small act of kindness can make someone's day."
@robruffryder replied with: "What a perfect gentleman you are bro. Bless up." @leydachris added: "Where I live it always surprises ladies when men do this. Lewis is a class act."
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There was to be no race win for Hamilton that weekend, whilst the 2020 race was scrapped due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the British icon did take the chequered flag last year as he stormed to the front from fifth on the grid.
But Hamilton could now desperately do with a similar outcome on November 13. After a difficult year with the Silver Arrows, he's now on the brink of failing to win a race in a season for the first time in his career.
He did come close last time out in Mexico, finishing second behind Max Verstappen. Afterwards however, Verstappen's Red Bull partner Sergio Perez had to plead with the crowd as they jeered the Mercedes man.
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