Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton has sent the Formula 1 community into a state of agitation following a tweet the Mercedes driver liked.
The 35-year-old took a selfie with Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso during the press conference at the Circuit de Gilles-Villeneuve in Canadian Grand Prix.
However, one Hamilton fan, however did not like the scene and threatened to “unfollow him” if he posted the picture.
Surprisingly, Hamilton not only liked the tweet but also posted the selfie on social media, something which the F1 community found hilarious.
The British performed amazingly at the Circuit de Gilles-Villeneuve in Canadian Grand Prix, the venue he has conquered seven times in his F1 career.
Whilst he didn’t win last Sunday, he did claim a second consecutive podium, marking his third rostrum of 2023.
Verstappen won the title as the reigning World Champion claimed his fourth consecutive win and his sixth of the season. Hamilton finished third behind his former teammate Alonso.
Hamilton, despite finishing third, stood as a fan of the Verstappen and Alonso on the podium and admitted that it was a “privilege” to share the podium with such icons.
“It’s a privilege to be up here fighting these two who’ve done incredible in their careers,” said Hamilton in the post-race press conference.
“And this is quite an iconic top three. I don’t know if there’s been a top three like this ever before. I don’t believe there has.
“But yeah, so hopefully there’ll be more and hopefully, as Fernando said, there’s a lot of respect between us as we were able to race so closely and trust in one another.
“I’m really hoping at some stage we have more of a level playing field in our cars, and then we’ll have a much more exciting race, I think in the future.”