As rumours linking pop icon Shakira to seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton continue to intensify, the Colombian’s ex has been ridiculed by Formula 1 fans.
Shakira and ex-Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique split last year, with a tweet from the Spaniard having since resurfaced.
A tweet from 2012 has resurfaced and has seen the retired footballer ridiculed online, due to it being linked to Hamilton.
Pique tweeted in 2012: “Hamilton OUT! Alonso is flying now!”
The tweet was in reference to the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix, where Hamilton retired due to a gearbox failure.
Fernando Alonso ended up claiming a podium, boosting his title chances against Sebastian Vettel.
With Hamilton now reportedly dating Shakira, fans of the 103-time race winner have made fun of Pique’s tweet.
“Pique Out! Hamilton is flying now!” joked @mercedesxrma.
@MuhammadAshmal commented: Lewis Hamilton has won 6 world championships and 1 Shakira since this tweet.”
A third fan, @vvoidlap58 wrote: “Every tongue that rises against sir Lewis Hamilton shall fall.”
Hamilton was first spotted with Shakira after the Miami Grand Prix, which the pop star attended.
Shakira was seen on a boat with Hamilton and a group of friends, whilst they were also seen having dinner in Barcelona.
She was at the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend perhaps in support of the 38-year-old, with her potentially set to attend more races this season should the dating rumours be true.
Hamilton, of course, finished second at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to claim his second rostrum of 2023.
The Mercedes driver matched his result from the Australian Grand Prix earlier in the season, where he once again finished behind reigning World Champion Max Verstappen.
Hamilton remains fourth in the Drivers’ Championship but is now just 12 points behind Fernando Alonso, ahead of next weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.
Hamilton’s team-mate George Russell secured a superb double podium for the Silver Arrows in Spain, after finishing third.
Russell recovered from P12 on the grid to secure Mercedes’ first double podium since the 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix, where he claimed his maiden victory.
Mercedes’ new concept is certainly working as things stand, giving Hamilton a much-needed boost.