Footage of Lewis Hamilton and Neymar surfaces

Neymar is a Red Bull sponsored footballer who plays for PSG in France.

Despite having been with Red Bull at the Monaco Grand Prix, PSG footballer Neymar was spotted with Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes’ garage recently, ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Mercedes released footage on social media of Hamilton showing Neymar around the garage, with the Red Bull sponsored athlete having also been given the opportunity to sit in the 38-year-old’s W14.

The video posted by Mercedes shows the Brazilian in disbelief to be sitting in an F1 car, much to Hamilton’s delight.

Hamilton and Neymar have been spotted together several times before, with the pair being friends.

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After sitting in the seven-time World Champion’s car, Neymar was able to watch on as Hamilton matched his best result of the season.

Hamilton matched his P2 from the Australian Grand Prix, following an excellent performance at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

The Briton showed excellent pace to claim his second rostrum of the season, moving him to just 12 points behind third-placed Fernando Alonso in the Drivers’ Championship.

George Russell was on hand to secure Mercedes’ first double podium since the 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix, after clinching third despite having started 12th.

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The result saw the Brackley-based team move ahead of Aston Martin and into second in the Constructors’ Championship; albeit, 135 points behind Red Bull.

The result means Mercedes so far haven’t finished a race outside the top-five since having introduced their new concept, as Hamilton and Russell finished fourth and fifth at the Circuit de Monaco.

This weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix will likely be a much bigger test for the Silver Arrows though, with low-speed corners tending to not be their strength.

Mercedes’ new concept certainly appears to work well through medium and high-speed turns, something the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve possess very few of.

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Whilst the Canadian GP will likely be more difficult, a good performance would fill the Germans with significant confidence, especially if they claim another rostrum.

Mercedes’ biggest goal now is to continue to build on from their recent performances, in an attempt to learn as much as possible about the new concept.

Something that is very much in Mercedes’ favour ahead of the weekend is that Hamilton is a seven-time winner of the Canadian GP, could he claim an eighth?