Lewis Hamilton sends message to controversial footballer on Instagram

Lewis Hamilton has issued a congratulatory note to PSG footballer Neymar, who is expecting his first child.

PSG footballer Neymar has announced that he is expecting his first child with Bruna Biancardi, taking to Instagram to share the “dream” news.

“We dream about your life, plan your arrival and knowing that you are here to complete our love, makes our days much happier,” Neymar wrote in a message to his fans.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton responded to the announcement, congratulating his friend, who he has known since they met at the 2016 US Grand Prix around the Circuit of the Americas.

Since that meeting, the duo have been seen together at a multitude of events, including NBA matches and fashion shows.

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Back in 2017, Hamilton watched Neymar play for Barcelona against PSG in the Champions League, while the Brazilian football star attended that year’s Mexican Grand Prix to watch the British driver secure P4.

Hamilton is personally connected to Brazil, having scooped his first Drivers’ Championship in 2008, where his idol Ayrton Senna also took his maiden trophy.

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In 2022, Hamilton was made an honorary citizen of Brazil, revealing the country hosted his favourite recent race win.

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Hamilton is currently in the middle of a victory drought, having not secured the chequered flag since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

A win still looks some way off, as Hamilton is struggling to get the Mercedes to perform on the level of Red Bull, which has secured all three race wins of the season so far.