Lewis Hamilton tells fan not to sell their organs

Lewis Hamilton is having a mixed season thus far in 2023, and he recently signed a new two-year Mercedes contract.

Ahead of this weekend’s demanding Singapore Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton took a couple of days away from social media, before returning on Monday.

The seven-time World Champion boasts 8.1 million followers on Twitter/X, meaning all of his posts often go viral.

It was no different at the start of the week, as Hamilton asked his fans how they were.

“Enjoyed the weekend off, how’s everyone?” Hamilton asked his followers on Twitter/X.

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Over 4,300 fans commented on the 38-year-old’s post, to which the Mercedes driver replied to a handful.

One fan in particular pleaded to Hamilton to visit South Africa, with the follower having insisted that they’d “sell my organs” to attend the South African GP.

Understandably, for obvious reasons, Hamilton told the fan not to sell his organs.

“Come to South Africa and I will sell my organs to go to the Kyalami GP, on God,” commented @Farinho_10.

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Hamilton replied: “Okay don’t do that.”

F1, of course, doesn’t actually have a South African GP, with the nation having not featured on the calendar since 1993, where it was held at Kyalami.

There had been significant talks between South Africa and F1 CEO and president Stefano Domenicali about getting the Grand Prix back on the calendar, with Africa being the only liveable continent without a race in F1 currently.

Whilst there was hopes that a return could be on the cards next year, plans have since been put on halt.

Hamilton spoke back in May about how it’s a “real big dream” of his to race in South Africa and in Africa in general, with the 103-time race winner being very keen for F1 to return.

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He’s so keen in fact, that he’s “going high up” to ensure that Africa does get a race in the future.

“It’s a real big dream for me to race in South Africa, and race in Africa in my career is a huge, huge dream for me,” Hamilton said, as reported by The Express.

“I know I have a big following out there and I know a lot of people are into Formula One now there so I’m pushing as hard as I can in the background and I’m going high up to make sure we have that race happen.”