Lewis Hamilton’s brother responds to trolling as he makes huge financial claim

Nicolas Hamilton is the brother of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton isn’t the only racing driver in the family, with his younger brother Nicolas being a talented British Touring Car Championship driver.

Nicolas has defied all the odds in his career, as he’s managed to make his way into the incredibly competitive BTCC despite having cerebral palsy.

Because of his condition, Nicolas drives his car using modified hand controls, in what’s a remarkable piece of engineering.

He recently concluded what was in many ways his most successful season in the BTCC to-date, as he claimed his best ever result in the early stages of the season back in April.

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Nicolas managed to finish sixth at Donington Park in what were typically challenging British weather conditions, with Lewis having actually been present at the circuit.

The seven-time World Champion watched his brother claim a sensational P6 whilst standing on a grass bank, something he was able to due to F1’s unexpected Easter break following the cancellation of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Nicolas’ P6 was a huge moment for many reasons, because it not only silenced his critics but it also showed to the world just how good he is.

The 31-year-old has, as you’d expect being Lewis’ brother, received a lot of “unjust” criticism during his racing career, with many have accused him of only being able to race in the BTCC because of the 103-time race winner.

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Nicolas gets accused of having his racing career funded by Lewis, something which couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact, Nicolas doesn’t receive a “penny” for racing from the Mercedes driver, as he wants to achieve everything he can based on his own merit and talent.

“Lewis has never put a penny into my motorsport,” Hamilton told the UK’s Independent.

“There are people who still don’t believe me when I say that, but that is literally the situation.

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“I’ve had a lot of online trolling and bullying where everyone says I’m only in BTCC because of Lewis.

“A lot of the criticism is unjust – I don’t deserve it. But to finally shut the critics up on 23 April [6th at Donington] was the best thing I could ever wish for. It was a load of relief and a lot of weight off my shoulders.

“When you’re slogging at it for so long, you feel like it’s not going to come. Every time you do something negative, you feel like you’re proving people right. So it was a telling day.”