Lewis Hamilton is reportedly set to meet NFL superstar Tom Brady next week following his nightmare weekend at the Imola Grand Prix. Brady, who is regarded by many as the greatest NFL player of all time, has been invited to the Miami Grand Prix as a guest of Mercedes sponsor International Watch Company.
Hamilton has endured a miserable start to the new season and has been well off the pace in the opening four races. And on Sunday, he could only muster a 13th-place finish as he failed to threaten his rivals at the front of the grid.
That result came despite the fact his Silver Arrows team-mate George Russell manged to finish in fourth place while driving an identical car. And Hamilton’s F1 dominance appears to be a thing of the past.
According to The Sun, the Briton will be seeking some career advice when he meets Brady. Hamilton had been tipped to retire from F1 following a controversial end to last season but ultimately decided to return to the track this time around. If his performances don’t improve quickly, however, he could finally be ready to call it a day once and for all.
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Following Sunday’s disappointment, Hamilton admitted he was out of the title race just four races into the season. “A weekend to forget, that’s for sure,” Hamilton said. “I’m out of it, for sure. There’s no question about that – but I’ll still keep working as hard as I can to try and somehow pull it back together somehow.
But the veteran insisted he wouldn’t turn his back on F1 at this stage. “There is nowhere else I want to be,” he added. “Just because we have hit a rough patch, it is not in my DNA to back out. We can fix this. It is going to be a painful year that we are going to have to ride out together.”