Best of Pit Chat, part 2: Hamilton’s regret

Date published: December 27 2020

Daniel Ricciardo Lewis Hamilton

We conclude our look back over the stand-out images and clips to come from the 2020 season with the final seven races of the campaign.

Part one can be found right here.

Russian Grand Prix

At Sochi, Daniel Ricciardo learned a new word in Dutch and wanted everyone to know about it.

And an appearance from Henry Hoover reminded us just how technologically advanced Formula 1 has become as a sport.

Eifel Grand Prix

There was sadly no FP1 run for Mick Schumacher due to the awful weather at the Nurburgring, but thankfully the cameras picked up this wonderful moment with Sebastian Vettel.

Of course, the helmet exchanges did not stop there…

And Nico Hulkenberg wasn’t the only stand-in driver that weekend. We also said hello to Ferlando Alonso.

Portuguese Grand Prix

Not content with bringing one ex-driver back onto the grid in 2020, Racing Point employed Nico Rosberg as their front jack man.

The main figure behind Mercedes’ continued success was also revealed.

And Sebastian Vettel was quickest…in leaving a FIA press conference.

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

George Russell inadvertently turned himself into a meme as he sat trackside in disbelief over his costly spin behind the Safety Car.

Lewis Hamilton immediately regretted finally agreeing to do shoey.

Lewis Hamilton

And one particular picture did indeed paint a 1000 words.

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Turkish Grand Prix

Lando turned 21 during the Turkish Grand Prix weekend, but he showed he still had plenty of growing up to do.

Meanwhile, Hel-mutt Barko decided to give us a hot lap around the Istanbul circuit, complete with zero respect for track limits.

Also…beware of jets!

Bahrain Grand Prix

The only stand-out image from Bahrain was seeing this smiley face just a few hours after his horrific crash. Thank goodness for that.

Romain Grosjean

Sakhir Grand Prix

With George Russell confirmed as Lewis Hamilton’s replacement at Mercedes, this great photo did the rounds on social media to show us just how far he had come on his journey to Formula 1.

And, Toto Wolff and Guenther Steiner forged a great comedy duo act in the FIA team principals’ press conference.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Let’s be honest, the season finale at the Yas Marina was an absolute stinker. Thankfully the R25 saved the weekend.

There were also plenty of goodbyes in Abu Dhabi, but none so heartfelt and touching than this.

But we cannot end on that. It has to be one last smile from Daniel Ricciardo.

Roll on 2021!

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