Mercedes surprise Harry with Hamilton’s W10

Date published: May 14 2019

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Having dedicated his Spanish GP win to Harry Shaw, a five-year-old who is fighting cancer, Mercedes went on further as they surprised the youngster with Lewis Hamilton’s car on Monday.

Shaw, who has been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of terminal bone cancer, is a huge Hamilton fan.

Prior to the Spanish GP, he sent Hamilton a video message that the Mercedes driver says inspired him to put aside his qualifying troubles and go for the win.

“Yesterday was a difficult day, but I arrived today and I got this great message from this young kid called Harry and he just became my spirit and that was my inspiration,” Hamilton told Sky Sports after taking the win on Sunday.

“When I woke up, I was a bit lost and kind of ‘how’s today going to go?’ and then I saw that message and I was like ‘I see you Harry – I’ve got you’.

“So I want to dedicate this one to Harry, if you are watching, and sending you the love.”

Hamilton and Mercedes responded to Harry’s gesture with one of their own as the five-year-old was carried out of his house in Surrey on Monday to find a Mercedes F1 car sitting in his driveway.

The five-time World Champion also sent the winning trophy from the Spanish GP.

Harry was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in August last year at the age of four and last month he was given just a week to live.

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