When you’re at a Formula 1 event, it may be a possibility to mistake someone for an F1 driver. But how often does an actual driver not get identified, that too by the security personnel themselves?
They say you must do your basic ground research wherever you’re working, but one particular security guard doesn’t seem to believe this theory.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, one of the most widely recognised sports personality, was at the receiving end of this exchange.
Granted, he had a helmet over his head, but a security guard did not recognise him and thought someone was just trying to be a little cheeky to get closer to the action than permissible.
This hilarious video clip shows us when a security guard stopped Hamilton from entering the paddock, asking him to produce some identification. Hamilton, who was in his racing gear, was left absolutely baffled. “I’m a driver!” he exclaimed.
Fair play to the security guard who was only doing his job, but surely if the newspaper is too much of a task, keeping updated through social media should not be so challenging! You folks would vouch for that, I’m sure!
Hamilton enjoyed a fine qualifying session in Imola, where he notched pole position. For his team, however, it wasn’t a great Saturday. Valtteri Bottas was unable to control his car and will start the race in 8th position.
It is rather the duo of Red Bull drivers in Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen who rounded off the top 3 along with Hamilton. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admitted that this has firmly put Red Bull in an advantageous position.
This is set to be one of the greatest seasons in recent times as Hamilton has finally found a worthy competitor in Verstappen. Perez warming up to the task so soon after making a switch during pre-season has only added to the excitement.
Who do you think will triumph in Imola? Let us know in the comments below!