The parade of drivers before the races is already traditional, and at the São Paulo GP the dress code is easy: they wear green and yellow, at least for the accessories. Each driver paraded alone in an old car, which allowed some to demonstrate their love for Brazil. Or specifically for a Brazilian team, in the case of Lando Norris, who wore the Palmeiras shirt with pride, showing once again that he was taken by Verdão in 2021, when he watched a game from the São Paulo team for the first time – Lando repeated the dose in 2022, and this year he couldn’t go, but he celebrated Palmeiras’ comeback victory over Botafogo, 4-3. See the driver in the video below, parading in uniform.
Lewis Hamilton received an ovation, as expected, when he raised the Brazilian flag with pride and joy throughout the journey. The seven-time champion, an honorary Brazilian citizen since last year, is the favorite of the fans who fill the stands of the Autódromo de Interlagos. He has already paid homage to Ayrton Senna, with a jacket with the driver’s face painted on it, this week, and is racing with a special helmet with the colors of Brazil and the design of Christ the Redeemer. Now, he had that smile on his face as he held the flag. On social media, he posted the photo with the flag this Sunday and wrote, in Portuguese and English:
“Taking everything I can to today’s battle. Brazil, as always, the love here is beautiful. There is no place like here.”
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