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Has Nomzamo Mbatha convinced Lewis Hamilton to finally visit Mzansi?


Oct 29, 2021

Lewis Hamilton is leading the call for Formula One to start racing in Africa again, and in particular the “motherland”; South Africa …and it may have something to do with Nomzamo Mbatha…

The Mercedes-Benz driver last week advocated for the organisation to “return” to the continent, after they last raced on Johannesburg’s Kyalami circuit in 1993.

Lewis Hamilton wants return of SA Grand Prix

He told reporters ahead of his race at the F1 Grand Prix in Texas:

“The place that I really feel is dear to my heart and most important for me is to get a race back in South Africa. I think there’s a great following out there and it would be great to be able to highlight just how beautiful the motherland is”.

Lewis Hamilton would love Formula One to return to South Africa pic.twitter.com/v3PdNTkdfk

— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) October 22, 2021

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Lewis Hamilton met South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha in 2019 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the Abu Dhabhi Grand Prix…and it looks like their meeting left a lasting impression on the acclaimed racetrack star.

Nomzamo shared a video of meeting her F1 “crush” on Instagram, with the pair excitedly chatting together.

“A champion! Such a fantastic human being and an inspiration to a generation. There can only be one,” she captioned the post.

She also called Lewis the “the sweetest man on Earth” in her Instagram Stories, claims South African blogger and entertainment commentator Phil Mphela.

SPOTTED: Nomzamo & Lewis

Movies star @NomzamoMbatha was snapped in Abu Dhabi with F1 racing driver @LewisHamilton

She also named him “the sweetest man on earth” in her IG stories

Can she influence him to visit Mzansi, as he’s been calling for a SA F1 race?#KgopoloReports pic.twitter.com/7wEouKU3oq

— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) October 28, 2021

Both Nomzamo and Lewis are proud supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement and have actively been involved in the fight against racism around the world.

Lewis — the first, and so far the only black driver in the history of F1 — has also called for diversity in the “elite sport”, and successfully campaigned for Mercedes-Benz to switch the color of its livery from its traditional silver to black in support of the movement.

“Across the world the youth connect”

Lewis Hamilton continues sharing the poem he and @GeorgeThePoet wrote for Black History Month #TeamLH #USGP #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/5eZpY6fcLM

— Sir Lewis Hamilton Updates (@SirLewisUpdates) October 26, 2021


And it’s not just Nomzamo that Lewis Hamilton knows in Mzansi, the 36-year-old driver calls fellow celebs Black Coffee, Trevor Noah and Siya Kolisi “friends”.

Like many celebrities around the world, he is also inspired by the work of the former late president of South Africa Nelson Mandela.

Lewis met the Springbok captain and the rest of the squad at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin, Germany last year.

Such an honour to meet the legendary @Springboks team.
We spoke about our journeys and how Mandela was an inspiration to both them and I. It’s incredible to now see these men, not only inspiring a whole nation, but many around the world. Congrats to them on their Laureus award pic.twitter.com/bAnbxeN0Zh

— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) February 18, 2020

And Trevor and Lewis are basically besties, often hanging out together. The athlete even appeared on an episode of The Daily Show, where he discussed his humble upbringing.

Perhaps they can make a trip “home” together!

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