Lewis Hamilton still has good contact with Sebastian Vettel, the British driver recently revealed. Although the two still competed for titles in Hamilton’s early years, a friendship has developed between the two in the years since and they speak regularly, even though Hamilton has yet to answer Vettel’s last message. Vettel himself has also revealed that he will be back on the circuit during the Japanese Grand Prix.
“We write to each other occasionally,” the Brit revealed, according to SpeedWeek, when asked about his friendship with Vettel. ‘We even saw each other in person in Monaco. We text each other every now and then and send each other positive thoughts.” The relationship between the two drivers therefore seems a lot better than during Hamilton’s early days, when the Briton and Vettel, then Red Bull driver, were still competing for world titles.
Hamilton was completely on his talking point and even told a funny anecdote about the German world champion, because Vettel had “only recently written to him and I still have to write him back.” Hamilton revealed he still had his old title rival on unread. The driver had a good reason for this: ‘Because I cut myself off from my phone last week. I know it’s not easy, but I put my phone in the safe and tried to be with my niece and nephew. So I’ve had a lot of catching up to do the last few days. I hope I see Sebastian (Vettel, ed.) again soon.’
Vettel present at Suzuka
Hamilton does not have to wait long for his wish, because Vettel recently announced that he would be present at the Japanese Grand Prix. “We have something bigger planned in Japan,” Vettel said during the Red Bull Formula event at the Nürburgring. Unfortunately for Vettel fans, this isn’t about a return to a race car. ‘This is a first step in putting out feelers. I am very enthusiastic,” is all the German driver wanted to say. ‘The fight against the climate crisis’ is the only hint for now.