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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton STIRS up rumours, says ‘I want to see an American F1 driver’ amid reports of Colton Herta REPLACING Daniel Ricciardo

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton wants to see an American driver on the grid: Following the conclusion of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has claimed that he wants to see an American driver compete in the pinnacle of motorsport. There are rumours that Daniel Ricciardo can be replaced at McLaren and Colton Herta could take his seat, and Hamilton’s comments will only add fuel to the fire. Follow Formula 1 Updates on InsideSport.IN.

On being asked about the recent growth of Formula 1 in the United States, Hamilton said “It doesn’t really surprise me. I think it’s perhaps more a cultural thing, you know, here in the States, it’s the NFL, it’s NBA. It’s NASCAR, IndyCar.”

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton STIRS up rumours, says ‘I want to see an American F1 driver’ amid reports of Colton Herta REPLACING Daniel Ricciardo

“But I think this new step that’s been taken, into bringing awareness, the Netflix show has really just brought in that amazing fan base, a sports fan base that we have, that there is here in the US. Maybe now’s the time to start focusing on how we can include more people here because it’s such a diverse country,” he further added.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton STIRS up rumours, says ‘I want to see an American F1 driver’ amid reports of Colton Herta REPLACING Daniel Ricciardo

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Meanwhile, there is a raging debate on whether American star Colton Herta could replace Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren. The IndyCar driver expressed his desire to feature in Formula 1. Herta has 14 race wins under his belt in IndyCar and IndyCar Lights.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton STIRS up rumours, says 'I want to see an American F1 driver' amid reports of Colton Herta REPLACING Daniel Ricciardo
Formula 1: Colton Herta might replace Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren.

On the contrary, Daniel Ricciardo has had a poor start to the 2022 season. His best finish came at the Australian Grand Prix as he finished sixth. Ricciardo sits in the eleventh position in the Drivers’ standings with just 11 points to his name.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton STIRS up rumours, says ‘I want to see an American F1 driver’ amid reports of Colton Herta REPLACING Daniel Ricciardo

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