At least Hamilton had a friend at Monza to cheer him up.
The 2021 Italian GP at Monza was undoubtedly an exciting race for many reasons, whether it be Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris taking first and second place for McLaren, or the terrifying crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. While Ricciardo and Norris were celebrating, Hamilton was dealing with a DNF and Verstappen would eventually learn of his penalties for the accident. At the very least, Hamilton did have a special visitor in the paddock and that would be none other than Vin Diesel. Hamilton posted images of the two together on his Instagram account, including one of Vin Diesel posing with the Mercedes-AMG F1 car.
It’s always nice to have friends nearby when you hit tough times.