British racing driver Lewis Hamilton has been stunned by a video of Ghanaians celebrating his recent Formula 1 victory.
In the video trending on social media, Ghanaian Formula 1 fans are seen jubilating after Hamilton staged a thrilling fightback to catch and pass Max Verstappen for victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The video was taken at Formula 1 Ghana viewing party at the Multichoice head office in Accra on Sunday and shared on their page.
However, Hamilton reposted on his Instagram page, Tuesday, with a heartfelt caption.
He wrote; “I woke up this morning to this video and it brought tears to my eyes. I honestly never knew I had fans like this in Ghana but I am so grateful. The love is so appreciated and I’m sending you love right back. Thank you #teamlhghanafor supporting me and being with me on this journey. One love and blessings to you all. #medaase #ghana#teamlh #grateful”
The video has also been shared by the Formula 1 on their official feed.
The posts were also shared by Mercedes AMG, for whom Lewis Hamilton races, and the official F1 Instagram page, too.
Big names such as Serena Williams and Kevin Hart weighed in on the champion racer’s post.
This is huge boost for the sport’s following in Ghana which, until recently, was not done in an organized way.
Vertical Limit Productions has been leading a silent revolution of gathering F1 fans in the country over the past two years, and Sunday’s viewing was one of a series of events on the racing calendar.
The event was held at the offices of DStv, who are partners in this venture to make F1 a mainstream sport in Ghana with a dedicated fanbase.
Joy FM has been a pioneering media partner as well, with a regular F1 segment now present on the station’s Saturday sports show, the JoySports Link.
Together with brands such as Heineken, A1 Raceway, and Starbites, the racing experience is seeing clear and present growth.
The F1 community in Ghana are working at being at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to bring the excitement closer to their teeming fans.