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Roger Federer meets Lewis Hamilton and George Russell during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona on Saturday.

‘Need For Speed!’ Federer Meets F1 Champ Hamilton

Swiss star visits Mercedes-AMG F1 Team during Spanish Grand Prix qualifying

Roger Federer took a high-octane break from the practice court in Barcelona on Saturday as the Swiss legend caught up with Formula 1 great Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Federer was at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya watching qualifying for Sunday’s race, the sixth round of the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The 40-year-old visited Hamilton and the rest of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, including Hamilton’s teammate George Russell and Team Principal Toto Wolff.

“I had a need for speed. Good luck tomorrow,” wrote Federer to Hamilton and Russell via Twitter after spending time with the British duo. Hamilton is one of the most successful drivers of all time, having won a joint-record seven Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship titles, while 24-year-old Russell is considered one of the brightest talents in the sport.

Five-time year-end No. 1 Federer revealed this week that he is targeting a return to competitive action at September’s Laver Cup in London. The 103-time tour-level titlist has not played since Wimbledon last July due to two surgeries on his right knee.

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