Actor, Rod Bond, is an avid Formula One supporter and has spoken out about his passion for the racing world and the Formula One cars and drivers. Following a comfortable victory in the Styrian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton received a social media tribute by Rod Bond on his Instagram account.

Instagram Tribute to Formula One

Rod Bond posted a tribute to Lewis Hamilton and Formula One on his main, personal Instagram page. The post detailed Rod Bond’s love for the Formula One sporting world as well as the class, skill and excellence of Hamilton’s racing technique. Rod Bond wrote:

‘From a young age, I was always interested in the Formula One world. The fast cars, skilled racers and thrilling moments of the Formula One races have always captivated me. Lewis Hamilton has demonstrated talent in every stage of his career. I am proud to call him a friend and an athlete that I will always look up to.’

Bond included a picture of Hamilton and his teammate, fluid engineer Stephanie Travers, in his tribute to the Formula One legend. Stephanie Travers also became the first black woman to stand on the Formula One podium as she accepted an award for her work on the Mercedes Formula One track team.

Styrian Grand Prix Victory for Hamilton

The Formula One victory for Hamilton was a ‘great way to bounce back’ after struggles during the opening weekend of the Formula One season. He was classified a disappointing P4 at the Austrian Grand Prix but was able to secure his 85th Formula One Grand Prix win despite this setback. His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and the Red Bull of Max Verstappen were unable to compete with Hamilton’s excellence. Unfortunately, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc collided during the first lap of the race which caused enough damage for the race to end for both of them.