IN PICS: Hamilton meets fans after aborted Chinese GP practice

Sport360 staff 18:05 07/04/2017
Class act: Hamilton.

While there wasn’t a lot for F1 fans to cheer about at Shanghai on Friday, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton did do his best to light up the mood.

Smog and damp weather combined to cut short morning practice and forced the cancellation of the afternoon action.

Frustratingly for fans, the issues weren’t even track-related. It was safety reasons.

F1’s race medical helicopter would have been unable to land at designated hospitals due to Chinese rules on flight visibility.

So, after a delayed start to FP1 and an interruption due to deteriorating visibility, FP2 never got going but fans of the sport still stayed at the Shanghai International Circuit.

And to the delight of many, an in-the-mood Hamilton (who didn’t get the chance to drive at all on Friday) was ready to meet, greet and sign autographs for his fans. And well, that’s what he did.

Meanwhile, who do you think will win the Chinese Grand Prix 2017?

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