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Lewis Hamilton becomes “Grandpa Lewis” in new Allianz video

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The year’s 2066. The man who’s now 31 and, for the moment, hasn’t added to his three previous World Championships – Lewis Hamilton – has now been reborn as “Grandpa Lewis” some 50 years down the road from now.

At least that’s how he’s envisioned in a new Allianz ad, where the then-80-year-old Hamilton is discussing with his grandchildren how successful they can be if they follow their instincts. It’s meant to mirror how and why Allianz sponsors F1.

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The video’s linked above, via Hamilton’s tweet.

Present day Hamilton is in search of his fifth win in the Canadian Grand Prix, and second in a row this season, with this weekend’s action at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. First practice kicks off at 10 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra, then second practice at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.