Seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has been ranked seventh in SportsPro’s annual list of the worlds’ 50 most marketable athletes, three spots ahead of his arch rival and current champion Max Verstappen.
It has been a while since Hamilton has been able to finish ahead of Verstappenon track, with the British driver’s last F1 victory coming almost two years ago in the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Since then, his Dutch rival has been in a league of his own, winning 29 races and a further two drivers’ titles.
However, in the world of sports marketing Hamilton still remains ahead of the Red Bull driver, but only just. In 2022’s list, Hamilton ranked an impressive third with Verstappen all the way down in 33rd. The Dutchman’s continued recent F1 success has seemingly played a big part in him rising 23 places to edge into the top ten.
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