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“We need to talk” – Carlos Sainz unhappy with Lewis Hamilton’s favourite team from Spain

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Lando Norris (R) and Lewis Hamilton at the British Grand Prix 2019 (Getty)

Lewis Hamilton was handed a Barcelona jersey but Carlos Sainz wasn’t pleased with that

Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will be backing Barcelona in the upcoming El Clasico, something that Carlos Sainz didn’t like.

El Clasico sees bitter rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid face off against one another, and it one of the biggest football matches in the world.

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Niki Lauda (L) and Lewis Hamilton during a US Grand Prix (Getty Images)

Hamilton, who races for Mercedes, shared a picture of a Barcelona jersey he was sent by the Catalan giants.

The champion added that he was a “massive” fan of the team and would be “rooting” for them in the El Clasico.

Sainz, who is Spanish, is a supporter of Real Madrid, Barcelona’s bitter enemies, and he had something to say about all this.

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Carlos Sainz moved to McLaren from Renault (Image credit: Getty)

The McLaren racer told Hamilton that they needed to talk, and even used “Hala Madrid” as one of the hashtags in his reply:

Twitter reacts to banter between the racers

Barcelona have dominated Spanish football in recent years but Real have done better in Europe.

The pair don’t seem to be firing on all cylinders this season, but it should still be a great match between the teams on Sunday.

Many fans also shared their reactions to the banter, and here are some of their tweets:

As for Sainz and Hamilton, they will have different targets for 2020.

Hamilton will be aiming for his seventh driver’s title with Mercedes while Sainz will hope to get another podium, just like he did last season.

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Carlos Sainz of McLaren (Getty)

McLaren are not in the same league as Mercedes in F1, and it would be one of the biggest stories in sports if Sainz’s team can challenge for the world title.

The first racer of the season is in two weeks, and Hamilton is one of the favourites for the Australian Grand Prix.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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