Lewis Hamilton Confirms Secret Passion in Rare Instagram Story: “I Can’t Wait”

Published 03/22/2021, 9:45 AM EDT
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason/Pool/File Photo


Lewis Hamilton is a man of many talents. Not only is he a seven-time world champion, but he also has interests (and success) in fashion, music, and several other fields. In a recent Instagram story, he revealed another of his interests – outer space.

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However interested he may be in other things, he is currently focused on the upcoming championship. The Brit aims to win his eighth title in the sport and will make history, yet again, if he accomplishes his dream.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – NOVEMBER 15: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP talks to the media on the podium after winning a 7th F1 World Drivers Championship during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park on November 15, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton still hopes of becoming an astronaut

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The Knight took to Instagram to talk about his love for and interest in outer space. Revealing that he, funnily enough, still wants to be an astronaut, Hamilton stated that he loves reading and watching things related to space and is fascinated by how much is left unexplored.

Hamilton said, “You probably won’t know as I haven’t spoken much of it but I am crazy about space and read as much I can and watch everything I can on space. This image is one of the most exciting things for me personally this year.

“It is the successor to the Hubble telescope called the James Webb telescope. it is about 3x larger than the bubble and they are planning to place it just beyond the moon. Now just imagine over the next decade the images we might see of what’s further out there.”

“Or what’s out there in more detail. I for one am so excited I can’t wait. It is supposed to launch in October, I’ll be watching. I love the universe so much and all its unknown wonders. Oh, I still want to be an astronaut lol.”

The Knight’s hunt for the eighth title

The British driver has signed a one-year extension at the Silver Arrows. Both Hamilton and his team are gunning for their eighth titles, and despite their poor performance at the preseason testing, they remain the favorites for winning the title.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – NOVEMBER 29: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on November 29, 2020 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Hamilton’s future is uncertain after the 2021 season – will he continue driving on the grid or concentrate on his other interests?

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While his future remains shrouded with mystery, one thing is for sure – he needs to put in everything he can to win his record-breaking eighth title this season.

Will he start the 2021 season with a win, proving that Mercedes really are the best of the best? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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