Lewis Hamilton Open to Acting Career Post F1 Retirement

Published 05/31/2021, 4:01 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 19, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier


Lewis Hamilton has many interests away from a Formula One track. The Mercedes driver has tried out in the fields of fashion and music, and has hinted at getting into acting as well. However, he has stated he is currently occupied with F1 and will think about acting 0nly after he decides to hang up his F1 boots.

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Till now, Hamilton has played cameo roles in popular movies such as Cars and Zoolander. However, he wants to do more important roles and be the best he can be by taking classes and studying.

Lewis Hamilton is ready to take up acting classes after Formula One

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As quoted by DANZ, Hamilton said, “I want to be the best. In everything I do I want to be. I would love to act one day. But I am very conscientious. I like to learn step by step. I had opportunities and I know that I need time to prepare myself. 

“Because I want to be the best. In everything I do I want to be. To do the best I can. that if I am going to make a movie I will go to class, study and make sure that I express my emotions as I should.”

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after qualifying in pole position REUTERS/Bryn Lennon Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

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“Right now I don’t have time, so I suppose it will be something I do when I retire,” Hamilton concluded. (Translated via Google Translate)

Can 2021 be the last of Hamilton in Formula One?

The Knight extended his contract with the Brackley-based squad earlier this year, and many speculate that he would retire if he wins his eighth championship this season.

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In 2020, the Mercedes driver equaled Michael Schumacher’s seven titles and now is set to make his own record by winning an eighth this year.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 28, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

So, if he does feel that he has accomplished everything there is in the sport and considers a new challenge in life, what do you think the Brit will do after retiring from F1? Will it be music, acting, or fashion? 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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