WATCH: Body Cam Captures Lewis Hamilton’s Brave Solo Attempt at Sky-Diving

Published 05/30/2021, 12:52 PM EDT
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – NOVEMBER 15: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning a 7th F1 World Drivers Championship in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park on November 15, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


Sometimes, there is a bit of a gap between races on the Formula One calendar. For the 2021 season, there was a two-week buffer between the Monaco Grand Prix and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. During this two-week gap, defending champion Lewis Hamilton decided to have some time off for himself and have fun.

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The 7-time world champion was recently in Dubai at a skydiving school. Admittedly, it is not known whether he would get into trouble like Charles Leclerc did a year ago. Hamilton wrote on Instagram, “I’ve been learning to sky dive over the past couple years. It’s one of my favourite things to do in my spare time. This me trying for the first time flying on my back of which I was useless at lol. After this I went to spend time in the wind tunnel to practice. I’ll post that next to show you my progression.”

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Lewis Hamilton needed the time to recharge his batteries

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Last weekend, Hamilton was left kicking himself for finishing in a lowly 7th place. Aside from him, it was also a horrible day in the office for Mercedes, with Valtteri Bottas also retiring. The Finn became the victim of an eternal pit stop as a stubborn wheel nut refused to come off until it was forced off on Tuesday.

Now, the Mercedes team and Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to bounce back in Azerbaijan. As a result of their Monaco misfortune, Hamilton and his team lost their respective championship leads. This weekend, the two entities will be aiming for revenge and trying to get back the lead.

However, Red Bull and Max Verstappen won’t let them take it so easily. The Austrian team will be riding on a high after their Monaco win and will want to preserve their lead.

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