Lewis Hamilton revealed the unconventional approach he used to win the final race of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship; and it’s not what you might think.
While other drivers were concentrating on strategy, diet, and making final tweaks to their setups, Lewis was taken hostage by Hollywood actor Will Smith. It was all part of a short comedy video filmed for fun on Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team social media accounts. The video starts off with Smith apologising to the five time Formula One World Champion; having taped him to a chair.
The staged scene also shows the film star Smith dressed in Lewis's racesuit and pretending to head to the grid to race Lewis’ title winning Silver Arrow race car in the Abu Dhabi GP, saying "you've already won" and "no one will know the difference!” The clip was shot just prior to Lewis taking to the grid in the season finale, where he converted his pole position into his 11th victory of the season in awesome style.