A giant leap for Hamilton the thrill-seeker


As if his gripping duel with Max Verstappen in the F1 world championship wasn't enough to excite his senses, a daring Lewis Hamilton indulged in a bout of skydiving for good measure last week.

The seven-time world champion who was overhauled by Verstappen in the championship's standings following the Red Bull charger's recent win in Monaco, threw himself out of a plane at 10,000 feet and went on to execute a few controlled and skilled maneuvers.

"I’ve been learning to sky dive over the past couple years," Hamilton wrote on Instagram with a video to boot.

"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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There was no word on Mercedes boss Toto Wolff's reaction to his driver's free-falling stunt. But we wouldn't be surprised to see the Austrian show up in Baku this week with a few grey hairs…

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