Although there was no racing on Sunday, Sir Lewis Hamilton showcased why he doesn’t just live life on the extreme on the track by jumping out of a plane 10 times.
After a disappointing start to the 2022 season, Hamilton went off to Dubai to enjoy his time off ahead of the upcoming Australian Grand Prix.
In a video uploaded onto his Instagram profile, the 37-year-old revealed he had performed multiple skydives on Sunday to clear his head.
In the skydiving video, Hamilton was wearing just a t-shirt, shorts, and helmet, leaping out of a plane and freefalling in different positions.
The Brit must be well-versed in skydiving, given that he jumped and safely landed without guidance from an instructor.
Hamilton undoubtedly has plenty of experience after posting a skydiving video on his Instagram in May 2021.
The caption read: “I’ve been learning to skydive over the past couple years. It’s one of my favorite things to do in my spare time.
“This is 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.”
The seven-time world champion scored an unexpected podium at the 2022 season-opener in Bahrain, after benefitting from reliability-induced DNFs for the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
However, at the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Hamilton struggled with his Mercedes W13 and was knocked out of Q1.
He started the race in P15 and recovered to tenth, while team-mate George Russell ended the race in Jeddah in fifth position.
Hamilton will be hoping for a much better weekend in Melbourne, but Red Bull and Ferrari are expected to once again be fighting for the top step of the podium.