Lewis Hamilton opens up on his dad rescuing him after he got wasted

While he's now a Formula 1 star, Lewis Hamilton was once a teenager who needed his father to bail him out of trouble.

Lewis Hamilton has revealed the time he had to call his dad Anthony to come and save him after he got “hammered” following a shift at a local pub.

Before he became a seven-time world champion, Hamilton worked behind the bar during his teenage years while working to become a full time racing driver.

Hamilton would leave the job at the age of 17 to focus on his motorsport career but that didn’t stop him getting into trouble before quitting the pub.

“I’ve never been into pubs. I worked at one when I was 17. I was a bartender,” Hamilton told Fox Sports.

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“I think I was getting like £3.50 an hour or something ridiculous like that. 

“It was minimum wage. It was a good experience – but the best part was when I quit. 

“On the last day, I cleaned up the bar and I was like, ‘what are these drinks that I’ve been giving everyone?’

“I tried everything, and my dad had to come and pick me up! I was absolutely hammered. I tried a little bit of everything.” 

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Nowadays, Hamilton is teetotal, avoiding alcohol, as he remains dedicated to his role at Mercedes and activities off track.

Hamilton revealed in 2015 that he no longer partied like he did in his youth after being caught up in a car accident in Monaco.

“It was a result of heavy partying and not much rest for a week and a half,” he explained.

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“I’m a bit run down. I have been non-stop and trying to fit training in at the same time and not getting a lot of sleep.”

The revelation about his raucous youth comes after the British driver was seen celebrating his 38th birthday with friends.

Images shared on social media showed him smiling with friends and family alongside birthday cakes.