Video: F1 2015 world champion Lewis Hamilton wrestling in Mexico

PUBLISHED: 10:25 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 12:40 30 October 2015

Three-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton in the ring in Mexico [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Three-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton in the ring in Mexico [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Mercedes-Benz

Three-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton swapped his Mercedes car for the wrestling ring ahead of the 2015 Mexican Grand Prix.

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver from Hertfordshire climbed into the Lucha Libre ring with Mexico’s wrestling legend Mistico at an event organised by team partner Puma on Wednesday.

Among the VIP guests in the audience was international football star Oribe Peralta.

First practice for the 2015 Mexican Grand Prix takes place today (Friday).

Hamilton hopes to take the chequered flag on Sunday.

He said: “After the Ushanka style hats we had on the podium in Russia and the Stetsons in America, I’m definitely hoping for a massive sombrero if I make it onto the podium!”


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