At the outset, everybody probably agrees that Lewis Hamilton is the greatest F1 racer Britain has ever produced. But the 32-year-old always manages to land in the tabloids for his off-court and on-court antics.
Here are the three times Hamilton made the headlines for the wrong reasons.
He Skipped F1 Event to Go on a Holiday in Greece
Hamilton was a no show at the Formula 1 event as a promotion to the British Grand Prix. He was the only one among the participating drivers to have skipped the event. However, he was unapologetic for his actions claiming that the rest did him good, and he thought that was “the best way to prepare.”
He Was Caught on the Other End of a Rihanna Twerk
When Hamilton was rumored to be dating Rihanna a couple of years ago, he flew to Barbados to participate in the Kadooment Day parade. While on board the float, RiRi can be seen twerking against the F1 racer’s crotch. Although that confirmed to people’s minds that the two were dating, Hamilton insisted that there’s nothing romantic going on between them and they are just “good friends.”
His License Was Suspended After Speeding in France
While Hamilton may rule the track, he very well can’t show off his driving skills off it. In fact, he got caught speeding as he clocked 196km while behind the wheel of his Mercedes in Laon town north of France. His license was suspended for 30 days and was made to pay 600 Euros. To his credit, police said that the driver was very cooperative and polite.
Here’s another bonus: Hamilton had the sperm of his beloved bulldog, Roscoe, frozen before he was snipped. Although when taken into context that the dog had very good genes it’s not as weird; certainly it’s a luxury not everybody can afford.