Lewis Hamilton challenges his Mercedes teammate George Russell to a SKYDIVE after taking him surfing
Lewis Hamilton challenges his Mercedes teammate George Russell to a SKYDIVE after taking his fellow Brit to surf Australia after the Melbourne GP… which saw the youngster climb to second in the standings
- Lewis Hamilton offered to take teammate George Russell skydiving
- Formula 1 stars both drive for Mercedes, team champions last year
- Hamilton and Russell have struggled with Mercedes’ new W13 car this season
- But seven-time world champion Hamilton took Russell to surf in Melbourne
Lewis Hamilton has vowed to take his Formula 1 teammate George Russell skydiving after going surfing together in Australia.
British duo Hamilton and Russell, who drive for Mercedes – winners of the Constructors’ World Championship last year – went surfing together in Melbourne after last weekend’s Grand Prix in the southern city.
And seven-time daredevil world champion Hamilton tweeted a photo of the pair after surfing, with an advanced board and Russell with a massive, frothy beginner’s board, saying: “Next step: getting @GeorgeRussell63 to skydive “.
Lewis Hamilton (right) has vowed to take George Russell (left) skydiving after taking him surfing
Russell joined Hamilton in the Mercedes F1 team this season and they seem to get on well
Hamilton had posted the same photo on Instagram to his 27.6 million followers with the caption: “I surfed as much as I could in Melbourne”.
“It’s been so good for training, I’m trying to get the whole team on the boards, so far I have @georgerussell63. He’s…getting there’. The post has already been liked over 900,000 times.
Russell, who joined Hamilton from Mercedes after an impressive season at Williams and following the departure of Valtteri Bottas, is a talented and ambitious driver and he and Mercedes have insisted he is not there to play second fiddle of his teammate.
This has led to speculation that the pair might see each other as rivals on the track, but Hamilton seems to be really befriending Russell and spending time with him outside of racing.
Russell finished third at the Melbourne GP last weekend, his first podium for his new team
Seven-time world champion Daredevil Hamilton went skydiving in Dubai last week (pictured)
Russell picked up his first podium in Melbourne, finishing third with Hamilton fourth, putting him second in the drivers‘ standings behind Charles Leclerc and Mercedes in second place in the constructors’ standings, ahead of rivals Red Bull.
Last week, Hamilton posted an Instagram video of his last skydive in Dubai, showing him leaping from the sky and falling through the air for over 30 seconds.
The video had the caption: “I had the best day yesterday. A very ideal way to spend a Sunday. I’ve been skydiving for a few years now but naturally during the pandemic I couldn’t go.
‘I did 10 jumps, I learned something new each time. It’s a great way to clear your mind, refocus, and focus on the week ahead. #Dubai’.