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Lewis Hamilton dons a wetsuit as he goes surfing with pals ahead of the British Grand Prix 


He is a top racer with seven World Drviers’ Championship titles to his name.

And Lewis Hamilton proved his talents don’t finish on the track as he went surfing in Malibu with a group of pals on Monday.

The F1 driver, 37, donned a navy wetsuit as he took time off from his busy schedule to soak up the California sun.

Trip: Lewis Hamilton proved his talents don't finish on the track as he went surfing in Malibu with a group of pals on Monday

Trip: Lewis Hamilton proved his talents don’t finish on the track as he went surfing in Malibu with a group of pals on Monday

Styling his locks into a ponytail, Lewis sat on his surfboard and chatted with his friends between surfing the waves.

Lewis will be making the most of his time off ahead of the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

The racer will descend on Silverstone for the 10th round of the 2022 season and will be joined by other favourites including George Russell.

Speaking ahead of the Grand Prix, Lewis said: I really hope, moving to Silverstone… it’s such an important race for us and for me and so I really hope that… I just want to be in a battle [with Red Bull and Ferrari]. 

Relaxed: The F1 driver, 37, donned a navy wetsuit as he took time off from his busy schedule to soak up the California sun

Relaxed: The F1 driver, 37, donned a navy wetsuit as he took time off from his busy schedule to soak up the California sun

Skills: Lewis showed off his surfing abilities as he rode the waves on a blue board

Skills: Lewis showed off his surfing abilities as he rode the waves on a blue board 

Day out: Styling his locks into a ponytail, Lewis sat on his surfboard and chatted with his friends between surfing the waves

Day out: Styling his locks into a ponytail, Lewis sat on his surfboard and chatted with his friends between surfing the waves

Earlier this month, Lewis finished third in the Canadian Grand Prix and declared: ‘I am back to being young again!’

A week after struggling to climb out of his Mercedes in Baku after being bounced around in the cockpit, the seven-time champion’s back pain had vanished.

Having finished behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, Lewis said: ‘It’s quite overwhelming to get this third place. 

‘It’s been such a battle this year with the car, but we continue to stay vigilant, focused and never give up. That’s something I’m proud of.

Success: Lewis is a top racer with seven World Drviers' Championship titles to his name

Success: Lewis is a top racer with seven World Drviers’ Championship titles to his name

Race: Lewis will be making the most of his time off ahead of the British Grand Prix on Sunday

Race: Lewis will be making the most of his time off ahead of the British Grand Prix on Sunday

Grand Prix: The racer will descend on Silverstone for the 10th round of the 2022 season and will be joined by other favourites including George Russell

Grand Prix: The racer will descend on Silverstone for the 10th round of the 2022 season and will be joined by other favourites including George Russell

Hopes: Speaking ahead of the Grand Prix, Lewis said: I really hope, moving to Silverstone… it's such an important race for us and for me and so I really hope that… I just want to be in a battle [with Red Bull and Ferrari]'

Hopes: Speaking ahead of the Grand Prix, Lewis said: I really hope, moving to Silverstone… it’s such an important race for us and for me and so I really hope that… I just want to be in a battle [with Red Bull and Ferrari]’

‘We’re getting closer, so we’ve got to keep pushing and pushing, and hopefully we’ll eventually be in the fight with these guys.’ 

The Mercedes driver has not won any of his last 10 races – equalling the longest run of his career – and sits 98 points adrift of last year’s title rival Max of Red Bull.

And three-time champion Sir Jackie Stewart admitted he thinks the time has come for Hamilton to pursue his various other interests.

‘It’s time for him to resign,’ said Stewart, 83. ‘He’s got music, he’s got culture, he loves clothing and the rag trade would be absolutely suitable for him.

‘I’m sure he’ll be very successful because he’s been earning a huge amount of money — rightfully so because he’s been the best of his time.’

Overjoyed: Earlier this month, Lewis finished third in the Canadian Grand Prix and declared: 'I am back to being young again!'

Overjoyed: Earlier this month, Lewis finished third in the Canadian Grand Prix and declared: ‘I am back to being young again!’

Fighting form: A week after struggling to climb out of his Mercedes in Baku after being bounced around in the cockpit, the seven-time champion's back pain had vanished

Fighting form: A week after struggling to climb out of his Mercedes in Baku after being bounced around in the cockpit, the seven-time champion’s back pain had vanished

Thrilled: Having finished behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Carlos Sainz, the 37-year-old Briton said: 'It's quite overwhelming to get this third place'

Thrilled: Having finished behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, the 37-year-old Briton said: ‘It’s quite overwhelming to get this third place’

He added: 'It's been such a battle this year with the car, but we continue to stay vigilant, focused and never give up. That's something I'm proud of'

He added: ‘It’s been such a battle this year with the car, but we continue to stay vigilant, focused and never give up. That’s something I’m proud of’

It comes as Formula One slammed three-time world champion Nelson Piquet for using a racial slur to describe Lewis.

Piquet, 69, used the N-word while referring to the seven-time world champion on a Brazillian podcast.

The former driver, who won the world title in 1981, 83 and 87, had been discussing the accident between Lewis and Max on the first lap of last year’s British Grand Prix.

The opening lap ended abruptly for the Red Bull driver, 24, after colliding with his championship rival at Silverstone’s notorious Copse corner.

Mercedes driver Lewis was handed a ten-second penalty for the incident, but went on to win the race and cut his points deficit to Verstappen.

Lewis said: 'We're getting closer, so we've got to keep pushing and pushing, and hopefully we'll eventually be in the fight with these guys'

Lewis said: ‘We’re getting closer, so we’ve got to keep pushing and pushing, and hopefully we’ll eventually be in the fight with these guys’

Struggle: he Mercedes driver has not won any of his last 10 races - equalling the longest run of his career - and sits 98 points adrift of last year's title rival Max of Red Bull

Struggle: he Mercedes driver has not won any of his last 10 races – equalling the longest run of his career – and sits 98 points adrift of last year’s title rival Max of Red Bull

Candid: Three-time champion Sir Jackie Stewart admitted he thinks the time has come for Hamilton to pursue his various other interests

Candid: Three-time champion Sir Jackie Stewart admitted he thinks the time has come for Hamilton to pursue his various other interests

Stewart said: 'It's time for him to resign. He's got music, he's got culture, he loves clothing and the rag trade would be absolutely suitable for him'

Stewart said: ‘It’s time for him to resign. He’s got music, he’s got culture, he loves clothing and the rag trade would be absolutely suitable for him’

An F1 statement said: ‘Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any form and has no part in society.

‘Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect.

‘His tireless efforts to increase diversity and inclusion are a lesson to many and something we are committed to at F1.’

Brazilian Piquet described the incident as a ‘joke’ on the podcast, and said that Lewis had been ‘lucky’ that Verstappen only crashed.

He used an expletive while expressing his opinion that Lewis had made a mistake by crashing into the Dutch driver, and ending his race.

He added: 'I'm sure he'll be very successful because he's been earning a huge amount of money — rightfully so because he's been the best of his time'

He added: ‘I’m sure he’ll be very successful because he’s been earning a huge amount of money — rightfully so because he’s been the best of his time’ 

Shocking: It comes as Formula One slammed three-time world champion Nelson Piquet for using a racial slur to describe Lewis

Shocking: It comes as Formula One slammed three-time world champion Nelson Piquet for using a racial slur to describe Lewis

Awful: Piquet, 69, used the N-word while referring to the seven-time world champion on a Brazillian podcast

Awful: Piquet, 69, used the N-word while referring to the seven-time world champion on a Brazillian podcast

Incident: The former driver, who won the world title in 1981, 83 and 87, had been discussing the accident between Lewis and Max on the first lap of last year's British Grand Prix

Incident: The former driver, who won the world title in 1981, 83 and 87, had been discussing the accident between Lewis and Max on the first lap of last year’s British Grand Prix

Race: The opening lap ended abruptly for the Red Bull driver, 24, after colliding with his championship rival at Silverstone's notorious Copse corner

Race: The opening lap ended abruptly for the Red Bull driver, 24, after colliding with his championship rival at Silverstone’s notorious Copse corner

Verstappen was sent crashing into the barriers at the side of the track at a force of 52G and needed to be taken to a nearby hospital for precautionary checks.

When asked about the crash back in November, Piquet suggested that Lewis pushed Verstappen off the track on purpose.

This weekend’s British Grand Prix marks a year since the heated incident, which was one in a series between the two championship rivals as they fought for last year’s world title.

The championship battle ended in controversy during the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which saw Verstappen win his first world title on the last lap of the race.

In a statement Mercedes said: ‘We condemn in the strongest terms any use of racist or discriminatory language of any kind.

Penalty: Mercedes driver Lewis was handed a ten-second penalty for the incident, but went on to win the race and cut his points deficit to Verstappe

Penalty: Mercedes driver Lewis was handed a ten-second penalty for the incident, but went on to win the race and cut his points deficit to Verstappe

An F1 statement said: 'Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any form and has no part in society'

An F1 statement said: ‘Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any form and has no part in society’

They added: 'Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect. 'His tireless efforts to increase diversity and inclusion are a lesson to many and something we are committed to at F1'

They added: ‘Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect. ‘His tireless efforts to increase diversity and inclusion are a lesson to many and something we are committed to at F1’

Excuse: Brazilian Piquet described the incident as a 'joke' on the podcast, and said that Lewis had been 'lucky' that Verstappen only crashed

Excuse: Brazilian Piquet described the incident as a ‘joke’ on the podcast, and said that Lewis had been ‘lucky’ that Verstappen only crashed

Claims: When asked about the crash back in November, Piquet suggested that Lewis pushed Verstappen off the track on purpose

Claims: When asked about the crash back in November, Piquet suggested that Lewis pushed Verstappen off the track on purpose

Rivals: This weekend's British Grand Prix marks a year since the heated incident, which was one in a series between the two championship rivals as they fought for last year's world title

Rivals: This weekend’s British Grand Prix marks a year since the heated incident, which was one in a series between the two championship rivals as they fought for last year’s world title

‘Lewis has spearheaded our sport’s efforts to combat racism, and he is a true champion of diversity on and off track.

‘Together, we share a vision for a diverse and inclusive motorsport, and this incident underlines the fundamental importance of continuing to strive for a brighter future.’

Mercedes have raced in black for the past two seasons as ‘a stand against racism and discrimination in all forms and a public pledge to further improve the diversity of our team and our sport.’

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) added: ‘The FIA strongly condemns any racist or discriminatory language and behaviour, which have no place in sport or wider society.

‘We express our solidarity with Lewis Hamilton and fully support his commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in motor sport.’

In a statement Mercedes said: 'We condemn in the strongest terms any use of racist or discriminatory language of any kind' (Nerlson Piquet pictured in 2018)

 In a statement Mercedes said: ‘We condemn in the strongest terms any use of racist or discriminatory language of any kind’ (Nerlson Piquet pictured in 2018) 

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