Lewis Hamilton Indoor Skydiving
A zero gravity experience at Gravity Tunnel in Bahrain
Lewis Hamilton is used to life at top speed but has this time secured his adrenaline fix by skydiving.
The Mercedes bosses don’t need to worry too much, the three-time world champion was trying out an indoor skydiving wind tunnel ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend.
The 31-year-old posted a short video on his Instagram as he was launched into the air several times under the guidance of an instructor in the wind tunnel.
Hamilton captioned the video, “Indoor skydiving today in Bahrain!!! So much fun!”
The Brit will certainly be looking for a flying start at the upcoming Bahrain GP having been usurped by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to finish second at the 2016 season opener in Melbourne earlier this month.
Ahead of the race in Sakhir, Hamilton has cast doubts over more planned rule changes in the sport and is adamant that faster cars won’t deliver better racing.
The governing body FIA have indicated they want to make ‘faster, more aggressive’ cars in the 2017 campaign by reducing their weight, utilising aerodynamics and adopting wider tyres.
However Hamilton has been outspoken on proposed changes, claiming last week that people making the sport’s rules don’t understand how their cars work on the track.
“There’s been a lot of talk about the rules and whether the drivers should be more involved in decision making,” Hamilton told Sky F1.
“It’s not our job to come up with ideas and we all have different opinions anyway.”
“But personally, I think we need more mechanical grip and less aero wake coming off the back of the cars so we can get close and overtake. Give us five seconds worth of lap time from aero and nothing will change – we’ll just be driving faster,” explained Hamilton.
“I speak as somebody who loves this sport and loves racing. I don’t have all the answers – but I know that the changes we’re making won’t deliver better racing.”
The 31-year-old dominated the build up to the season opening Australian Grand Prix to start on pole but relinquished that advantage following a poor start.
Hamilton is undeterred and is eyeing top spot on the podium in Bahrain.
“I have a good feeling about my pace. I was ahead all weekend until the race start last time out, so I’m confident heading to Bahrain.”
Well, we’ll see if Lewis will take off also at next upcoming F1 GP in Bahrain.