While Lewis Hamilton is gearing up for the upcoming Miami Grand Prix to undo his tough outing on the track in the season, he took some time off and joined legend Tom Hardy for a charity golf game. The seven-time world champion has already arrived in the United States of America amid one of the toughest periods of his career as he struggles with the W13 Mercedes car and missed the podium throughout the season.
Despite unlikely results on the track, Hamilton looked confident when he took to the golf course this week. American F1 reporter Phillip Horton shared the picture of the British driver with Tom Brady, captioning the photo, “Golf morning with Lewis Hamilton and Tom Brady.”
— Phillip Horton (@PHortonF1) May 4, 2022
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 4, 2022
Hamilton and Brady teamed up to clash with American football running back Marcus Allen and CEO of non-profit Dibia DREAM, Brandon Okpalobi, for a longest-drive and closest to the pin challenge.
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) May 4, 2022
Hamilton reportedly claimed that it was his first experience as he had picked up a golf club first time in three years. He jokingly complained about his swing by stating that it was a little rusty and added saying that he would stick to ‘driving on the track’. The 37-year-old Briton didn’t shy away from pulling his own leg by mentioning his poor form in the season.
“Finally, I’m going to win something this year,” Hamilton sarcastically said after putting his ball within a few feet of the pin. Brady shared the picture with Hamilton and gave an exciting caption as he wrote, “Some guy with seven world titles, and Tom Brady @LewisHamilton.” The Formula One champion, too, shared a picture with the footballer and claimed “14 world titles in a single tweet.”
The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team organized the fundraiser to benefit the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Dibia DREAM, and other non-profit organizations. Marcus Allen and Brandon Okpalobi were among the others in attendance. The Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is seventh in the drivers’ championship with 28 points, 58 points adrift of early championship leader Charles Leclerc and 21 behind fourth-placed Mercedes teammate George Russell.