WATCH: Lewis Hamilton takes up another sport after Sau Paulo high; shares video

Possibly everything that could have gone wrong went wrong for the Mercedes star ahead of Brazilian Grand Prix, yet he came out on top.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 17 November 2021 2:25 pm

After arguably one of his finest performances at the Formula 1 circuit in the Brazilian Grand Prix high, Lewis Hamilton has to enjoy his day off from the high-pressure sport. Possibly everything that could have gone wrong went wrong for the Mercedes star yet Hamilton produced a legendary race to win it against all odds. For starters, a new internal combustion engine induced a five-place grid penalty on the team. Later he was disqualified from Friday’s qualifying.

Later, he started Saturday's sprint from the back of the grid and eventually started the race from a lowly 10th position, with few experts and fans backing him to win from that position but that is what legends are made of. Hamilton earned only the second victory in his career from outside the top-6. In addition, he became the first driver to win a race at Interlagos from outside the top-8.

"This has been one of the best weekends—if not the best weekend—I have experienced in my whole career," he said after the race.

And now in his recent social media post, Hamilton outlined the importance of off days as much as the on days. "Days off are often as important as the days on. Resetting and focusing on the water 🙏🏾," he captioned a video of himself enjoying water sports.

Check out Hamilton's Instagram post here:

Meanwhile, suddenly after Hamilton's high at Sau Paulo, the championship table looks pretty different. Despite Verstappen's 14-point lead currently, Red Bull could be excused for feeling a bit nervous. This is because Hamilton's pace was quicker than some of his earlier races and if the German manufacturer remains a similar advantage in the coming races, then the lead could disappear.

With three more races to go, the coming two tracks could determine who has the advantage. The next sprint is at the Qatar Grand Prix at the Losail International Circuit followed by the first-ever Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah and both races are set to be held at night.

The season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be held on December 12.