2022 hasn’t exactly been kind to Lewis Hamilton as it was the seven-time F1 champion’s first season without a race win. Now that the annoying W13 has retired, the 37-year-old can finally let off steam and forget about the season that just ended with a retirement at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. A new video posted on his personal account on instagram shows the F1 driver with the most wins enjoying a Nissan GT-R.
Hamilton had a lot of fun driving a right-hand-drive R34 through the streets of Japan during the evening hours. We can see him performing all-wheel-drive burnouts in what appears to be an empty parking lot. He must have pushed that Skyline really hard since there’s smoke coming out of the transmission tunnel, which is never a good sign.
The last time we saw the British racing driver driving anything other than his Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 E Performance was earlier this month. Ineos Automotive has released a video with Hamilton going off the beaten track in the BMW-powered Grenadier to show off the off-road chops of the ladder-chassis SUV.
As a reminder, he sold his famous Pagani Zonda 760LH at the end of 2021 after seven years of ownership during which he drove it for less than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles). During his time with the unique supercar, he once said that it was “terrible to drive” and that “in terms of handling, it’s the worst”. He seemed to thoroughly enjoy the Nissan GT-R R34 and its smoky manual gearbox.
Hamilton owns or has owned some of the finest cars on the market, including a LaFerrari, a McLaren P1 and a Shelby 427 Cobra. He was also involved in the long development process for the AMG One, which Lewis said in an interview with Top Gear magazine in February 2019 could spawn an LH edition at some point.