Lewis Hamilton arrives for Canadian Grand Prix on private jet

As championship leader looks to get back to winning ways

  • Lewis Hamilton leads Nico Rosberg by 10 points in championship race
  • Hamilton has posted a video of himself jumping off a yacht
  • He has been enjoying time off in LA and Monte Carlo

Lewis Hamilton arrived in Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix in some style on Thursday.

The championship leader, who will be hoping to get back on top of the podium after seeing Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg claim wins in Monaco and Spain, flew in to Canada on a bright red jet.

Hamilton, it seemed, was looking to get some brownie points with the locals as he revealed that his extravagant Challenger 605 jet – which costs in excess of £10million – was built by a local company.

Lewis Hamilton arrived in Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix on a bright red jet on Thursday

Lewis Hamilton arrived in Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix on a bright red jet on Thursday

Hamilton posted a video of himself jumping off a yacht - thought it is not clear where he was

Hamilton posted a video of himself jumping off a yacht – thought it is not clear where he was

Daredevil Hamilton, wearing a red cap and swimsuit, takes the plunge

Daredevil Hamilton, wearing a red cap and swimsuit, takes the plunge

Hamilton display an unconventional diving technique

But the F1 star made the jump sucessfully

Hamilton displays an unconventional diving technique (left) as he plunged into the water

Lewis Hamilton takes huge 50ft plunge off luxury yacht

Hamilton wrote on Instagram: ‘Bonjour Montréal! We’re here! Ready for #CanadianGP? My #Challenger605 #MegaJet was built right here by the crew @Bombardier_jets’.

Hamilton has been enjoying himself since the Monaco Grand Prix two weeks ago – where a pit stop error cost him dearly and saw him finish third behind Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.

Since that incident – which Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe claims was blown out of proportion – Hamilton has been in Monte Carlo, LA and on Monday was in a recording studio.

Nico Rosberg posted this picture of himself going a run in Montreal as he looks for a hat-trick of wins

Nico Rosberg posted this picture of himself going a run in Montreal as he looks for a hat-trick of wins

Hamilton has been enjoying some time off since his last race and on Monday was in a recording studio

Hamilton has been enjoying some time off since his last race and on Monday was in a recording studio

Hamilton (centre) also visited Runyon Canyon Park in LA with some of his friends last week

Hamilton (centre) also visited Runyon Canyon Park in LA with some of his friends last week

Lewis Hamilton previews the F1 Canadian Grand Prix

The 30-year-old also uploaded a video of himself jumping off a boat and into the sea as he tried a thrill of a different kind. It is unclear when the hair-raising stunt took place but Hamilton was clearly enjoying himself.

But the reigning world champion will now once again be focused on maintaining his lead at the top of the driver’s championship. Hamilton is currently 10 points ahead of Rosberg with Vettel a further 18 adrift.

The Canadian Grand Prix holds happy memories for Hamilton as in 2007 it was the scene of his first win. The young McLaren driver took pole position and finished more than four seconds ahead of second-placed Nick Heidfeld.

Rosberg, meanwhile, is also in Montreal and on Thursday posted a picture of himself going for a run. The 29 year old says he ‘cant wait’ for Sunday’s race as looks to make it three wins in a row.

Hamilton was hauled into the pits in the closing stages of the Monaco GP - a decision which cost him the win

Hamilton was hauled into the pits in the closing stages of the Monaco GP – a decision which cost him the win

Hamilton celebrates his first Formula One victory back in June 2007 at the Canadian Grand Prix

Hamilton celebrates his first Formula One victory back in June 2007 at the Canadian Grand Prix

 

Source : Daily Mail

 

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