F1 star shows off skills with actors James Marsden and Sim Liu in Miami as Sir Lewis Hamilton swaps sports

Sir Lewis Hamilton showcased his basketball skills in Miami, proving that his talents aren’t just on the racetrack.

Hamilton is in Florida for the weekend’s Miami Grand Prix, enjoying a day on the court at an event sponsored by watch company IWC.

Sir Lewis Hamilton during the IWC Chrono ChallengeCredit: Getty
Jaguar Eaton, Sim Liu, Brandon Okparobi, Lewis Hamilton, James Marsden, Entrell RolleCredit: Getty
Lewis Hamilton showed off his basketball skillsCredit: Getty

The Formula One legend was seen in a shootout alongside other IWC-sponsored celebrities, including Hollywood’s James Marsden and Sim Liu.

Hamilton, 38, is entering his 17th consecutive F1 season and is now far behind. Max Verstappen on the points leaderboard.

The Mercedes driver went a year without claiming a Grand Prix victory for the first time since his debut in 2007.

But after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on April 30, he admitted he still has “that drive” to race.

His contract with Merck is set to expire at the end of the season. Discussions over the extension are ongoing.

He said: “I’m focused on getting better every day, and to be honest, I’m focused on the long term.

“I’m going to be here for a while, over a year.

“I still have that drive, I still have that push, I still want to do it. I love what I do.”

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Hamilton Finished 6th in Baku He currently sits fourth in the drivers’ standings with 48 points, 45 points behind leader Verstappen.

former world champion, Jenson Button He’s still “hungry to win” and Hamilton believes he’ll keep going.

he said sky sports: “I don’t think Lewis will leave the sport.

“As a racing driver, if you’ve been winning for a long time and suddenly you can’t win, you want to fight back to win, so I’m not going to retire.

“Or put another way, if you’ve had a bad car for years, you want to retire.

“But Lewis is not in a bad car, just not as good a car as he is used to.

“He knows how strong the team is, he knows how fast he is still and he will help us get back into the fight with Red Bull and I think they will.”

“Probably not this year. But I think Lewis will be on the grid in 2024. He’s still hungry to win another world championship.”

Lewis Hamilton set to return to track for Miami GPCredit: Getty

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