Stevenage’s Lewis Hamilton sprays Vladimir Putin with champagne after winning Russian Grand Prix
- Credit: Mercedes-Benz
It seems riding to victory in yesterday’s Russian Grand Prix wasn’t exciting enough for Stevenage’s Lewis Hamilton.
Accepting his victory on the podium, the two-time Formula One world champion decided to spray Russian president Vladimir Putin – one of the world’s most powerful, and arguably most dangerous people – with champagne as he left the stage.
This provoked a media storm online with many people tweeting that it wasn’t the wisest move by Hamilton.
Ian McDowall said: “I thought Lewis might be banged up in Siberia for spraying Putin in the back with the champagne.”
Tim Taylor tweeted: “Spraying Putin with champagne. What a tick off the bucket list that is! Wonder how many have done that before and lived?”
Not one to give a lot away the Russian president kept Mumm as he left the stage.
The win was Hamilton’s 42nd career victory and puts him in pole position to claim this year’s championship.
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Russia’s recent involvement in Ukraine and Syria’s civil war has attracted a lot of international attention and criticism of Mr Putin’s policies.