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Yes, that is Lewis Hamilton wrestling lucha libre-style in Mexico City

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Life is pretty good for Lewis Hamilton right now. He’s just become the Formula One world champion for a third time and now, ahead of Sunday’s race in Mexico City, has been lucha libre wrestling. Really.

Not bad Lewis, but where was the mask?

That was Mexican wrestling legend Mistico that Hamilton threw himself at, who we assume didn’t take defeat as badly as Nico Rosberg in Austin, throwing his mask at a celebrating Hamilton.

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The 30-year-old was also presented with a decorative Day of the Dead skull, which might soften the blow should he fail to win on the track this weekend.

2015 Formula One champion and Mercedes team driver Lewis Hamilton holds a traditional Day of the Dead Mexican skull(Eduardo Verdugo/AP)

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Yeah, you’re right – it probably won’t.

But he’ll always have this moment.

Mexican lucha libre wrestler Mephisto carries 2015 Formula One champion and Mercedes team driver Lewis Hamilton on his shoulders as Mistico lies on the ground(Eduardo Verdugo/AP)

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