Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he is ready to quit his Formula One career.
The Mercedes driver, who currently leads the World Drivers’ Championship, has declared that he would quit the sport to work at NASA.
The three-time World champion recently attended NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Hamilton shared the visit with his social media followers.
Hamilton stated on his Instagram story: "Guys I would happily give up my job to come work, I want to be in this pool every day and then go to space. OK?" Hamilton said, as per The Sun.
He also posted: “So fricking happy today, seriously losing my **** today on this tour.”
Hamilton shared selfies on social media next to a NASA training pool. Whilst visiting the complex, he tried on space suit gloves and helmets.
The British racer was given a tour of the Houston facility, where aspiring astronauts are put through their paces.
He even got behind the wheel of a space buggy.
Not only is Hamilton 59 points ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel in the Drivers’ Championship but is three places above the German racer in Forbes’ latest rich list.
Hamilton placed 11th, after earning £32 million last year whilst Vettel’s £28.9 million put him in 14th position.
Vettel will be hoping to claw back some much needed points at the US GP this weekend after two retirements in the past three races.
The 30-year-old hasn’t earned a podium finish since the Italian Grand Prix on September 3 and could hand the title to his Mercedes rival with a similar result in Austin.
If Hamilton wins, Vettel will need to finish in the top five to stave off a fourth World Championship for the British driver.