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Amazing footage shows Lewis Hamilton playing with a tiger after Mexican GP

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Lewis Hamilton spent some time away from the track this week and relaxed in an interesting way - by playing with a huge tiger during his visit to a sanctuary.  

The driver, who is currently second in the Formula One Driver's Championship, posted the amazing footage to his official Instagram account yesterday.

The clip shows Hamilton approaching the tiger before it turns around and jumps at the Mercedes driver, almost taking him off his feet.


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The animal then falls back and begins rolling around on the floor in a playful manner, and it appears Hamilton was able to tame the beast before smiling and stroking the tiger.

He was visiting the Black Jaguar - White Tiger sanctuary in Mexico and captioned his Instagram clip: 'Love this video bro @blackjaguarwhitetiger.'

The Mercedes driver must have been in good spirits following his success in South America. 

Hamilton won the Mexican Grand Prix last weekend and closed the gap behind teammate Nico Rosberg to just 19 points in the Driver's Championship.   

To defend his title, Hamilton must win the two remaining races, in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, and hope Rosberg finishes lower than second in either race on November 13 and November 27.

The German driver currently leads the championship with 349 points, 19 ahead of Hamilton on 330.

It's a straight shootout between the two Mercedes drivers, as third place Daniel Ricciardo is too far behind them, sitting on 242 points.  

The championship can still go either way, and it's going to be one of the closest finishes in recent history should Hamilton win in Brazil in just under two weeks time.

After a mid-season dip in form, winning the Driver's Championship would be a huge feat for the Brit, but Rosberg will be doing everything he can to win in Brazil and take the title home.  

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