LEWIS HAMILTON has shown off some photos of him while on holiday, and surprised fans with a new hairdo.
The Formula One star, 37, has been enjoying the mid-season break in Africa.
Lewis Hamilton posted a photo of himself petting baby giraffe
Hamilton praised the work of the Reteti Animal Sanctuary in Kenya
Hamilton also petted a baby elephant while at the sanctuary
Hamilton has been touring around Africa during the F1 mid-season break, with Kenya his latest destination
And the latest photos he published on his Instagram page have caused quite a stir among his fandom – gaining over 1.1 million likes in less than a day.
Hamilton posted a number of photos from the Reteti Animal Sanctuary in Kenya – whose work he described as “an inspiration” – where he could be seen petting a baby giraffe and baby elephant.
But it was the seven-time World Champion’s new hair which got fans really talking.
“Your hair looks amazing, champs!” wrote one user, as Hamilton showed off his new curly look.
A second said: “Hair beautiful Lewis,” with another echoing this by saying “The Hair,” followed by a string of heart in eye emojis.
Another user added: “ahhh your natural hair.”
A fifth said: “Love the hair,” while another remarked: “Methinks the curls should stay, Sir.”
Hamilton was previously pictured holding a goat, causing many fans to draw comparisons between the two, seeing as Hamilton’s achievements in F1 stand him up alongside the very best the sport has to offer.
This season Hamilton initially struggled to adapt to the new era of car design, which is meant to allow cars to participate in closer racing.
He and his team, Mercedes, started the year poorly and initially struggled to deal with a phenomenon known as porpoising, which reduced their car’s pace.
Despite this, research and development has paid dividends for Hamilton and team-mate George Russell, who have scored double podium finishes in the last two races.
As it stands, Hamilton has very little chance of catching current World Champion Max Verstappen, who continues to capitalise on Ferrari’s numerous errors in their bid for a world title.
Mercedes sit just 30 points off of Ferrari despite having a far slower car throughout most of the season, with Hamilton now just 10 points off of Carlos Sainz Jr. following podium finishes five races in a row.
The F1 season will resume at the end of August with the Belgium Grand Prix, one of the most testing tracks on the entire calendar.
And despite it being the off-season, F1 has still seen its share of drama with Oscar Piastri and Alpine’s contract spat.
Hamilton has seen a return to form in recent races with a string of podiums