Dude!? Ripped! Lewis looking fitter than ever ahead of Austria

While his rivals were sitting on their asses playing ‘pixelated’ cars, Lewis Hamilton was not only adding his weight to #BlackLivesMatter he was also fine-tuning his body ahead of the season that gets underway in Austria early next month.

The Mercedes driver posted selfies of his toned physique on his social media accounts prompting surfing legend Kelly Slater to comment: “Dude!? Ripped.”

Nearly half a year of racing inactivity has no doubt challenged drivers in the prolonged and enforced ‘off-season’ as these are guys used to being busy, on the move and seldom home for such sustained periods of time.

Hence, while the world went sim racing, Lewis went to the gym and inadvertently or not, warned his rivals, “With all that is happening in the world, my only getaway is to train and channel the emotions and energy into building my body stronger.

“This has been the best training period I’ve ever had, I can’t stop and I won’t!” the reigning F1 World Champion declared in what might well be an early light salvo lobbed at his rivals ahead of the opener.

Lewis goes on to add some advice for his 16.8-million Instagram followers: “Staying active both mentally and physically is so important today, I want to encourage those of you out there to keep working out even if it’s only for 20 minutes. Every little helps.”

Looking good Champ! Loving the dreads too!