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There’s a weird picture, I didn’t sprayed Putin – Hamilton



There's a weird picture, I didn't sprayed Putin – Hamilton

There’s a weird picture, I didn’t sprayed Putin – Hamilton

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton has rejected as wide of the mark reports that he sprayed Russian President Vladimir Putin with the winner’s champagne on podium following race in Sochi.

“I actually didn’t. I didn’t actually spray him. I think there’s a weird picture but I didn’t spray him. I definitely don’t want anything (to happen),” the Mercedes driver told Sky Sports television on Monday with a smile.

Closer footage revealed that the excited Hamilton merely caught the back of Putin’s jacket with bubbly as the race benefactor left the stage, but that didn’t stop the 63-year-old’s reputation as a tough leader becoming the butt of a number of online jokes. “Living dangerously,” tweeted one Twitter user.

Hamilton also won the Russian race in 2014, its inaugural staging as part of a reported $200 million deal to make it part of the F1 calendar until 2020.

Hamilton, for his part, was happy to play ambassador for the grand prix.

“I’m very, very proud to be here in Russia, we’ve had a great time, thank you so much everyone,” Lewis told reporters after claiming his ninth win out of 15 races this season.

“Beautiful, beautiful country. If you’re watching and you’ve never been out here, you should definitely come,” added Hamilton, who is now 66 points clear of Vettel at the top of the championship standings with four GPs to go.


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