While his athlete colleagues use the summer break to sail the world’s oceans on their luxury yachts, record world champion Lewis Hamilton (37) has sent himself into the desert. Actually to Africa. A tour that he has been planning for years and with which the Mercedes superstar is fulfilling a big dream. Because: It is the continent of his ancestors. Hamilton was born in England to a black father and white mother. He wrote on Instagram: “To say this trip was a grounding experience is an understatement. It was a life-changing reboot.”
Hamilton is the record world champion with seven world titles together with Michael Schumacher (53).