I heart Bahrain! Lewis Hamilton in traditional Gulf attire at the F1 Grand Prix

Published April 4th, 2016 - 07:29 GMT
The F1 world champion kept cool by wearing the gown, called as a Thwab, prior to finishing third in the race. (Facebook)
The F1 world champion kept cool by wearing the gown, called as a Thwab, prior to finishing third in the race. (Facebook)

Racing ace Lewis Hamilton turned heads when he arrived at the Bahrain Grand Prix in a Thawb, the traditional dress of men.

Mercedes man Hamilton , 31, was walking alongside Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa shortly before competing in the race.

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Nothing but love and respect for this culture, and Bahrain!! Excited to get in the car today. Feeling royal!! Thank you...

Posted by Lewis Hamilton on Sunday, 3 April 2016

The reigning world champion qualified on pole after putting in what he called a ‘sexy lap’ in Q3.

But the world champion later had a nightmare start to the race enduring a collision just seconds after the start.

Hamilton wasn’t entirely to blame as he was clobbered by Williams ace Valtterie Bottas through the very first bend.

And it was all catch-up after that to earn third.

#BahrainGP #TeamLH #LetsGO #Ready MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS  #repost

Posted by Lewis Hamilton on Sunday, 3 April 2016

Just as in Melbourne a fortnight before it all went pear-shaped in the first few hundred metres.

Then a faulty start system was to blame.

However Hamilton remained relaxed after the race.

"I’m really chilled, not big issue," insisted Hamilton.

By Nicola Bartlett

  • Source: Mirror.co.uk

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