Lewis Hamilton has announced that he turned down a role in the Top Gun sequel because filming clashed with his F1 commitments.
The five-time F1 world champion, 34, who could make it six titles this weekend in Mexico was offered a part alongside Tom Cruise in the Top Gun remake, due out in 2020.
Champion Hamilton said whilst in the pit lane in Mexico “I was trying to get in Top Gun because I’m a massive fan of Top Gun, but I didn’t have time to do any filming. But I had an opportunity to do it and I couldn’t do it. I definitely don’t have time for movies right now.It would take up my whole winter, so I wouldn’t get a break, so that’s the difficult thing that I’m struggling with right now.”
British F1 current World Champion races this has the opportunity this weekend to seal yet another championship and whilst clearly fully focused on that has though his eyes on the film industry in the future.
There is speculation that Lewis could retire if he seals the title this weekend although close sources to the EWN feel that Hamilton will remain to chase the all-time record of 7 F1 championships held by Michael Schumacher.