- Will Smith “took” Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes AMG F1 car for a
joyride in Abu Dhabi, according to yet another Twitter prank
posted by Hamilton himself.
- The stunts have been widely circulated on social media, and
were even directed by “Transformers” filmmaker Michael Bay.
- In a sequel to the weekend’s popular kidnapping
stunt, Smith appeared to take Hamilton’s car for a spin,
and is then shown being escorted away by security.
- You can watch the footage below.
Will Smith was escorted away from Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 car
after “taking it for a joyride” around the Abu Dhabi race track
as part of yet another Twitter prank.
The latest comedy video follows one from the weekend which saw
Hollywood actor Smith tie Hamilton to a chair and
attempt to steal the F1 champion’s identity so he could race the
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix himself.
In a clear sign it was all a joke for social media, Smith told
Hamilton: “You black, I’m black, ain’t nobody gonna know the
Additional details have now been released, and Business Insider
has been told that “Transformers” filmmaker Michael Bay (shown
above) directed the extraordinary footage.
“He was at the race and decided to take over filming in the
garage,” an F1 spokesperson told BI.
Hamilton posted a sequel to the original video to his Twitter
account on Monday.
In the follow-up prank, Smith — or a stunt double pretending to
be Smith — can be seen in Formula 1 leathers and a helmet,
casually strolling to Hamilton’s Mercedes AMG F1 car and taking
it for a joyride where he performs donut spins. A commentator
even says, “We’ve got a lunatic on the track.”
A police siren then interrupts the footage. A visibly sweaty
Smith looks at the camera and is escorted away from the pits by
Formula 1 security.
Watch the comedy footage here:
Of course, it was all a joke. Smith never raced in the Abu Dhabi
Grand Prix — Hamilton was the one who competed in the event,
Hamilton, a five-time F1 champion, will hope to defend his title
when the 2019 season gets underway next year.