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WATCH: F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton tries his hand at wrestling

Published 29/10/2015 | 13:14

The newly-crowned 2015 world champion Lewis Hamilton tried his hand at a new sport by entering the ring in Mexico.

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Puma got the Formula One star in the ring at Arena Mexico, and the three-time world champion did not disappoint.

Hamilton(30) was taking part in a Lucha Libre match ahead of this weekend's Mexican Grand Prix.

Hamilton 'fought' Mistico, real Luis Ignacio Urive Alvirde(32), who formerly featured in the WWE as 'Sin Cara'. Hamilton landed two midriff kicks in the arena before landing a 'cross-body splash'.

Hamilton didn't succeed in getting Mistico to submit - securing only a two-count, but his excited partner Mephisto picked him up and paraded him around the ring on his shoulders in celebration regardless.

Hamilton secured a second consecutive world championship title last weekend in the United States Grand Prix, becoming the first Brit to do so.

Mexican lucha libre wrestler Mistico kneels as 2015 Formula One champion and Mercedes team driver Lewis Hamilton raises his arm during a
Mexican lucha libre wrestler Mistico kneels as 2015 Formula One champion and Mercedes team driver Lewis Hamilton raises his arm during a "lucha libre" promotional event in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Mexico will hold its first Formula One race in 23 years on Sunday at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack.(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
2015 Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, from Great Britain, pretends to fight with famous Mexican Lucha Libre wrestler Mistico during a promotional event in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Mexico will hold its first Formula One race in 23 years on Sunday at the Hermanos Rodrigues racetrack..(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
2015 Formula One champion and Mercedes team driver Lewis Hamilton watches Mexican lucha libre wrestlers Mistico and Mephisto during a promotional event in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Mexico will hold its first Formula One race in 23 years on Sunday at the Hermanos Rodrigues racetrack..(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
2015 Formula One champion and Mercedes team driver Lewis Hamilton, from Great Britain, and famous Mexican Lucha Libre wrestler Mistico pretend to fight during a promotional event for Puma in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Mexico will hold its first Formula One race in 23 years on Sunday at the Hermanos Rodrigues racetrack..(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
2015 Formula One champion and Mercedes team driver Lewis Hamilton holds a traditional Day of the Dead Mexican skull adorned with Mexican crafts during a promotional event at a "lucha libre" arena in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Mexico will hold its first Formula One race in 23 years on Sunday at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Mexican lucha libre wrestler Mephisto carries 2015 Formula One champion and Mercedes team driver Lewis Hamilton on his shoulders as Mistico lies on the ground during a promotional event in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Mexico will hold its first Formula One race in 23 years on Sunday at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack..(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (R) performs with Mexican wrestlers at the Coliseo Arena during a promotional event in Mexico City, October 28, 2015. Formula One racing will return to Mexico on November 1, 2015 at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City, according to local media. REUTERS/Henry Romero TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (R) of Britain performs with a Mexican wrestler at the Coliseo Arena during a promotional event in Mexico City October 28, 2015. Hamilton still has to pinch himself to believe he is a three times F1 world champion and a surreal afternoon in Mexico will give him further cause to question reality. The Briton, who wrapped up his third title in Austin on Sunday, was serenaded by a Mariachi band, played table football in a wrestling ring with a masked fighter and was handed a beaded skull as a gift on Wednesday. F1 racing will return to Mexico on November 1, 2015 at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City, according to local media. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (L) of Britain plays table football inside the ring against the renowned 'Mistico', a masked 'luchador' in a shimmering cape, at the Coliseo Arena during a promotional event in Mexico City, Mexico October 28, 2015. Hamilton still has to pinch himself to believe he is a three times F1 world champion and a surreal afternoon in Mexico will give him further cause to question reality. The Briton, who wrapped up his third title in Austin on Sunday, was serenaded by a Mariachi band, played table football in a wrestling ring with a masked fighter and was handed a beaded skull as a gift on Wednesday. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain arrives at the Coliseo Arena during a promotional event in Mexico City, Mexico October 28, 2015. Hamilton still has to pinch himself to believe he is a three times F1 world champion and a surreal afternoon in Mexico will give him further cause to question reality. The Briton, who wrapped up his third title in Austin on Sunday, was serenaded by a Mariachi band, played table football in a wrestling ring with a masked fighter and was handed a beaded skull as a gift on Wednesday. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up at a traditional Day of the Dead Mexican skull at the Coliseo Arena during a promotional event in Mexico City, Mexico October 28, 2015. Hamilton still has to pinch himself to believe he is a three times F1 world champion and a surreal afternoon in Mexico will give him further cause to question reality.The Briton, who wrapped up his third title in Austin on Sunday, was serenaded by a Mariachi band, played table football in a wrestling ring with a masked fighter and was handed a beaded skull as a gift on Wednesday. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (top) of Britain performs with a Mexican wrestler at the Coliseo Arena during a promotional event in Mexico City, Mexico October 28, 2015. Hamilton still has to pinch himself to believe he is a three times F1 world champion and a surreal afternoon in Mexico will give him further cause to question reality. The Briton, who wrapped up his third title in Austin on Sunday, was serenaded by a Mariachi band, played table football in a wrestling ring with a masked fighter and was handed a beaded skull as a gift on Wednesday. F1 racing will return to Mexico on November 1, 2015 at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City, according to local media. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (R) of Britain looks on as he is serenaded by a Mariachi band at the Coliseo Arena during a promotional event in Mexico City, Mexico October 28, 2015. Hamilton still has to pinch himself to believe he is a three times F1 world champion and a surreal afternoon in Mexico will give him further cause to question reality.The Briton, who wrapped up his third title in Austin on Sunday, was serenaded by a Mariachi band, played table football in a wrestling ring with a masked fighter and was handed a beaded skull as a gift on Wednesday. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain listens to a journalist's questions during a news conference after attending a promotional event in Mexico City, Mexico October 28, 2015. Lewis Hamilton still has to pinch himself to believe he is a three times Formula 1 world champion and a surreal afternoon in Mexico will give him further cause to question reality.The Briton, who wrapped up his third title in Austin on Sunday, was serenaded by a Mariachi band, played table football in a wrestling ring with a masked fighter and was handed a beaded skull as a gift on Wednesday. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain looks at a traditional Day of the Dead Mexican skull adorned with Mexican crafts at the Coliseo Arena during a promotional event in Mexico City, October 28, 2015. Formula One racing will return to Mexico on November 1, 2015 at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City, according to local media. REUTERS/Henry Romero TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain is seen (not pictured) at the Coliseo Arena during a promotional event in Mexico City October 28, 2015. Formula One racing will return to Mexico on November 1, 2015 at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City, according to local media. REUTERS/Henry Romero

"Every day I am waking up and I'm like, 'I can't believe it", he said of his success.

"When people tell me three, I have them repeat it!"

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