Lewis Hamilton thoroughly enjoyed watching Sergio Perez being put through his paces judging by his latest Instagram story.
In the three-week break between Bahrain and Imola (which was painful enough), Perez showed it was far from a relaxing time off as he posted a video of one of his workout routines at the Athlete Performance Centre used by both Red Bull drivers.
Pruebas físicas en el Athlete Performance Center. Les deseo tengan un mejor fin que el mío jajaj
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) April 10, 2021
Catching up on events ahead of the Imola GP weekend, Hamilton was very amused when he saw poor Perez going through what looked like a brutal session.
Hamilton wrote: “That moment when you’ve been holding one in on a date and she finally leaves and you let it go. Sorry Sergio, had to do it!”
We did not have Hamilton v Perez down as one of the top friendly driver rivalries in Formula 1 but it turns out Hamilton really did play the long game with this one.
All the way back in 2015, Perez had initially pranked Hamilton by jokingly posting he had kidnapped Lewis’ beloved dog, Roscoe.
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) July 2, 2015
We’re going to have keep a closer eye on these two in future.
Hamilton also had a great plan for the cold weather expected at Imola throughout the weekend, donning one of the tyre covers in between his media duties on Thursday.
Mans is freezing out here pic.twitter.com/JyrGbR85CW
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) April 16, 2021
We are now politely asking for Formula 1 to make these available for purchase with the option to heat them prior to wearing. Please and thank you.