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Lewis Hamilton watches Game of Thrones after F1 practice cancelled in Azerbaijan

The Briton jokes on Instagram after problems with manhole cover caused first session in Baky to be cancelled

Lewis Hamilton enjoyed some unexpected Game of Thrones time on Friday in Baku. Getty
Lewis Hamilton enjoyed some unexpected Game of Thrones time on Friday in Baku. Getty

Lewis Hamilton could not hide his delight at first practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix being cancelled after only 10 minutes - as it meant he could catch up on Game of Thrones.

A loose manhole cover damaged George Russell's Williams in the first session in Baku and was the catalyst for the planned 90-minute period of track action.

But five-time world champion Hamilton said he welcomed the news as it meant he could catch up on watching his favourite TV show while having physio.

"How could they not checked and sealed the drains," he wrote on instagram.

"Oh well, just gives me extra time to catch up on game of thrones."

Hamilton will not have much time to catch up on the latest action from Westeros, with second practice at 5pm UAE time.

The Briton won last year in Baku and is favourite to repeat the feat in Sunday's race, which starts at 4.10pm.

Updated: April 26, 2019 02:37 PM

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