"How'd you hurt your back Lewis?" "Oh, it was just a little off-season practice incident." That's how I imagine the conversation going at least, when reigning F1 champ Lewis Hamilton has to explain his inevitable ridiculous injury to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff. What else would you expect after giving the world's quickest driver the world's most excellent Christmas present.
Forget Sebastian Vettel or an ascending Daniel Ricciardo, the man Mercedes F1 should fear most is British talk show host Jonathan Ross, who gifted Hamilton and musician Ed Sheeran a couple of Crazy Carts on the show set. When an F1 champion is giving out driving tips like "The little thing by your right foot is the accelerator," it's just a matter of time before fenders tangle and hilarity follows.