People (South Africa) - - #Peoplespotted - BY ROBERT CLUNIE

WE so nearly ex­pe­ri­enced a grand old switcheroo at the Abu Dhabi grand prix. Will Smith tried to hi­jack For­mula One World cham­pion Lewis Hamil­ton’s Mer­cedes and he fig­ured no one would know the dif­fer­ence. Smith felt that

Hamil­ton had won enough and that it was time he shared some of the glory with oth­ers – namely Smith him­self. He there­fore tied

Lewis to a chair af­ter and told the 33-yearold race driver, “Okay, here’s the deal. This is a once-in-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity for me, man. You’ve al­ready won, save some­thing for other peo­ple. You’re black, I’m black and no­body is go­ing to know the dif­fer­ence. I got this.” If you’re laugh­ing, good – be­cause this was re­ally all just part of a sketch the two were in­volved in that Hamil­ton later shared on his so­cial me­dia.

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