Will Smith attends Formula 1® 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

“That’s how you do it, baby” – international megastar Will Smith congratulates five time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton in person at the Formula 1 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Photo Credit: F1 / STEVEN TEE , LAT

Will Smith, an avid motorsports fan, visited the Formula 1® 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend where he met up with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Lewis Hamilton, who recently became a five-time World Champion at the Mexican Grand Prix and is only the 3rd person in F1 history to achieve this.

The Bad Boys Actor, with his son Trey, joined Lewis for a personal tour of the Mercedes garage and accompanied him on the traditional pre-race Driver’s Parade. He then joined Lewis and the world champion Mercedes team on the starting grid for the last race of the season. The day will culminate in Will Smith becoming the last-ever person to signify the end of a race by waving the iconic chequered flag, which will return next season but for symbolic reasons only.

Will Smith waves the flag of the United Arab Emirates ahead of the start of the race.