Winning a Grand Prix must be a joyfully heady feeling but is even that an excuse to take your life in your hands and drench Vladimir Putin with Champagne?
Well, just ask Lewis Hamilton - assuming he's still alive this morning.
Hamilton comes first and wins Putin's joke hat pic.twitter.com/RtlxCstIrE— Peter Webb (@quickben42) October 11, 2015
Lewis Hamilton is the only Briton to have gotten to second base with Vladimir Putin.— Stats Britain (@StatsBritain) October 11, 2015
The Formula 1 ace was celebrating his victory in the Russian Grand Prix in a fetching fur hat when Putin congratulated him.
Hamilton's immediate response was to turn his bottle of Champagne on the notoriously shady leader and shower him with fizz.
Cue immediate internet murmuring predicting his imminent demise...
Just having this conversation; Could Putin get away with shooting Lewis Hamilton dead live on TV for spraying him with champagne? #F1— Mowl (@CaptainStroppy) October 11, 2015
How long until Lewis Hamilton is found dead in his bath tub? http://t.co/cPweJaLSAu— Sayde Scarlett (@Sayde_Scarlett) October 11, 2015
Looks like Lewis Hamilton may have accidentally sprayed Putin with champagne on the podium. Assume he'll be dead by morning. #RussianGP— Patrick Currie (@PatrickCurrie2) October 11, 2015
It gets better. Hamilton just accidentally sprayed Putin with his champagne. Living dangerously. #F1— Wayward (@Wayward_Gamer) October 11, 2015
Highly doubt it. If Lewis Hamilton did hit Putin with Champagne, Hamilton would have been found dead soon afterwards https://t.co/DDir8N8MZ0— Citizen White Rock (@CitizenWR) October 11, 2015
Brave Hamilton, very brave indeed...