Lewis Hamilton lands at Canadian GP and leaves to buy old Sega Genesis to play retro games

LEWIS HAMILTON is gearing up for this weekend’s Canadian GP by playing some good old-fashioned video games.

The 37-year-old landed in Montreal and went straight to buy an old Sega Genesis console.

Lewis Hamilton gifted himself with a retro game console after landing in Canada

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Lewis Hamilton gifted himself with a retro game console after landing in CanadaCredit: Instagram / @lewishamilton
The 37-year-old smiled while playing on an old Sega Genesis

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The 37-year-old smiled while playing on an old Sega GenesisCredit: Instagram / @lewishamilton
Hamilton is fit for this weekend's Canadian GP in Montreal

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Hamilton is fit for this weekend’s Canadian GP in MontrealCredit: Instagram / @lewishamilton

Hamilton has been struggling with back pain since the Azerbaijan GP last weekend due to problems with his car.

The Mercedes star has been put through a grueling recovery regimen in a bid to get in shape this weekend, but has had some time to relax after landing in Canada.

And Hamilton revealed to his nearly 29 million Instagram followers that the first thing he did after arriving was visit a retro game store.

He bought a Saga Genesis, a console first released in 1989, with a racing game to go with it.

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Captioning a video of himself enjoying a gaming session, Hamilton wrote: “I landed in Montreal and went straight to a retro game store.

“I bought a Sega Genesis and of course Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II. I loved this game when I was a kid and I still do. It still holds up!”

Hamilton’s competitive streak translates from behind the wheel of his Merc to his games, with the Brit admitting he took the video game extremely seriously.

He continued: “Naturally I got super competitive with myself. My personal best is now a 49 second lap, I’m sure I can beat it.

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“That was just after a few tries. I’ll let you guys know when I win.”

There were fears after Hamilton finished an impressive P4 in Baku that he could miss the race in Montreal due to his injury.

He was pictured holding his back in agony after cautiously getting out of his car.

But physical therapist Angela Cullen, who has worked with Hamilton since 2016, managed to get Hamilton fit for the ninth race on the F1 calendar.

Practice one in Montreal comes out later today.

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