LONDON — For Lewis Hamilton, and all racing drivers, what happens when you win a race is very simple: You stand on the podium, are presented with a weighty trophy, pick up a big bottle of champagne, shake it and spray everyone nearby — even if that includes Vladimir Putin.

The Russian president was soaked by the British driver Sunday after presenting the winner’s trophy and what looked like a very firm handshake following the grand prix in Sochi

But Hamilton didn’t wait for Putin to leave the podium to really kick off the celebrations, cracking open the champagne and spraying all in sight — including the Russian leader who was trying to make a swift exit at the time Read more…

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Lewis Hamilton sprayed Vladimir Putin with champagne after F1 race victory