British speedster was over the moon after visiting Nasa’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
LEWIS HAMILTON is eyeing a fourth world title – but his real goal is extra-terrestrial.
The British speedster holds a 59-point lead over rival Sebastian Vettel with four races remaining.
And he was feeling over the moon after spending his down time touring an astronaut training facility in Houston.
Sharing his visit to Nasa’s Johnson Space Center with his Instagram followers, Hamilton quipped: “Guys I would happily give up my job to come work, I want to be in this pool every day and then go to space. OK?”
Hamilton tried on a space suit glove and a helmet before taking selfies by a training pool.
But he was most at home as he sat behind the wheel of a space buggy.
He went onto post: “So fricking happy today, seriously losing my sh** today on this tour.”
Hamilton is the only English sportsman to crack the top 20 in the latest Forbes’ Rich List after he pocketed £32million to finish 11th.
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His main challenger in the title race Sebastian Vettel (£28.9m) came in 14th in an all-too familiar scenario for the German.
Hamilton and Vettel will next go head-to-heat at the United States GP this weekend before heading for Mexico and Brazil.