F1 DRIVER + GUNS: Lewis Hamilton will be make a cameo appearance in the next Call of Duty game. Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic
Cape Town - Reigning Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton, will make a guest appearance in the next installment of the Call of Duty (CoD) franchise, Infinite Warfare.
The F1 driver is filming six scenes for the upcoming game that will be released on November 4, 2016, reports ESPN.
In case you're unfamiliar with the series, CoD is a First Person Shooter franchise focusing on warfare and armed conflict... a curious choice for an F1 driver.
Making that cameo appearance
The sports channel says that Hamilton was in front of a green studio, filming facial expressions and voice clips for the game.
Eurogamer also reports that Hamilton said that he is a huge fan of gaming.
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Embroiled in a tight battle
Hamilton is currently involved in a battle with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg for the 2016 F1 championship. With four rounds remaining, Hamilton trails Rosberg by 33 points.
Rosberg has won nine of the already-concluded 17 races so far this year compared to Hamilton’s six.
The next round of the championship takes place from October 21-23, at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
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