Lewis Hamilton preps for Austin with “Ellen” appearance (VIDEO)

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Lewis Hamilton has run the gamut of non-race related notes and appearances this week, ahead of this week’s United States Grand Prix (Sunday, 2:30 p.m. ET, NBC).

On Tuesday, Hamilton confirmed his presence in the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare video game.

But on Wednesday, Hamilton took a different line of promoting his latest trip to North America: appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with Ellen DeGeneres.

Far from the usual discussion about setup, points standings and media conferences, Hamilton instead met Ellen to go over shirtless pics, basics of Formula 1 versus NASCAR, and explaining how much he works out and prepares for a weekend on site.

Such banter from the extended version below clip includes:

“It’s what we have to do,” said DeGeneres regarding the number of shirtless pics.

It keeps you in shape but you have to work for it. When I introduce (F1) in America… it’s very physical. It’s around two hours. We pull a lot of G’s,” said Hamilton about the physical exertion.

About the F1 versus NASCAR difference?

“So F1 cars can do over 200 mph. A bit like a NASCAR, but NASCAR as a road car, it doesn’t go round corners well. We can,” Hamilton said.

And about Hamilton’s current relationship status:

“I’m not with anyone,” he said. “I was in a long relationship, almost eight years. Now I’m solely focused on racing, trying to win this championship. I don’t have any plans at the moment.”

You can see the full clip, via Ellen TV, linked below.