Lewis Hamilton has pooch portrait painted on helmet

Leon Poultney
Lewis Hamilton has pooch portrait painted on helmet
Lewis Hamilton has pooch portrait painted on helmet

Some sports stars wear lucky socks, others kiss a special piece of jewellery or, if you are Lewis Hamilton, you have your girlfriend and pet dog painted onto your helmet.

The Mercedes F1 racer has become so attached to his four-legged friend that he commissioned a special good luck mural to be sprayed on his helmet for the Grand Prix at Monaco this weekend.