Oblivious tourists ask Lewis Hamilton to take their picture

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17:  Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP takes a photo of a family under the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Sydney Opera House in the background on March 17, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by El Pics/GC Images)
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As Formula One world champion and one of Britain's most prolific sportsmen, Lewis Hamilton must have one of most photographed and recognised faces in the world.

However, the 30-year-old Mercedes driver has had the tables turned on him recently, after two tourists in Sydney asked him to take their photo.

Clearly oblivious to Hamilton's celebrity status, the couple stopped him beneath Sydney's Harbour Bridge earlier this week so they could pose for a picture with their baby.

The two-time champion, who clinched victory at last weekend's Melbourne GP, was seen chatting with the couple for a few minutes before taking their picture in front of the Sydney Opera House.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17:  Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP is seen walking under the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Sydney Opera House in the background on March 17, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by El Pics/GC Images)
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Hamilton has stayed over in Australia following last week's race, and posted pictures of himself relaxing aboard a luxury yacht to his Instagram account.

"After a long day of media yesterday, sailing in Sydney with friends was a great way to end the day!" Hamilton commented alongside his pictures.

"Sydney is such a beautiful city. Can't wait to come back next year."

The 2015 F1 season has opened with a flying start for Hamilton, who finished 1.3 seconds ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. The pair's pace, particularly compared to the rest of the field, suggests that the dogged rivalry of last year's championship is set to be repeated.