Formula one racer Lewis Hamilton has been enjoying some down time after winning the Japanese Grand Prix by playing with his godson.

The 32-year-old Mercedes driver, who currently tops the F1 Drivers’ standings from Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel with four races left, shared videos showing him with baby Hiero on Instagram.

Lewis Hamilton and his godson (Lewis Hamilton/Instagram)Lewis Hamilton and his godson (Lewis Hamilton/Instagram)

Hamilton played with his friend’s little boy while appearing to be on a plane, before later sharing a photo of himself ahead of a fashion event in Berlin.

The Briton then took the tot to a restaurant and shared sweet videos of him tickling and cuddling him.

Hamilton clearly enjoys spending time with his godson (Lewis Hamilton/Instagram)Hamilton clearly enjoys spending time with his godson (Lewis Hamilton/Instagram)

Hamilton is 59 points ahead of Vettel, with the United States Grand Prix the race on the agenda on October 22.