Lewis Hamilton turns down a cameo in 'Top Gun' because he's too busy

Lewis Hamilton. (Getty Images)
Lewis Hamilton. (Getty Images)

Mexico City - Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he has had to put his ambitions to be a Hollywood movie star on hold because he is too busy winning Formula One world titles.

The five-time world champion, who could claim his sixth title at this weekend's Mexican Grand Prix, said he had to turn down a possible role in the soon-to-be-released Top Gun: Maverick due to lack of time.

The 34-year-old Briton told ESPN'S Laurence Edmondson he was a "massive fan of Top Gun" before adding that he "didn't have any time to do any filming."

His role in the film was expected to be bigger than in his previous movie appearances in Zoolander 2 and Cars.