Lewis Hamilton becomes the Joker for Halloween

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Hours after waltzing to victory in Mexico, Lewis Hamilton took his mind of the F1 title battle by dressing up as Heath Ledger's iconic Joker for Halloween.

Just 24 hours after the chequered flag fell he was in New York City at German model Heidi Klum's annual Halloween party, having switched his Mercedes overalls for a blue suit and white facepaint. A green wig completed the costume of the villainous character from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight.

The world champion was clearly proud of his costume effort, posting it to social media with the Joker's most famous-one-liner.

Also at the event was tennis legend Serena Williams, who had been a guest of Hamilton's at the Mexican Grand Prix.