Indeed, after the loose water valve cover that damaged Carlos Sainz's car was fixed, all 20 drivers climbed back behind the wheel at 2.30am local time for a 90-minute, extended FP2 session - with spectators requested to leave.
The resulting fatigue carried over into Saturday's running and clearly became too much for Hamilton, who shut his eyes during the drivers' briefing ahead of FP3.
The superstar may have been feeling the effects of jetlag and a lack of sleep due to the interrupted schedule, and looked to have tried to sneak a quick five minutes.
Sergio Perez caught the hilarious moment on camera ahead of FP3 and Mercedes joined in the fun after posting the photo on their official X account.
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