Reminds me of something that James Hunt would have done.
I can’t think of two drivers that are more different.
The similarity is that both of them do/did what they want away from the car. No driver could get away with what James Hunt did now (apart from anything they wouldn't be allowed near the car due to minimal amount of blood in alcohol stream) but the ability to drive despite enjoying life is common. James Hunt had plenty of people not liking his lifestyle (Murray Walker included) when racing just as Lewis Hamilton has.
For me, as racing drivers it is what they do in the car that matters, I don't really care what they do away from the track.