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Hamilton returns to karting roots
Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton returned to his karting roots
Two-time Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton has been back on home turf to pass on tips to budding drivers.

The 22-year-old Formula One driver, of Tewin, near Stevenage, Herts, was at the Daytona karting circuit in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

He began karting aged eight and won the British MSA cadet championship in 1996.

In 1998 he became the youngest ever driver to secure a Formula One deal when he was signed to McLaren's development programme.

Hamilton signed young drivers' overalls and handed out trophies at the event.

Record-breaking start

Carolynn Hoy, from the Stars of Tomorrow organisation which held the event, said: "We always thought there was something a bit special about Lewis.

"I think he is going to do fantastic (at the British Grand Prix). All the boys have sent on their best wishes and will be rooting for him."

Hamilton has enjoyed a record-breaking start to his Formula One career, becoming the first competitor to finish on the podium in his first three races.

He now divides his time between the family home in Stevenage and McLaren's headquarters in Woking, Surrey.


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