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Last Updated: Monday July 14 2008 16:03 GMT

Lewis Hamilton races jet plane

Lewis Hamilton signing autographs by his car and a jet

Formula one star Lewis Hamilton is no stranger to success on the racetrack.

But now he's proved he's a whizz on the runway too, by taking on a jet at an airshow in Hampshire, in the south east England.

Hamilton got behind the wheel of an F1 McLaren racing car, and drove for about 10 seconds as the jet flew above him.

The idea wasn't to have a race but to show off how good the car and jet were, but afterwards, officials said that once again, Hamilton was the fastest.

The racing driver, who won the British Grand Prix a week ago, said: "It was a great experience to be driving on the runway."