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Hamilton completes Olympic Torch run 09 Jul 2012

Olympic Torch Relay Route. Lewis Hamilton Starts day 52 of the Olympic Torch Relay Route from Luton Town Centre. England. 9th July 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Route. Lewis Hamilton Starts day 52 of the Olympic Torch Relay Route from Luton Town Centre. England. 9th July 2012 Mr Moko (SEN) Chrome Hearts Jewellery and Tony Fernandes (MAL) Caterham Team Principal with the Olympic Torch.
Formula One World Championship, Rd9, British Grand Prix, Race, Silverstone, England, Sunday, 8 July 2012

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton had little chance to sleep in on Monday following his Silverstone weekend. At 6.30am, Hamilton was greeted by cheering fans as he started Day 52 of the official Olympic Torch Relay, part of the build-up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

There was originally talk of Hamilton carrying the Torch through his home town of Stevenage, but with that part of the route scheduled for the Sunday of the British Grand Prix, the English driver instead ran Monday’s opening leg through Luton town centre, 16 miles west.

“Incredible experience carrying the Olympic Torch today,” said Hamilton via Twitter. “So proud to be British. Big thanks to those who got up so early to support me this morning.”

Hamilton wasn’t the only member of the paddock to be part of the Torch Relay. On Sunday morning, Caterham team principal Tony Fernandes ran a leg in Huntingdon before heading to Silverstone, where International Olympic Committee President, Jacques Rogge, was a guest.

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