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The Lesser Known… Lewis Hamilton 23 Feb 2007

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren. Formula One Testing, Barcelona, Spain, Day Two, Tuesday 13 February 2007. World © Hartley/Sutton Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren. Formula One Testing, Barcelona, Spain, Day Two, Tuesday 13 February 2007. World © Hartley/Sutton Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren. Formula One Testing, Barcelona, Spain, Day Two, Tuesday 13 February 2007. World © Hartley/Sutton Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren. Formula One Testing, Barcelona, Spain, Day Two, Tuesday 13 February 2007. World © Hartley/Sutton

There has been much talk of McLaren protecting their new protege from the media, so we felt privileged to be able to grab a quick chat with Lewis Hamilton and discover just a little of what makes him tick…

Q: What's in your garage at home?
LH:
At the moment I have a Mercedes-Benz C Class.

Q: Tell us something we don't know about you?
LH:
I can’t do that, I’ve got to keep some secrets!

Q: Your favourite song for karaoke?
LH:
If you’d heard me sing, you wouldn’t be asking that question. Save your ears people!

Q: Your most embarrassing moment?
LH:
Probably my worst moment behind the wheel to date was in GP2 last year. I went out for qualifying at the Hungaroring and spun on my out-lap, stalled the car and qualified last. I did manage during the race though to get back up to second position by the chequered flag.

Q: When you're at home, what do you listen to when driving?
LH:
R & B, reggae, hip-hop, and funky house.

Q: If you were a superhero, what would your special powers be?
LH:
That’s easy - to be able to fly!

Q: The person you most admire?
LH:
My brother Nicholas.

Q: What would you be if you weren’t a racing driver?
LH:
I would be in the music industry, either performing or a producer.