BBC F1 Coverage 2014: Lewis Hamilton Returns To His Karting Roots

Lewis Hamilton karting - Image Credit: BBC/THANEBRUCKLAND

Lewis Hamilton karting at the Rye House track – Image Credit: BBC/THANEBRUCKLAND

As part of BBC’s coverage of the 2014 British F1 Grand Prix weekend, commentator David Coulthard recently joined Lewis Hamilton at his local Rye House karting track.

Filmed as part of the Grand Prix build-up, DC and Lewis donned their racing gear to surprise a group of children from the Mercedes drivers former primary school.

Following a friendly race around Hamilton’s former go-karting track, Lewis was revealed as the mystery driver to the kids from Peartree Spring Infant and Junior Schools. Lewis and DC then took time to answer the excited children’s questions, before signing autographs for the young Formula One fans.

Lewis Hamilton and David Coulthard - Image Credit: BBC/THANEBRUCKLAND

Lewis Hamilton and David Coulthard answering questions – Image Credit: BBC/THANEBRUCKLAND

Suzi Perry presents live coverage of the British F1 Grand Prix from Silverstone this Sunday, with the pre-race coverage starting at 12:00pm on BBC Two.

With Lewis’ Q3 misjudgement leading to him missing out on a likely pole position, can the Brit fight his way back from sixth place on the grid to take a much needed home win? The combination of both Ferrari’s and Williams’ starting near the back of the grid, coupled with the unpredictable British weather, should mean Silverstone will offer fans one of the better races of the 2014 season. Meanwhile, McLaren’s Jenson Button lines up in third.