Hamilton meets Nelson Mandela

Mon, 30 June 2008, 10:47

Lewis Hamilton has enjoyed a one-on-one meeting with his personal hero Nelson Mandela as the icon celebrates his 90th birthday in London.

Last week, the McLaren driver attended Mandela’s birthday dinner, and then nervously introduced an act at the Hyde Park concert.

British newspapers are now carrying photographs of Hamilton, 23, having a personal audience with the former South African president, and describing the occasion as like “walking in to see the King, to be in front of God”.

“I was blown away. I was left speechless. I’ve never been speechless before,” he added.

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