Photos: Lewis Hamilton brings an exclusive F1 preview to India

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton thrilled an estimated 40,000 Formula 1 fans in India today, as he drove his MP4-23 – the F1 car in which he won the 2008 Drivers’ World Championship – through the streets near Bangalore.

The event, created by Vodafone, transformed a local street into a mini Formula 1 circuit, complete with grand stand and pit garage; giving local F1 enthusiasts a taste of what they can expect ahead of the country’s inaugural Grand Prix.

The British driver said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the number of people who attended on the day and how passionate F1 fans are in India, and said he is looking forward to returning next month for the Indian Grand Prix.

Source: NextgenAuto