2015 USGP: Karting with Lewis Hamilton
Q: (Joesph D Love – Tennessee Tribune) This is a generic question, how do you create more enthusiasm in urban black America for Formula One? I know we’re up against football and basketball – how do you make Formula One as exciting for the urban kid in America?
LH: …Yesterday I was go-karting with some kids, there were two black kids with us. One passed me, the first time I’d ever been on track with a black kid and, coming past it was like seeing myself come by – it was kinda funny. It was good. It’s open to everyone.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting reigning Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton. He and several kids tested their skills on our track in Austin for a special promo with EPSON and Mercedes Benz. Lewis hopped into the #44 kart and felt right at home. With a win this Sunday, he could wrap up the 2015 title on American soil which he has had success before.
Below is a photo from yesterday’s visit at K1 Speed Austin.