Hamilton to carry Olympic torch

Date published: July 2 2012

Lewis Hamilton will carry the London Olympic torch next Monday in what he has described as an “incredibly proud moment “…

Lewis Hamilton will carry the London Olympic torch next Monday in what he has described as an “incredibly proud moment “.

The McLaren driver had initially been asked to carry the torch through Stevenage, however, was not able to as that leg of the journey takes place as the British GP is set to start.

Hamilton, though, will not have to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity as he will now run with the torch on the Monday.

“I am so honoured to have been asked to do it,” he told Reuters describing it as an “an incredibly proud moment.

“I never in a million years would have thought I’d get to do something so cool.

“I have no idea where I’ll be running but it’s great to be the one.”