After disappointed home race at Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton starts London Olympic torch relay on Monday morning.
Hamilton missed on carrying the golden torch during his own town of Stevenage on Sunday, as he was challenging in the British GP at Silverstone.
2008 world champion was first to pick up the flame on its leg from Luton to Oxford on the 52nd day of its journey to the London Olympic Games.
Hamilton, who said it had been a very proud day, told BBC Three Counties Radio: “I’ve had such a great reception; they made it even more enjoyable. I am so incredibly honoured to have the opportunity to do this, not many people get to do this.
“I have to thank God every day for the wonderful opportunities and blessings that I am given.
“I’ve achieved a certain amount in my career and this is another thing that I can put on the list of wonderful experiences.”
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