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Lewis Hamilton reveals NASCAR ambition

Jeff Gordon walks with Lewis Hamilton before his final Nascar race at Homestead-Miami Speedway – Photos Credit: Getty Images

World champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed he hopes to try NASCAR racing in future following attending the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida and to witness the final race of his friend and four-time champion Jeff Gordon.

Hamilton’s executive residence is in Monaco, but he spends large parts of his free time in Colorado, New York and Miami.

“I’m a big fan of his. He’s a legendary dude and a really nice guy. We have always been very supportive of each other, messaging each other after our races and so on,” the Briton said in a column for the BBC.

“He told me that this was his last year and I thought, ‘I’ve got to make it to a race because I’ve never been to a NASCAR race before’. So I dropped everything I had and flew out to Florida just for that day and had an amazing time.

“It made me want to drive one, I really fancy a race in NASCAR one day. I’m not sure I’d do an oval but possibly a street circuit or road course.”

Speaking to reporters at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Hamilton suggested the series could also teach Formula One a thing or two about fan engagement.

“There were definitely some things that for sure they do a lot better than us,” he said. “There were for sure things that we could learn from them.

“It was a great show, a great spectacle, particularly for the fans. A bit like DTM (German Touring Cars), the fans get very, very close to the garages in the background and to the drivers…it was a really cool event.”

The Brit took 10 victories and locked the title with three grand’s prix to spare following the 43rd win of his career in US Grand Prix last month.

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