Monday, January 3, 2011
STORY BEHIND THE PICTURE
I never expected that i would go to this event "Hot laps with Lewis Hamilton" in Irungattukottai race track, sriperumbudur. The 2008 formula one champion Lewis entered the track in a helicopter waving hands out. He drove a mercedez AMG saloon car and a mercedez SLK convertible. Lewis took the winners of the vodafone contest for a couple of laps. He did many burnouts and donuts. Fortunately we were inside the "press-only" area and so I had a nice vantage point. Lewis was so simple, smiling, talkative and crazy too. He never looked straight on the road even while driving at 200 km/hr, but he is called as the safest driver on the earth. At one point, he made the entire crowd cough aloud. I saw nothing on the ground except white smoke. The torn pieces of tires were everywhere on the track. Thanks to Rajini and Jayi for the memorable day.