Sailing gives Hamilton same high Formula One

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London, June 25(ANI): McLaren Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has revealed that apart from driving some of the fastest cars in the world, he also loves to go out sailing in varying wind and sea conditions.

"Sailing is really cool. Whenever I go on a beach holiday, I rent a small catamaran just for a bit of fun. I was introduced to sailing a couple of years ago in the Solent and it was unbelievable," The Sun quoted Hamilton, as saying.

"I saw so many parallels between sailing and F1. Mind you, I was on the boat for about four hours and was on the verge of being sick the whole time. The most enjoyable bit was when I took the helm and I got a feeling for the boat like I have a feel for my car."

"I could feel when it was at its perfect angle to the wind and by the end I was working out ways in which to reduce the boat's drag through the water. I loved it!" he added.

Meanwhile, talking about Sunday's European Grand Prix in Valencia, the 25-year-old, who has rocketed to the top of F1 drivers' standings after winning the Canadian Grand Prix, vowed to stay ahead of the pack and regain the championship title.

"I've been second in Valencia for the last two years, so I feel like I have some unfinished business," Hamilton said. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, June 25, 2010, 13:39 [IST]
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