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Hamilton to take 13,000-mile detour to watch disabled brother make racetrack debut

March 29, 2011 - Kuala Lumpur

McLaren's Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton will make a 13,000-mile round trip to England this weekend to watch his disabled younger brother, Nicolas, race.

Hamilton will watch 19-year-old Nicolas, who suffers from cerebral palsy, take part in his first race at Brands Hatch, where he makes his debut in the Renault Clio Cup.

The Renault Clio Cup is Britain's premier one-make saloon car series and breeding ground for drivers for the British Touring Car Championship.

"I am the closest person to him, but even I cannot comprehend what it must have been like to have the difficulties he has had. I'm so proud of him," The Telegraph quoted Hamilton, as saying.

"I'll just head back to see his qualifying and race and then pop back out. It's cool. I'll get to watch lots of movies on the plane. Physically, this is the best I've ever felt by a long way," he added.

The 26-year-old further insisted that it would not affect his preparation for the Malaysian Grand Prix, which will be held on April 10.


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