LEWIS?HAMILTON, the 2008 Formula One world champion, will be among a star-studded line-up of world famous presenters and motor sport legends at the inaugural Top Gear Festival in Barbados on May 17 and 18.
The British ace driver will take to the newly refurbished Bushy Park Circuit to join a host of challenges set by Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.
Hamilton, whose grandparents, on his father’s side are from Grenada, has an enviable career which includes records for the most consecutive podium finishes from debut, and most wins and pole positions in a debut season.
He was the youngest driver to win the F1 World Driver’s Championship.
At 29, his inclusion in the Top Gear Festival adds to an illustrious list of champions and race winners such as David Coulthard, Mark Webber, Mika Hakkinen, Jody Scheckter and Eddie Jordan, who have gone before him.
Saying that he cannot wait to touch down in Barbados for the Top Gear Festival, the Mercedes FI driver said he loved the island and had been on the TV show a few times and always had a lot of fun.
“I’m excited to experience the spirit of Top Gear at a live event. I can’t wait to see what Jeremy, James and Richard have in store for me,” he said.