Hamilton visits whisky sites

Hundreds of workers at the Diageo plant in Glasgow have had a special treat this morning, thanks to Formula One’s world champion.

Lewis Hamilton gave them a thrilling demonstration of his title-winning McLaren-Mercedes car – the first time it has appeared in Scotland- outside the Shieldhall factory.

He says he was delighted to put on the show and thank the staff for their support.

Hundreds of workers at the Diageo plant in Glasgow have had a special treat this morning, thanks to Formula One's world champion.

He said: “I’m very excited to be here and I’ve been working with Johnnie Walker now for a couple of years but it’s the first time I’ve been up here in Glasgow at Shieldhall, and I get to do a bit of a demonstration. I was driving the car yesterday, the actual 2009 car, but to do the doughnuts, you don’t actually get to do that on a real racetrack.”

The Johnnie Walker brand is one of the sponsors of the Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes team, to promote a responsible drinking message.

After the fun of today, the hard work of developing the new car begins for Lewis ahead of the Australian Grand Prix in March. source

Chris: Johnnie Walker should be careful. If they give him too many complimentary bottles, he will be doing Donuts at the Australian Grand Prix in March.

Lucas: He is a donut.

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