Now can Hamilton win over the USA? Lewis Hamilton, it seems, has not yet conquered the world. A stampede of TV cameras confirms his status as one of the planet’s most desirable interviewees but it’s not enough to excite the doyen of American talk shows.
David Letterman’s eponymous Late Show was given the chance to talk to Britain’s Formula One phenomenon on CBS but they turned it down.
Their reasoning was that Dario Franchitti, the Indy 500 winner from Scotland, was on recently and you can have too much of a good thing.
Snubbed once in the States, Hamilton is determined to triumph in Sunday’s American Grand Prix at Indianapolis — self-styled, with typical American understatement, as the ‘Motor Racing Capital of the World’.
The McLaren driver, who claimed a sensational victory in Canada last weekend, said: ‘It still hasn’t really sunk in that I have won my first race. It was an amazing time for me and it is fantastic that we are racing again so soon.
"Indianapolis Motor Speedway is another tough circuit on the cars. I hope we are as competitive but until we get out on the circuit on Friday we can’t really predict how it is going to go.
"I am really excited to be racing at Indy. It is such a legendary venue. You can’t escape the history here and I am looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere for the first time.
"The track has the unique characteristic of the banking but from what I hear it doesn’t have a massive impact on the cars. But it will be pretty cool!" More at the Daily Mall
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