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Hamilton and Stewart to car swap

Former Formula One World champion Lewis Hamilton and former two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will car swap in an exhibition for sponsors Mobil 1 in July.

The McLaren driver is set to travel to American track Watkins Glen International and will drive Stewart’s Chevrolet Impala, Stewart's team will set the car up for Lewis and the British driver will have his first experience of an American stock car.

Stewart will drive Lewis Hamilton's 2010 McLaren, with mechanics travelling over to the States to set the car up for Stewart, who does have experience in single seat cars having previously been the 1997 Indy Car champion.

A similar exhibition was done in 2003 when Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya swapped cars.

Montoya has since made the switch permanently as he made the move to NASCAR in 2007 after he left McLaren and Formula One.








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