Lewis Hamilton meets the fans during Chinese GP practice delays
Last Updated: 07/04/17 11:10am
Lewis Hamilton took to the track just twice on Friday's abandoned day of practice at the Chinese GP - once in his Mercedes W08 and once on foot!
With the fans starved of track action on Friday as practice was curtailed on safety grounds, Hamilton was granted permission to cross the track during the Practice Two red flag and see the fans in the cavernous main Shanghai grandstand.
"I have an amazing following here so there's a lot of British flags out there and it's a real shame [there was no running]," Hamilton told Sky F1 after throwing signed baseball caps into the crowd.
"Everyone drives out its long way from the city and people have travelled from all over to come out. Obviously the weather's not great for us but they sit there patiently waiting. I did one lap in practice in P1 and then no laps in P2.
So sorry for all u either watching on TV or here at the track. We must find a solution to deal with weather issue.— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) April 7, 2017
"I'm just grateful that the FIA let me on the track to run across and get to the other side because I'm normally not allowed to do that."
Hit play on the video at the top to watch Hamilton's classy gesture!
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