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Hamilton set for Schumi showdown

Hamilton set for Schumi showdown
Eurosport - Wed, 20 Jun 16:32:00 2007
British sensation Lewis Hamilton is being lined up for a head-to-head shoot-out with Formula One legend Michael Schumacher at the Race of Champions this winter.

The event, which is being held at Wembley Stadium in London for the first time on December 16, pits leading drivers from all walks of motorsport against each other in identical machinery around a two-by-two track.

And ROC founder Fredrik Johnsson revealed that detailed talks had taken place with the 22-year-old rookie, who has won the past two Formula One races on his way to a ten-point lead in the world championship, about competing in the event.

"We have spoken to Lewis and his father Anthony twice [about competing]. Both times after the Monaco Grand Prix," said Johnsson.

"He said that he was really keen to do it, although McLaren want him to concentrate only on Formula One at the moment.

"He's keen though and we hope we can get him. It would be the only time fans will get to see him compete against Michael Schumacher."

Schumacher, 38, who retired last year with seven world titles to his name, confirmed he would head the driver line-up, returning to the event for the first time since 2004, when he was beaten to the overall title by Renault driver Heikki Kovalainen.

"I enjoyed the atmosphere, both with the other drivers and in the stadium where the fans seemed to clearly enjoy themselves," said Schumacher.

Among the other stars confirmed for the event are Formula One drivers David Coulthard and Jenson Button, 1995 world rally champion Colin McRae and world touring car champion Andy Priaulx.
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i hope hamilton win this year's championship and maybe that'd lure MS back to f1...i'm sure MS's dying to race agains lewis..
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Alonso

Alonso , the best.

Alonso world champion two times.

A L O N S O is the champion!

Saludos a los aficionados del Liverpool FC de un betico del Real Betis Balompie
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Alonso , the best.

Alonso world champion two times.

A L O N S O is the champion!

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Alonso is a cry baby
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Doesn't matter - he's the slower of the two McLaren drivers, and not a particularly engaging personality (maybe in Spain, not elsewhere).

I still hope that Kimi has some sort of innocent mishap whereby he's unable to drive the car for a spell, and that MS climbs in his old seat...I've said elsewhere that I'd mortgage myself to the hilt in order to see an F1 race where both of these guys were in the field.
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Doesn't matter - he's the slower of the two McLaren drivers, and not a particularly engaging personality (maybe in Spain, not elsewhere).

I still hope that Kimi has some sort of innocent mishap whereby he's unable to drive the car for a spell, and that MS climbs in his old seat...I've said elsewhere that I'd mortgage myself to the hilt in order to see an F1 race where both of these guys were in the field.
Couldn't agree more
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How nice to see all the top drivers going for a friendly race. Alonso, kimi, lewis, massa, mika, rubens, and MS. all using the same car... but to each different specs. That will be nice!
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