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Jun 7, 2020
       
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F1 News: The old Spa bet between McLaren team-mates that proved Hamilton's class

By Jonathan Noble

Published on Sunday June 7th 2020 Formula 1 RSS feed

Heikki Kovalainen says a bet Lewis Hamilton won in 2009, in which he was the first to go flat through Eau Rouge out of the pits, proved his class.

Reflecting on his time as Hamilton's team-mate at McLaren in 2008 and 2009, Kovalainen says that he found himself always having to "stretch" to try to match the British driver.

And he says there is no better example of Hamilton's belief in his own abilities than a wager he made with Kovalainen ahead of the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix.

Speaking in the latest Beyond the Grid official F1 podcast, Kovalainen said: "We were at Spa, and the first prac...

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