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Formula 1

Hamilton's brother claims final BTCC seat

Nicholas Hamilton, who is the brother of seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will race in the 2021 BTCC championship.

The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) has just announced that Nicholas Hamilton, brother of F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, will compete full-time in the series once again taking the last spot on the grid.

Nicholas Hamilton, who suffers from cerebral palsy, made his competitive racing debut in 2011 racing the Renault Clio Cup championship in the U.K. After a steady but unspectacular career he made the ascent into Britain's premiere racing championship the BTCC.

The 2021 season will mark Hamilton's third year in the series with the British driver racing for ROKIT Racing with Team HARD who he raced for the previous year. The team will take part in the championship using Seat's Cupra after doing away with their Volkswagen CCs midway through last season.

“I am enormously proud to be back on the BTCC grid this year,” Hamilton said to the BTCC website.

"A lot of hard work and physical conditioning ensures I can participate in the sport. Having accomplished some great personal results last year, in what was a difficult car to drive, I cannot wait to get behind the wheel of our new Cupra Leon and start a new chapter with Team HARD."

The BTCC season will kick off at the Thurxton race circuit on May 8, 2021.


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