“For me, it was very reminiscent of when I was a kid on Blue Peter, and it was really cool, because we all share, more in common than we probably think, other than the fact that we’re pure racers. But it’s very rare that we all get to do things like that, so it was it was fun.”
But who won the race?
“It was just a bit of fun,” Ocon admitted.
Hamilton retorted: “We were all spinning around – but I wasn’t far off your pace!”
Ocon then added: “I was super-impressed because he hasn’t done it for years.
“And he was like: ‘yeah, start slow,” and all that.
“Because I practice a lot, like I’m constantly on it, and straight away, like first braking points, he nails it. So, you know, that’s more than impressive.”
Despite getting up to pace quickly, Hamilton conceded that he “flipped it a lot of times!”
“But I think I had a softer set-up,” he continued.
Ocon agreed, saying: “Yeah, he had a softer set-up.”
It’s clear that Hamilton and Ocon enjoyed their time RC racing and the ability to unwind before this weekend’s true racing action gets underway.
Check out Hamilton and Ocon’s mini-race via the gallery below (photos courtesy of XPB Images).