Lewis Hamilton would 'really like' to try his hand at NASCAR

The two-time Formula 1 World Champion has once again expressed an interest in trying out NASCAR one day.

Two-time Formula 1 World Champion and current points leader Lewis Hamilton has expressed an interest in racing NASCAR in the future. He didn't say he'd like to jump ship and commit to the full schedule (sorry Rosberg fans), but would be willing to test the waters.

While speaking with the British website Mirror about his childhood aspirations to race motorbikes, he said "I’d really like to do a NASCAR race one day."

This revelation isn't something that should be all that surprising though. The 30-year-old swapped cars with three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart in 2011 as part of promotional event for mutual sponsor, Mobil 1. Hamilton thoroughly enjoyed the experience and held his own in the stock car in wet conditions at Watkins Glen.

Raikkonen's NASCAR experiment

He wouldn't be the first Formula 1 driver to have a go at NASCAR either. Looking at a few of the more recent ones... 2007 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen made two starts in 2011, finishing 15th in his Truck debut and 27th in his Xfinity debut - the end of his NASCAR experiment (for now).

Montoya commits 

Juan Pablo Montoya, who has seven wins in Formula 1, raced NASCAR for nearly a decade, winning twice at the Cup level and once in the Xfinity Series. He also led over 1100 laps in his time at the Cup level.

Villeneuve comes close 

Then there's 1997 Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, who has four starts in Cup with a best result of 21st and multiple impressive performances on the road courses over the years on the Xfinity side, but no wins.

Piquet finds Victory Lane

Recently crowned FIA Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr., who ran Formula 1 in 2008 and 2009, has two wins at the Truck level, as well as one in Xfinity (plus one at Bristol in K&N East). What makes the Truck wins more impressive is the fact that they both came at ovals, something even Montoya failed to accomplish.

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Series NASCAR Cup , Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton
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