It’s the 28th June 2008, and this is F1Minute.
A slow news day today, but even when F1 isn’t hitting the headlines, McLaren and Lewis Hamilton still are. This time he has been involved in a crash, not on track but on the water. Taking part in the Round the Island race which goes around the Isle of Wight, Hamilton was on board the boat of McLaren sponsor Hugo Boss. Before the yacht race even started, he and his fellow sailors had collided with another boat, but the damage was not extensive enough to stop them from competing. They went on to apparently win the race.
However, controversy isn’t limited to Formula 1, as a complaint from the team who were hit saw the Hugo Boss crew disqualified six hours after the race had been completed.
Elsewhere, Murray Walker is being given a star on the Walk of Fame at his home city of Birmingham. The star is in recognition of his achievements and his fame. The BBC article reporting this story ends with: “Other West Midlands celebrities to have been given a star on the Walk of Fame include rock stars Ozzie Osbourne and Noddy Holder and comedian Jasper Carrott.”
That’s all for today, please join me again tomorrow for another F1Minute.
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