Hilton Invites Formula One Fans To “Ask Lewis Hamilton”

Former World Champion Hamilton Will Field Questions In Exclusive Audience With Hilton Hotels

This information originated in American English.

June 21, 2010

MCLEAN, Va. -  Hilton Hotels is giving global travelers and Formula One (F1) fans a chance to have their F1 questions answered by Lewis Hamilton, the youngest world champion in the sport's history. The official hotel partner of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One Team, Hilton is hosting "An Audience with Lewis Hamilton," an exclusive Q&A session with Hamilton as the F1 season arrives in the United Kingdom. Fans can submit questions online at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/AskLewis through July 3.

Hamilton will field selected questions July 6, just days before engines rev at the Santander British Grand Prix. Hilton will publish video of the event and fans can follow Hamilton's responses in real time via the official Hilton Twitter feed - @HiltonOnline.

Hilton Hotels is also helping its guests get closer to the thrill of F1 racing with exclusive Grand Prix packages available at any of the Hilton brand's 26 Grand Prix hotels across the globe. In partnership with Thomas Cook Sport, fans can book hotel rooms, air travel and race passes through www.hilton.com/racing. Hilton serves more countries than any other upscale brand, with more than 530 hotels and resorts in 76 countries, and allows motorsport fans to enjoy Hilton hospitality at upcoming F1 events in Spain, Great Britain, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.

For the ultimate race experience, Hilton is offering Hilton HHonors members a chance to bid on a VIP trip to Grand Prix races around the world through online auctions. Remaining auctions include: Singapore (auction open August 16 - 29), São Paulo (auction open September 16 - 30), and Abu Dhabi (auction open September 27 - October 10). HHonors points used in all winning bids will be converted into donations to a global charity.

Formula One is the highest class of motor racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and its season contains 19 races across multiple continents. The 2010 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 Team is led by Hamilton and the reigning world champion, Jenson Button.

Motorsports enthusiasts should continue to check www.hilton.com/racing for exclusive videos, giveaways, race news and other interactive features throughout the entire race season. Fans can keep up with Hilton Racing throughout the F1 season through official Hilton social media channels on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Hilton) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/HiltonOnline).

John Forrest Ales, Hilton Hotels
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Murphy O'Brien Public Relations (for Hilton Hotels)
Leah Goldstein and Sarah Siler
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