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The Eau Rouge bet between Kovalainen and Hamilton

Former McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen has revealed how a bet on how quickly Lewis Hamilton could take Eau Rouge made him a believer. Ahead of the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix, Hamilton made a bet with then-team-mate Kovalainen on how quickly he could take the sweeping high-speed Eau Rouge corner on the first lap out of the pits during FP1. Kovalainen lost the bet, but you probably guessed that already. Speaking in the latest Beyond the Grid F1 podcast, Kovalainen said: “We were at Spa, and the first practice was just about to start, and I think Lewis came to me and said: 'Would you like to do a bet, just on the out lap, that who goes faster through Eau Rouge straight out of the box?...
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