Get up close to Lewis Hamilton at museum’s celebration show

Events and exhibitions manager Dale Johnston by the display
Events and exhibitions manager Dale Johnston by the display

Items significant to the success of Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton are on display at Banbury Museum.

After winning the FIA Formula One World Championship in style last season with 11 race wins, Hamilton then went on to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

To celebrate the achievements of the Brackley-based Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver and his teammates, the museum is exhibiting a special collection of Hamilton items for a limited time only. For four weeks items worn by Hamilton, including the race suit and boots worn at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix where he became 2014 Formula One World Champion, will be on show.

Also on display is his iconic yellow helmet from the 2013 season and his Nomex protective clothing.

The exhibition opened on Saturday and will remain open Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm until February 21.

Paddy Lowe, Executive Director (Technical) of Mercedes AMG Petronas, said: “Formula One is one of the biggest global sports but it’s also a big success story for our local area around Brackley. We were very proud to secure a double world championship victory in 2014, the first of its kind for Mercedes-Benz in over a century of racing history.

“And we are equally pleased to be able to give people in our local community the opportunity to relive Lewis’ historic achievement through this exhibition over the coming weeks. Even the driver equipment used in Formula One contains advanced technology and I hope people will enjoy seeing these unique items up close.”