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Lewis Hamilton Swaps F1 For Red Arrows (PICTURES)

28/06/2013 09:45 BST | Updated 28/06/2013 09:52 BST

Lewis Hamilton swapped the track for the sky as the McLaren Mercedes driver enjoyed a training and flying session with Red Arrows ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 British Grand Prix.

Hamilton experienced a 30-minute flying session in Lincolnshire ahead of his bid for a second British Grand Prix victory.

"I was determined not to puke," Hamilton said. "I didn't but I felt very ill after the first run. We did loops, back turns, tunnel turns and rolls. The next time we went out I felt better but I nearly passed out because of the G-forces. They let me fly for a bit. I was c******g myself, hoping I didn't crash."

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The build-up to Sunday's race has been overshadowed by the "Testgate" controversy, while Marc Webber yesterday announced he will quit Red Bull at the end of the season.

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Former world champion Hamilton has not won at Silverstone since 2008. Webber has won two of the last three races at the legendary British track.

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