ROC Wembley 2008 included many exhibitions and demo runs, including Lewis Hamilton in his McLaren Mercedes F1. Hamilton, the youngest ever F1 World Champion, was scheduled to face off against Beijing Olympic cycling hero Chris Hoy, on his racing bike, in a unique Man vs Machine challenge. However, the challenge was called off after concerns about the slippery surface of the track.
“When I tried out the track on Wednesday, conditions were perfect,” explained Hoy. “But, thanks to the heavy rain yesterday, and the oil dropped on the track earlier today, I feel the track is too slippery for me to compete, despite the very best efforts of the ROC organisers.”
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|Channel||Race Of Champions|
|Program||On The Line|
|Episode title||ROC Wembley 2008 - Chris Hoy vs Lewis Hamilton|
|Date added||15 January 2021|
|Original date||8 December 2008|