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Hamilton's hound debuts in Spain

2013-05-10 08:12

BARCELONA, Spain - Lewis Hamilton brought his bulldog Roscoe to the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix on Thursday (May 9) but kept the jet-setting pet away from the paddock.

The 2008 World champion has obtained a special VIP pass for the animal, complete with a photograph of the dog wearing trendy headphones, but abandoned plans to bring the pet to April's 2013 Bahrain GP because Roscoe was reported to be feeling under the weather.

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The dog has acquired cult status for some Hamilton fans, with the Mercedes driver regularly posting photographs of him on Twitter.

Numerous 'fake' Twitter accounts have also sprung up in the animal's name.

Hamilton told reporters at the Circuit de Catalunya: "He's here. He went to the States with me and he came back the other day."

The Brit, who has a transatlantic relationship with American pop singer Nicole Scherzinger, said his pet was limping after doing the splits and had been to the vet. He was recovering and left in the care of Hamilton's father and stepmother.

"For some reason he's just always in the wars but he's much better today," said Hamilton

He added that Roscoe was resting in his motor home at the circuit.

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Reuters