Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton take a 1966 Volkswagen Cargot on a roadtrip to Silverstone

We rarely see two teammates in Formula One – and two former world champions at that – have a good time around each other and make it all seem so genuine. We learned that firsthand from the failed Lewis Hamilton-Fernando Alonso fiasco a few years back that pretty much divided McLaren Mercedes in half.

But now that the team has two chaps that have an unabashed chemistry, McLaren’s principal sponsor, Vodafone, isn’t wasting the opportunity to put both Hamilton and teammate Jenson Button in front of a camera for a number of short documentaries to highlight their growing number of escapades.

The latest mini-documentary to be released by McLaren takes the antics of Lewis and Jenson out on the road on-board a 1966 Volkswagen Camper. The new spot featuring both drivers takes the two on a nice little drive to Silverstone where they do, among other things, stop over at a gas station to get their tanks filled, buy as many chocolate candies they could get their hands on, sign as many autographs as they can, and even give away free tickets for the Silverstone Grand Prix.

Check out these two fellas as they make their way over to Silverstone in an unconventional way.


Source: Vodafone

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  (392) posted on 03.12.2011

Great to know that these champions had established their relationship as friends despite of the tight competition. I would love to see more videos about these strong personalities.

  (619) posted on 10.22.2010

haha, looks like there having just fun while driving and its a good thing..Lewis Hemilton looks a good guy. like him.

  (407) posted on 09.9.2010

I’m really craving to have that kind of van.. it looks quite fun to drive one.

  (515) posted on 09.8.2010

I wonder if Jenson would have placed higher in the race had he entered the bus?

  (313) posted on 08.31.2010

That’s my favorite! VW bus type right?, you can design it in anyway you want on any circcumstances just like this one on the video.

  (309) posted on 08.27.2010

That’s a nice way to give a gift to someone whose celebrating a birthday on a gas shop. smiley those two are cool.

  (647) posted on 07.20.2010

well i hope they didn’t mind to pushed - start the van hehehe... VW is know for that kind of issue.

  (808) posted on 07.16.2010

hahaha this two champions are really enjoying their roadtrip on silverstone.

  (1332) posted on 07.15.2010

those two are a great couple hehehe just kiddin...

  (666) posted on 07.14.2010

I guess they are enjoying their road trip to silverstone.

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