Meet Lewis Hamilton, The Car

From Formula 1 to Cars 2...

Okay guys, you know the drill. We’ve got some new Cars 2 characters to share with you, and a little turntable video too. But they’re not just any old new Cars 2 characters, no sir. One’s Lewis Hamilton. No... really.

In a cameo perhaps we all should have seen coming, the young Formula 1 racer looks like he’s going to appear in the movie too, no doubt as part of the movie’s centre piece, the world Grand Prix, which will see Mater and Lightning in Tokyo, Porto Corsa, Paris and London.

The other new member of the gang is David Hobbscap, who’s another British speedster, this time representing those maddogs from Royal Leamington Spa in the form of a smart-looking Jaguar E-Type. Needless to say, much like his real-life counterpart, he’s a racing commentator, joining his fellow announcer Darrel Cartrip in the press box.

Here’s the Lewis Hamilton turntable for you, then check out the official pics and descriptions beneath that.

Lewis Hamilton (voice of Lewis Hamilton)

Lewis Hamilton, the famously sleek and seriously fast #2 Grand Touring Sports champion, has been a determined and winning racer for nearly his entire young life. Like all youngster cars, Lewis spent his childhood going to school, taking karate lessons and winning the British Karting Championship by the age of 10. Today, the celebrated native Brit continues to bring an exceptional work ethic and soft-spoken confidence to the race course where his extraordinary achievements speak for themselves via a spotless track record on the junior and professional circuits. With his striking metallic black and yellow paint scheme, Lewis will represent Great Britain at the World Grand Prix. His car also carries the flag of Grenada, home to his family who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s. His unrivaled technical skills, natural speed ability and cool, karate-inspired attitude make him a powerful contender too.

David Hobbscap (voice of David Hobbs)

As a handsome forest green 1963 Jaguar Coombs Lightweight E-Type, David Hobbscap, originally from Royal Leamington Spa, England, is a worldwide racing luminary. His 30-year career in professional racing spans the globe and all types of motorsports. Now David shares that priceless knowledge as an announcer, where he’s also well known for providing comic relief during race broadcasts. A former champion with 20 starts at 24 Hours of Le Mans, his storytelling comes from personal experience. Anything but your ordinary television sportscaster, David can’t wait to enlighten and entertain the World Grand Prix audiences.

Cars 2 will drive headlong into your local picture houses come July 22.