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Old 10th December 2009, 16:19   #1
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Source: Top 20 sporting moments of the decade: Lewis Hamilton wins F1 world title - Telegraph

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By Lewis Hamilton's standards, 165,000 isn't a big deal. But for a middle-aged bloke from Peterborough, it most certainly is. Richard Hopkins spotted Hamilton's ability when he raced go-karts against his son, Evan, at the age of 13. In 1998 he placed a 200 bet with odds of 200/1 on Hamilton winning his first Formula One race by the time he was 23, which he achieved in 2007 aged 22. That won Mr Hopkins 40,000. At the same time he bet 100 at odds of 500/1 that Hamilton would become world champion by 25. When Hamilton passed Timo Glock in the dying seconds of the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, Mr Hopkins claimed a further 50,000. Mr Hopkins was so confident that his predictions would come true that he took a third bet out in 1998 - that Hamilton would achieve both. His 50 flutter at odds of 1,500/1 won him 75,000. All in all it means his son's day at the go-kart track netted him 165,000.
This guy is incredible. It takes quite some skill to spot talent so well.

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He's betting on me to break Schumacher's 7 time WC record.
Lucky guy!
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Wonder what he told his son! "Son, I'm sorry but you suck so I'd rather bet on Lewis here. How about a nice hug?"
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