Memories of the year: The ultimate car swap

Memories of the year: The ultimate car swap

In the first of AUTOSPORT's Memories of 2011, Andrew van de Burgt reminisces about a trip to one of the USA's most historic circuits in July, and a mega car swap involving Lewis Hamilton and Tony Stewart

Up and down the paddock the welcome was warm but incredulous. "Why have you come to Pocono? If you wanted to see a NASCAR race you should have gone to Bristol or Charlotte or Martinsville."

They were probably right, but none of those fine venues is a car ride away from Watkins Glen, where two days after the Pocono event Lewis Hamilton and Tony Stewart were swapping machines for a drive around the classic former home of the United States Grand Prix (East).

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