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Quiz racing stars Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton

June 28th, 2011
12:33 AM ET

They're two of the most successful racing figures today and they don't have any plans on slowing down.

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton have been tearing up the racetracks with tremendous success and now they're turning their efforts to a new photographic exhibit to highlight the sport.

The new exhibition will be curated by Lewis and Button and feature stunning images from the British Grands Prix, including rarely seen shots from the legendary Getty Images archive.

In total there will be around 60 images on show that best sum up the enduring appeal of the British Grand Prix: the characters, the colour, the noise, the speed, the memories – but most of all, the passion.

Here's your chance to have your questions answered by these two racing legends. 

Please leave your questions below and be sure to tell us where you're writing from. 

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  1. amco

    Why are the Red Bull Renault´s apparently significantly faster on average than all of the other 2010 and 2011 F1 cars, even the other Renaults, on such a regular basis ? I expected that maybe by 2011 there would have been "catch up" on their tech "secrets", but now for 2 years they are supreme. (OK, Vettel drives well too, but firstly the cars must perform!).

    June 28, 2011 at 1:36 am | Reply
  2. Ben (Singapore)

    who would you rather see win the driver's title if you aren't in the running; your team mate or a rival from another team ?

    June 28, 2011 at 2:07 am | Reply
  3. jim

    hi i just would like to ask if racing and winning get the same feeling like having sex i only have a honda hornet 250 but rev up to 18000 and a very close feeling like having my girl on 2 wheels enjoy the passion

    June 28, 2011 at 4:16 am | Reply
  4. Chris Burgess

    The new rules state that engines will be turbo 6-cylinders. If you had your choice, what would be your ideal engine layout, with power figures?

    June 28, 2011 at 5:06 am | Reply
  5. Enlightning

    Do you still think you will be able to win the championship this season? Is the RedBull car much faster than the McLaren this season, or is it just luck that hasn't been on your side so far? It seems that Ferrari is re-emerging in the past couple races, what do you think about that?
    Good luck!!

    June 28, 2011 at 5:35 am | Reply
  6. Fred A. Lewis

    Both Jenson & Lewis have enjoyed young careers that started in karting and progressed through various ranks until they were promoted to the top ranks of Formula 1...

    Given that today, mainly as a result of the "no in-season testing" rules, there is little to NO way for a young driver to get any seat time to practice, learn ( forbearing the end of season young drivers test ) and or acquire any "behind the wheel skills"..

    How do they see the young drivers of tomorrow being able to move up and not be a menace on the track for the existing more experienced drivers ? Do they think that there should be a limited test program in place to acclimate new drivers? Should there be a junior formula ( F1.5 ) but with full-spec cars using a Team's officially designated reserve drivers participation ?

    ** Canadian expat living in & writing from Sapporo, Japan.....

    June 28, 2011 at 6:08 am | Reply
  7. Steven Stimmel

    What driver, current or former do you emulate the most?

    June 28, 2011 at 6:16 am | Reply
  8. Steven Stimmel

    If you were not driving Formula One cars, what would you be doing?

    June 28, 2011 at 6:17 am | Reply
  9. Steven Stimmel

    What type of street car do you drive?

    June 28, 2011 at 6:18 am | Reply
  10. Steven Stimmel

    What recent technology has enhanced F1 the most?

    June 28, 2011 at 6:20 am | Reply
  11. Morris

    You guys are passionate and merciless when on the racing track, yet you still maintain a tremendous amount of respect for each other, how do you manage to do that. After Canada, most people thought that there would be animosity between you, but you were together in the victory photo after the race, how do you manage to walk away from incidents like that still respecting each other?

    June 28, 2011 at 6:58 am | Reply
  12. Charlie Tufts

    Hi I'm writing from Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam.
    Great fan of both of you, great job this year trying to keep pace with an incredible run by Red Bull. I realize that you need to be politically correct with this, but of the current circuit, which is your favorite track and why?
    Good luck to both of you for the remainder of the season.


    June 28, 2011 at 8:03 am | Reply

    What do make of the proposed smaller enjin's and reduction in revs for the 2013 season.

    South Africa

    June 28, 2011 at 8:47 am | Reply
  14. Fares Atassi

    From Paris.

    How will you stop Sebastian Vettel?

    June 28, 2011 at 8:58 am | Reply
  15. Jurgen Brul

    Hello Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton on the following questions:

    – How will your European Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team Improve their 2011-2012 Racecars in order that they can Beat the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) Supersonic Airplane, which Flies from Paris to Tokyo in 2.5 hours?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011 and beyond?

    I am awaiting Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton replies.

    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Nativity country: Suriname

    June 28, 2011 at 10:20 am | Reply
  16. Antony Masters

    If either one of you, were to drive a Red Bull next to Vettel as a teammate, I would be convinced that either one of you could be faster than Vettel. Not only would it prove as to who would be the better driver,
    but it would show as to who's got the finesse in his hands when turning the corners and who's got the stamina to push the pedal when absolutely needed. It's the fine line as to who can be as good as Clark and certainly A. Senna, when push comes to shove. Good luck guys, you both deserve it !

    June 28, 2011 at 10:26 am | Reply
  17. Pete Lansdell (UK)

    I love F1 and am a particular fan of JB, having followed your career since I first saw you race at Clay Pigeon, near Yeovil. I have managed to attend four GPs so far, but as they are so expensive it takes a good 3-4 years of saving before I can afford to go. If it were in your power, how would you make attendance at a GP more affordable for the average fan, especially in countries such as Turkey where crowd sizes are an issue?

    June 28, 2011 at 10:50 am | Reply
  18. Azariah

    To both Hamilton and Jenson,What is/are your master plan(s) to win the championship twice or thrice at least because once is not enough?Have you reached your maximum potentiels yet?

    June 28, 2011 at 11:05 am | Reply
  19. Mika Vale

    I'm a massive fan, so please don't misinterpret the question, but I wonder how you feel about the massive salaries that professional atheletes, especially Formula 1 dirvers, receive. We are constantly inundated by stories of government debt, underpaid teachers, and underfunded aid programmes, while subsequently being informed of the latest 100 million pound sports salary. Where do you see yourselves fitting in this society with regard to your wealth (again, please don't take this as criticism; I'd happily swap salaries!)?

    June 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Reply
  20. JAMES Campbell

    To Mr Hamilton : What is your link to Grenada...what do you like about this small Island? We love you.

    June 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Reply
  21. Peter

    Some time ago, someone I know sat next to Jensen on a plane and was completely unaware of who he was. He asked what Jensen did and suggested that maybe it would be wise to 'get an education' before embarking on an uncertain career in car racing. The story has resulted in a lot of smiles since. However, in seriousness how do each of you look ahead to your post-racing days?

    June 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Reply
  22. Rob

    Hello gentlemen, and congratulations on your successful careers.

    The recent turmoil in the Middle East has shown that despite the new global economy, there are still many localized areas where economic freedom and human rights are suppressed by governments who refuse to hear the will of the people. As representatives of a global brand (F1), do you feel that those people look to you for support or inspiration as they seek to make their lives better, and do you in fact receive messages from people in those such places?

    June 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Reply
  23. Peter Brewer

    Are the F1 cars close to driver overload?
    Car cockpits are looking more like an Boeing 747 flight deck everyday.
    Peter, Toronto, Canada.

    June 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Reply

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