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Winning formula – Stevenage man in bet of the decade

In 1998 a man watched his son soundly beaten in a go-kart race by a very fast young driver. He went to the bookies and asked to put a bet on this kid winning a Formula One race before he reached the age of 23. William Hill laughed him out of the shop, but Ladbrokes gave him odds of 200-1.

After this month’s Montreal Grand Prix, where 22 year-old Lewis Hamilton recorded his first victory, the chap called up Ladbrokes to claim his winnings – £40,200…

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