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I was once one of you, F1 star Lewis Hamilton tells delighted IT bods

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Then he roasted HPE over gender gap

HPE Discover 2018 Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton used to be a PFY working on mainframes before his racing career took off, he revealed today during HPE's Discover conference in Madrid.

The British racing driver, who notched up yet another Grand Prix victory in Abu Dhabi last Saturday, was at the conference to talk about how HPE's tech support for the Mercedes AMG Petronas racing team had helped him speed to victory.

"I used to do IT," said Hamilton in an aside during an on-stage conversation with HPE chief exec Antonio Neri, whose passion outside work is cars and racing.

"My dad was into IT and worked for British Rail and then started his own company, with IT and network support.

I would go around to corporate companies and do all these test runs on their mainframes."

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