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F1 star Hamilton's 'heart racing' during Arsenal five-a-side

Lewis Hamilton admitted he felt star-struck and nervous during a five-a-side match with Arsenal legends on Monday.

The Formula One champion captained an Arsenal legends side consisting of Sol Campbell, Ray Parlour, Robert Pires and Soccer AM personality Tubes against Thierry Henry and his Sky Sports colleagues Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Paul Merson with Carlo Cudicini in goal.

The match ended 5-5 before a penalty shootout, which Henry's side won, prompting humble words from Hamilton who usually mixes it with the most confident sportsmen in the world on the F1 circuit.

"It was great, my heart was racing quite a lot throughout the whole thing," he told Sky Sports.

"It was so much fun getting to play with all these guys on the pitch after you've been watching them for so many years, it was very surreal."

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