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 |  Mar 29 2011, 12:56 PM

With Cars 2 hitting theatres June 24, Disney has announced the latest racer to get his own character in the highly anticipate sequel – Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton’s character will be sporting a McLaren MP4-12C-like body and a British Racing Green paint scheme. And the British F1 racer is pretty pumped about his part, as he took to Twitter to announce it: “Hey guys, big news — I’m going to be in @DisneyPixar’s Cars2! Take a look at my car… This is wicked;)

Says Pixar on the addition: “The celebrated native Brit continues to bring an exceptional work ethic and soft-spoken confidence to the race course, where his extraordinary achievements speak for themselves via a spotless track record on the junior and professional circuits.”

In the sequel to the popular Pixar film, Lighting McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and Mater the tow truck (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) leave home to take part in the first ever World Grand Prix. Other Brit stars set to feature in the film include Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave and Eddie Izzard.

[Source: Jalopnik]