GALLERY: F1 boss Tony Fernandes and MTV’s Laura Whitmore amongst Olympic torchbearers in Huntingdon

FORMULA 1 Caterham boss Tony Fernandes took time out from the British Grand Prix preparations to run with the Olympic torch in Huntingdon this morning (Sunday).

The QPR chairman smiled as he took over responsibility of the flame from 17-year-old Matthew Dawson and ran through down Hartford Road. He passed the torch over to MTV presenter Laura Whitmore.

He said: “What an amazing feeling. Really enjoyed it, but any longer I may have struggled.”

The other runners in Huntingdon were Melanie Hare, Reg Whitaker, 91, from Warboys, Catherine Potterton, Jonathan Edwards, Bryn Percival, from Huntingdon, Dilshan Senanayake, Sara Dunling and Catherine Eastham.

Wendy Hopkins, 75, from Great Paxton, said: “The torch wasn’t going through St Neots so we came here to watch the relay. We were one of the first to turn up, at 7am, but the crowd is huge now. It’s been a great atmosphere.”


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Nine-year-old Katie Strange, of Godmanchester, told The Hunts Post: “It’s never going to come through the town again so we had to come. It’s incredible.”

You can e-mail your views and pictures of the torch relay to editor@huntspost.co.uk

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