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Usain Bolt gets a fright from Hamilton on a speedy lap of the US Grand Prix

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He might be the fastest man on the planet, but former Jamaican sprinter, the recently-retired Usain Bolt was given a scare when he was whizzed around the circuit of the US Grand Prix by Lewis Hamilton.

The pair participated in a pre-race stunt, where Hamilton took Bolt for a lap in a Mercedes ahead of the race - scroll down to see the video.

Hamilton finished on top of the podium in Austin, as the Brit edges closer to a fourth Drivers' Championship title in his racing career. 

Following the stunt, Hamilton said: "I was on the limit. We nearly crashed several times. I wasn’t looking where I was going. Don’t do that at home.

"He may be the fastest dude in the world, but I thought I would scare him. He had to retire before risking doing that with me, but it’s an honour to have him here."

Bolt, who won eight Olympic Gold medals during his Athletics career, which ended at the London Anniversary games earlier in the summer, expressed his fear in the video, which was posted on his Instagram page.

31-year-old Bolt said: "I wasn't ready. You tried to kill me. I made it, but you tried to kill me."

Watch Hamilton scare the life out of Bolt

Following his retirement after a star-studded stint in Athletics, Bolt is on the hunt to kick-start a career in professional football, in what is an ambitious move.

According to reports in the Daily Mail, Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are considering offering a trial to Bolt.

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Speaking about his plans for a career in football, Bolt said: "For me it’s a personal goal. I don’t care what people think about it. I’m not going to lie to myself. I’m not going to be stupid.

"If I feel I can’t do it, I’m going to say, “You know what, forget this.” I'm not trying to embarrass myself. But if I go out there and feel I can do this then I will give it a try. It’s a dream and another chapter of my life."

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