While animals are usually banned from racetracks, Ecclestone has revealed that Hamilton will be granted a pass, which will allow the Mercedes driver to take his dog into the paddock behind the pits.
"He has [asked for a pass] and, yes, he will get it," Ecclestone told Formula1.com. "I am a huge fan of bulldogs. I have told him that I would also be happy giving the dog a pass for the grid. And I will be happy to look after the dog while he is racing."
The new F1 season gets underway this weekend at the Australian Grand Prix.