British Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton burned rubber in a head-to-head race with a Bombardier Learjet down the mile-and-a-half runway at Farnborough yesterday.
The British Grand Prix winner, who is leading the F1 World Championship, raced his McLaren Mercedes at around 175mph with the Learjet flying 200ft overhead.

“Between driving the McLaren and travelling to my race destinations in the Learjet, I’ve grown quite used to spending time in high performance machines,” says Hamilton.

“This event really illustrates my role as the Learjet brand ambassador and brings home the message that speed is everything.

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“Farnborough is my favourite airport; the people here are like my extended family. The Learjet means I can get to where I need to be, get the job done and get home quickly,” adds Hamilton.

Bombardier’s Business Aircraft president Steven Ridolfi says: “What a fantastic event and what an amazing highlight in the year of the Learjet celebrations. Like Lewis, the Learjet brand is leading the way in the arena of corporate aviation, making the two a perfect pair.”

Source: Flight International