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Lewis Hamilton at Farnborough Airshow

Lewis Hamilton at Farnborough Airshow

Lewis Hamilton - number one driver for the McLaren Mercedes Formula One team – made his appearance at the Airshow as a Bombardier Learjet Brand Ambassador behind the wheel of his team car, driving down the runway with a Learjet 60XR 200 feet above his head.

Learjet against racing car certainly made for an exciting start to this year’s Farnborough International Airshow which, in its diamond anniversary year, is looking as if it will the biggest and best show yet.

Talking after the display Hamilton told BBC reporters: “Normally when I’m on the runway the planes are landing so I was a little bit nervous, but I was sitting in my car, they told me to go and I booted it to 280 km/h.”

Hamilton continued: “I was sitting there on the limiter, I couldn’t see where the plane was but I heard it was very, very good.”

Photo courtesy: Farnborough International Airshow

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