The F1 drivers are clearly making the most of their time in America ahead of the Austin Grand Prix. Yesterday, we saw McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo arriving on a horse, and now Mercedes have released a promotional video of Lewis Hamilton racing a jet in his 2021 W12, in partnership with the IWC watches.
The seven-time world champion took on the Top Gun jet in a drag race and was then seen flying in the passenger seat of the jet shouting “woohoo” with excitement.
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This is sure to make fans even more disappointed that they didn’t get to see Hamilton in Top Gun: Maverick. Hamilton explained in a recent interview with Vanity Fair his conversation with Tom Cruise to try and land a role in the film. He said to Cruise:
“I don’t care what role it is. I’ll even sweep something, be a cleaner in the back.”
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Lewis Hamilton Jet
Cruise did come through and offer Hamilton a role as a fighter pilot, but unfortunately things did not line up as filming started as the F1 season was still in full swing.