F-1 Beats Lear 60?


Britain’s Formula 1 hero and brand ambassador for Bombardier Lewis Hamilton took on the Canadian airframer’s iconic Learjet 60 in a special one off head-to-head challenge at the Farnborough International Airshow Monday. Hamilton tore his McLaren Mercedes around the runway at 175mph, competing against the Learjet some 200ft above him and “winning” the race.

Hamilton enjoyed the race and said: “This event really illustrates my role as the Learjet brand ambassador and brings home the message that speed is everything.” Bombardier’s Business Aircraft president Steven Ridolfi added: “Like Lewis, the Learjet brand is leading the way in the arena of corporate aviation, making the two a perfect pair.”