This is cool!

Obviously, this PR stunt has been much ballyhooed, but it ends up being quite fun to watch. Love that it’s at the Glen (the long course, no less), a track that’s near and dear to our hearts. The corners look awfully fast seen from the on-board camera on the Formula 1 car.

Formula 1™’s Hamilton & NASCAR’s Stewart Trade Rides in “Mobil 1 Car Swap”
Shared Mobil 1 lubricant technology partner paired champion drivers today for exhibition at Watkins Glen International®

Mobil 1 brought Formula 1™ World Champion Driver Lewis Hamilton and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart together earlier today to swap race cars at the legendary Watkins Glen International in the Finger Lakes Region of New York in the United States.

The teams’ shared lubricant technology partner, Mobil 1, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, orchestrated the event to showcase the Mobil 1 brand’s more than 30 years of supporting motorsports champions and renowned race teams worldwide.

In front of a crowd of enthusiastic race fans and motorsports journalists from around the globe, Hamilton took laps in Stewart’s No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet Impala, while Stewart climbed into the cockpit of the team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-23.

The drivers each enjoyed a few laps around the long course at The Glen, experiencing the 3.4-mile, 11-turn lap circuit.


~ by velofinds on June 17, 2011.

One Response to “This is cool!”

  1. Very nice driving by both of them.
    God I wish we had a good American driver in F1, and I really wish NASCAR had more road course races. Then it might actually be watchable…

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