Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton took Usain Bolt for a stunt ride in a $200,000 Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton and Usain BoltGetty ImagesUsain Bolt and Lewis Hamilton.
  • Lewis Hamilton showed Usain Bolt how to do an iconic stunt at the Circuit of the Americas race track on Sunday.
  • Three-time Formula 1 world champion Hamilton went on to win the United States Grand Prix by 10.143 seconds.
  • Hamilton was even interviewed by former Olympic sprinter Bolt after the race.


Three-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton took former sprinter Usain Bolt for a spin on Sunday — literally.

Ahead of the United States Grand Prix, Hamilton showed Bolt how to do doughnuts in a bright green Mercedes AMG GTR — a car which has a retail price of $US200,000 (£151.800).

You can watch the stunt here:

After showing Bolt how to do a “doughnut,” Hamilton took the former eight-time Olympic gold medalist for a lap around the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin, Texas.

According to Sky Sports, Hamilton said he wanted to “scare [Bolt] to death.”

Bolt said: “I wasn’t ready for that… [it] was a little bit scary. I was screaming a little bit.”

Usain Bolt and Lewis HamiltonGetty ImagesHamilton wanted to scare Bolt ‘to death.’

Hamilton started the United States Grand Prix from pole position and maintained his advantage to finish 10.143 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, Sebastian Vettel.

When Bolt interviewed Hamilton after the race, he said: “What a beautiful day. I love this track and I think it is now my favourite.”

Hamilton’s victory means that he will win a fourth Formula 1 world title providing he finishes in the top five at the next Grand Prix in Mexico City on October 29.

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