Putin puts foot down in Formula One car, speeds up to 240 km/h

The Russian PM Vladimir Putin seems to be looking to become the fastest politician in the world. His need for speed was fulfilled in St. Petersburg, where he took to the track on four wheels. He reached speeds of up to 240 km/h (150 mph) in a Formula One car, after a full safety rundown from trained professionals. This sudden interest in racing comes after Russia’s successful bid to hold an F1 event after the Sochi Olympics in 2014. A deal for a Russia’s first Grand Prix in Sochi was signed three weeks ago.

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