Video: Russian Prime Minister hits 150 mph in F1 car

Russian Prime Minister hits 150 mph in F1 car

Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin recently put his foot down in a Formula One car and took it up to speeds of 150 mph. Would such a move be good for President Barack Obama’s image?

Following his party’s election defeat last week, Obama faces the hurdle of winning back support in red states. During his re-election run in 2004, President George W. Bush flaunted his support for “NASCAR America” and was given a nod in both liberal and conservative circles. Driving a NASCAR may help Obama connect with blue-collar America, says USAToday.

Taking advantage of Formula One, Putin knows that racing can be good for politics. He signed a deal last month with Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone to bring F1 racing to Russia starting in 2014.

Hit the jump for the video of Putin driving a Formula One car.

– By: Zain Haq

Source: USAToday