In a historic moment between two racing legends, nine-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi swapped machinery with six-time Formula One™ World Champion Lewis Hamilton.
Rossi got behind the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+, which Hamilton drove to the drivers’ title in 2017. Hamilton rode the same 2019 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1 bike that Rossi piloted in November’s MotoGP season finale.
“I was a big fan of Lewis’ before but now I am even more,” Rossi said. “We had a fantastic day where the two top classes of motorsports not only met but worked together. I felt like a real F1 driver for a day. I didn’t want the day to end.”
“It’s so awesome to see a legend like Valentino in the car,” Hamilton said. “I’m excited for him … It was so cool to be out on track and see Valentino ahead of me on the same bike.”
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