Apparently, Putin has a new passion: going fast and turning left.
In his latest publicity stunt aimed at proving, once again, that Vladimir Putin is more of a man than you'll ever be, the Russian Prime Minister drove a Formula 1 car at 149 mph. This drive, which took place on a track in the Leningrad oblast, lasted several hours.
After this drive, Putin signed an agreement to bring Formula 1 racing to Russia in the next 3-9 years.
Despite his near inhuman-awesomeness, Prime Minister Putin did not know how to drive a race car automatically, and was given some preliminary instruction before being turned loose on the track.