Dignitaries put their foot down
Updated: 2014-04-17 08:33
Chinese motor racing fans have the chance to see professional drivers and luxury cars at the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai this weekend. Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso share the record for most wins, with two each, since the race began in 2004, and Auto Shanghai, held every two years since its inception in 1985, and has become the biggest auto show in Asia. Dignitaries from around the world, who are also car fans, also get their thrills but in differing ways.
Russian then prime minister Vladimir Putin test drives an F1 car in the Leningrad region. He was behind the wheel for a few hours on a special track at the maximum speed of 240 km/h, Nov 7, 2010. [Photo/icpress.cn]