WATCH: When Usain Bolt Got the Ride of His Lifetime with Lewis Hamilton

Published 10/04/2021, 2:45 PM EDT

In a throwback video, the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt, gets a taste of his own medicine. Riding pillion with Formula 1 legend, Lewis Hamilton, the two stars got together for some crazy AMG action in Austin, Texas.


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The most successful Formula One racer, Lewis Hamilton, has a joint 7 World Driver’s Championship Titles to his name. On the other hand, and a step further, ‘Lightning Bolt’ is an 8 time Olympic Gold medalist himself.


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“He tried to kill me”- Usain Bolt on riding with Hamilton

Imagining Bolt with Hamilton is a blast on its own. The video presents Usain Bolt (Speed King, 2 legs) sharing frame with Lewis Hamilton (Speed King, 4 wheels).

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 15: Usain Bolt during the International Friendly match between England and United States at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

As the ride begins, fans find Bolt enjoying his time on the racing track. However, later in the video, Bolt’s nervousness and fearfulness were on full display.

“I need to get this traction control off,” said Lewis.

“Don’t take that off! No! Don’t turn it off!” Bolt yelled at the top of his voice. “Dear God, please be on! Please be on, please be on, please be on.”

All in all, it turned out to be an exciting day in his life. He seemed to have enjoyed the whole ride and was smiling throughout.

“Oh my God, he tried to kill me!” said Bolt jokingly after the ride.

“You’re still alive bro,” replied Lewis with a laugh.


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Bolt’s Astounding Car Collection


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The fastest man on earth, Bolt, has a strong affinity for Ferraris. Notably, he has invested in an extensive collection over the last few years, including a custom Ferrari California convertible that cost him $190,000. He also took a liking to Ferrari 458 Italia, so much so, that he bought a whole handful of them.

BEIJING – AUGUST 20: Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after breaking the world record with a time of 19.30 to win the gold medal in the Men’s 200m Final at the National Stadium during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 20, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

He has been spotted a lot of times in his Ferrari F30 Spider, which seems to have become his favorite.


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It is no surprise that the fastest man alive chooses the fastest car there is. However, it will be a surprise to see him ride with Lewis Hamilton ever again, given his last experience.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.