Ex-F1 driver races Lamborghini Aventador against F-16 fighter jet

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Jun 15, 2012

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What do Formula 1 drivers do once they've left the sport? Some continue their racing career in other series, while others bank on the celebrity status the sport has given them and parlay it into a lucrative career outside of motorsports. Former Minardi driver Nicolas Kiesa did both.

After a short, five-race stint with Minardi in the 2003 Formula 1 season, Kiesa was passed over by the team for the 2004 season, although he remained close to the outfit by promoting its two-seater F1 car program. After taking on testing duties for Jordan in the 2005 season, Kiesa moved to the ALMS and DTM series until a motocross accident in 2006 sidelined him from competing on an international level permanently.

In his home country of Denmark, however, Kiesa remains a celebrity, doing commentary work for F1 races. Recently, he worked with Dutch motoring website Bilsmesser.dk, getting behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Aventador and racing it against an F-16 fighter plane of the Royal Danish Air Force.

Watch the videos below to see how the race went down.

 

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