Jay Leno in a McLaren Formula 1 car

Austin Horsepower: Jay Leno Plays with McLarens at Circuit of the Americas [Video]

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In case you missed theFormula 1 United States Grand PrixatCircuit of the Americasnear Austin, Texas this past weekend, you didn’t miss a whole lot.Sebastian Vettelwon from pole forRed Bull,Fernando Alonsodrove the recalcitrantFerrarito a way better result than it would be capable of achieving in a mere mortal’s hands,Pastor Maldonadoaccused theWilliamsteam of sabotaging his car (Stay classy, Pastor…), andAdrian Sutil’sgirlfriendis as adorable as ever. Oh, andValtteri Bottasscored his first four of what will probably be hundreds upon hundreds of points of hisF1career because, like so many Finnish aces before him, he hails fromPlanet Sisu.

No, therealnews from COTA happened a month or so ago, when Jay Leno paid a visit to aMcLaren/Mobil 1function at the track. Not only did he get to play F1 team mechanic with theMcLarentest and demonstration team (including driverOliver Turvey), he also got to lap the circuit in a12C Spiderwith his friend, professional driverDavid Donohue. Just think, ifLeno’s doing stuff this cool with his YouTube channel while still serving as host ofThe Tonight Show, just think of all the neat stuff he might bring us afterJimmy Fallontakes the reins…

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