Formula E sometimes gives famous faces and well-known names test runs in their spare car and it was the turn of Chris Hemsworth at the New York ePrix.
Best-known for playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’ll also be familiar to motorsport fans after playing James Hunt in the film Rush.
— FIA Formula E (@FIAformulaE) July 16, 2017
He obviously tried to use some of Hunt’s famous flair and aggression during his Formula E run in Brooklyn on Sunday, where he lapped the track in the Formula E championship car.
But, it wasn’t a completely smooth stint, as he hit the throttle pedal a bit too much out of Turn 7 and spun the car around.
In fact, the front wing just tapped the barrier in the process, but there didn’t seem to be any major damage. We doubt Hemsworth was too bothered, either. He was getting to drive an electric race car, after all.