Aside from being a bit of a whack job, Tom Cruise is also a bit of a gearhead. After working with Paul Newman in the Eighties, he took up road racing for a few years.
As part of a promo stunt to build some hype for the 2012 US Grand Prix, Red Bull enlisted David Coulthard to coach Cruise in the art of driving an F1 car. While I’m sure a bunch of the lessons featured how to leave the pits without destroying a clutch, Cruise seems to have done a decent job. Then again, editing is a wonderful concept! The camera work from the low flying helicopter is stunning.
Following the stint in the car, Cruise shows that he has some piloting chops too, as he is taught how to loop and roll the Red Bull chopper.
Not bad for a couch jumping nut job!