Bombardier congratulates Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One driver and Learjet Brand Ambassador Lewis Hamilton on his most recent victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on September 30.
Learjet Brand Ambassador since June 19, 2007, Mr. Hamilton relies on the power, performance and reliability of Learjet aircraft to fly him to numerous professional engagements around the world. A rising star in Formula One racing, Lewis Hamilton epitomizes what the Bombardier Learjet brand stands for: speed, power, agility and performance. To date, Mr. Hamilton has completed 28 flights to 18 cities in twelve countries on Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR and
Learjet 60 XR aircraft.
“Lewis is having an exceptional first season and Bombardier is delighted to be a part of his success”, said Pierre Gabriel Côté, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “His track record to date has impressed the racing and sporting world and he is a source of inspiration in terms of perseverance, performance and sportsmanship.”
Mr. Hamilton has demonstrated exceptional talent and consistency throughout his first Formula One season, and to date, has successfully set or matched four Formula One records: most consecutive podiums from debut race; most consecutive podiums for a British driver; youngest driver to lead the World Championship and most wins in a debut season.
Live The Learjet Race
Naming Lewis Hamilton as the new Learjet Ambassador is one of a series of announcements leading to the 45th anniversary, in 2008, of the first flight of a Learjet aircraft. Celebrations to mark this historic Learjet history milestone were kicked-off in June 2007 with the unveiling of a sleek new visual identity for the legendary Learjet brand. Inspired by the famed Learjet winglets, the new Learjet logo reflects both the heritage of this iconic brand while capturing the energy and tempo of Learjet’s exciting future.
Learjet is the first name in corporate aviation. Since acquiring Learjet Inc. in 1990, Bombardier has carried forward the brand’s proud legacy by launching seven high-performance and fuel-efficient aircraft, the most recent being the midsize Learjet 60 XR, incorporating an all new modern flight deck with an advanced cabin electronic system and a stand-up cabin redesigned for style, comfort, and functionality. Its highlights include a wide aisle, generous seated head and shoulder room, LED lighting throughout the cabin, and four executive floor plans. The Learjet 60 XR jet entered customer service in July 2007.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
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