Forgive us for posting a video that has nothing to do with racing – omnipresent title sponsor aside – but we here in the Motor Sport office think this is exciting enough to feature.
Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking jump has much about it that is mirrored in motor sport. The daring, risk, skill and speed are all there, as well as the boundary-pushing technology. In the end the Austrian reached 833.9 mph in freefall, breaking the sound barrier exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first achieved the feat.
Just watch Baumgartner leave the balloon and ask yourself if you could make that step.