It’s said that money buys opportunity, and no one illustrates that better than Tom Cruise. Not only has acting made him filthy stinking rich, it’s also given him the ability to train behind the wheel of both sports cars and race cars at tracks around the world. In his first time driving a Formula One car, he improved his lap time by a staggering 11 seconds in the course of a single session, and came within four miles per hour of David Coulthard’s maximum top speed. Even Coulthard was amazed, and admitted that Cruise had potential as an open-wheel driver.
Just in case that isn’t enough to have you hating Tom Cruise in a big way, the actor capped off his day at Willow Springs by taking the Red Bull aerobatic helicopter for a few rolls and loops. I’m sure he cured cancer and rescued orphans from a burning farmhouse on his way home, but I’m still not buying into the hype. When he fixes the U.S. economy and gets ten million people back to work, then I’ll be impressed.