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Russia's Putin Roars Off in F1 Race Car

MOSCOW (AP) – Vladimir Putin just cannot stay away from manly pursuits. The Russian prime minister took a Formula One race car out for a spin on Sunday, reaching speeds of almost 150 mph (240 kph). Putin signed a deal last month with Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone to bring F1 racing to Russia starting in 2014, and his televised test drive could help raise the profile of the sport in Russia.

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