Hamilton 'wanted to scare Bolt to death'
Usain Bolt claimed he thought he was 'going to die' after Lewis Hamilton drove him around the Circuit of the Americas prior to the US Grand Prix.
The Jamaican sprinter was on hand to witness the 32-year-old cruise to victory in Austin as he closed in on a fourth world championship.
Bolt -- who waved the green flag to start the formation lap -- revealed the experience of being in the Mercedes AMG roadcar was far from enjoyable.
He said: "There's no words to describe it. The g-force on that was real. It was stressful.
"The first lap was aggressive and good and then when he took the traction control off I thought I was going to die.
"I'm stressed. I'm stressed. I need to take five. I was not ready for that. I was screaming a little bit."
While Hamilton revelled in the delight at scaring the eight-time Olympic champion, he declared in trying to frighten Bolt, he almost crashed on multiple occasions.
The Brit said: "That was probably the most fun passenger ride I've ever done. I was on the limit. We nearly crashed several times. I wasn't watching where I was going. Don't do that at home.
"It was so good. I pushed the car to the max because I wanted to scare him to death. He talks about being the fastest dude in the world, but I can still make him scared a little bit."
Bolt -- who recently revealed that 'a lot' of football clubs are vying him -- also reiterated his desire to become a footballer.
The 31-year-old said: "For me it's a personal goal. I don't care what people think about it. I'm not going to lie to myself. I'm not going to be stupid.
"If I feel I can't do it, I'm going to say, 'You know what, forget this.' I'm not trying to embarrass myself."