Marinescu ‘flying high’ ahead of Hungary rounds

Romanian enjoys extreme sports programme during summer break

Mihai Marinescu has been making the most of the summer break ahead of next month's FIA Formula Two rounds at the Hungaroring with a programme of extreme sports, including sky diving with World Champion Alex Nicolau.

In addition to the 3,000 metre/200kph free-fall, the 23-year-old Romanian has also taken part in a gruelling triathlon during the six week interval before he returns to the cockpit of his F2 car for rounds 13 and 14 on 7-9 September.

Held at the Aurel Vlaicu - Clinceni Airfield, near Bucharest, the sky dive invitation came from World Champion Nicolau and also featured Romanian rally star Emanuel Gyenes. "The experience was similar to that of my fastest lap around Brands Hatch circuit!" said Marinescu who currently lies fifth in the F2 drivers' standings. "It was a great feeling and I liked it very much. When we jumped from the plane the acceleration was extraordinary and the sensation of floating in the air was very liberating for me. I reached 200kph before opening the parachute."

Click here to watch the full video of Mihai Marinescu sky diving. Full coverage of the next F2 rounds from Hungary is available on the official website.

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F2 driver Mihai Marinescu during his recent triathlon 

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