Australian airline Qantas has announced plans to help its ambassador Mark Webber to obtain his pilot's licence.
Qantas will provide mentoring support with one of the airlines' training pilots and time in its flight simulators.
The Red Bull driver spent some time at Heathrow airport in the cockpit of a Qantas A380 with one of the airline's training captains.
"Flying is something that has always fascinated me," said Webber. "It was so exciting to have the opportunity to fly over the Albert Park Formula 1 circuit in a Qantas B737 simulator earlier this year and it really consolidated my passion to fly an aircraft one day.
"This is a new challenge for me and as a Qantas Ambassador I'm grateful to have the support of the team at Qantas and learn from the best in the business."