In a dark room not entirely unlike the set for Blade Runner a genuine LMP2 test driver called Thomas asks some awkward questions. “Are you physically fit? Have you eaten recently? Do you need the bathroom?”
Not really. Can’t remember. I didn’t until now.
“The steering wheel is weighted up to 70kg through corners and the brake pedal up to 200kg at racing speed. You will also experience around 2G through corners so you need to be physically fit to control the car.
“And if you have eaten you may want to wait – about four per cent of people vomit. And don’t look at the side screens. They project 300 frames per second for an impression of speed and make some people unwell. This can also make you want to… use the bathroom.”