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.”
McLaren-Honda has finally, finally revealed its driver line-up for the 2015 Formula One season: Jenson Button will partner Fernando Alonso.
Lewis Hamilton scooped the 2014 F1 drivers’ title with a comfortable victory over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
In the end, we got the story we wanted.
One of Formula 1’s most drawn-out ‘will they, won’t they’ sagas has finally been resolved ahead of 2014’s season finale. Yep, nearly two months after Sebastian Vettel announced his departure from Red Bull after the chequered flag is waved in Abu Dhabi, it’s been confirmed he swaps Milton Keynes for Maranello. Seb’s off to the […]