Video: driving a Lotus F1 car

driving a Lotus F1 carDan couldn’t talk after this experience

When the Lotus F1 team called and asked if we’d like to put a normal human in their car, we said yes. Unfortunately we’re fresh out of normal humans, so instead we sent writer Dan Read. With a resumé consisting solely of a brief foray into tuk-tuk racing, he was quite literally the most unqualified person for the job. But that, of course, was the whole idea.

Because even if you’ve never set foot in a single-seater, it’s now possible to drive one of the best ones out there. The very same one in which Kimi Raikkonen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2012, in fact. You know the one. “Leave me alone, I know what I’m doing. Yes, yes, yes.” That one. One of the last proper, V8-powered F1 cars before everything went electric and whooshy.

To see the video go to TopGear.com

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