The man who builds F1 cars in his shed
"I don't know why, but on that Sunday afternoon, I just thought, ‘I want one. I want an F1 car,'" Kevin told TG. But if wishes were fishes, then everyone would own an aquarium. Think about it like this: in 2011, the Mercedes-Benz F1 team spent £241.2million. By the end of the year, it returned a net loss of £10million. They made five cars. Yes, they had other costs in running a team - entry fees and drivers' licences cost about £7million alone - but, still, building an F1 car isn't exactly banger racing.
Four years on, and, as you can see from these pictures, Kevin has an F1 car. Sort of. But the story is more complicated than that, because the one you see before you isn't the one he built for a budget that's probably no more than your annual supermarket bill. No, that car took a whole lot longer to put together, but started him on a path to F1 glory and funded the acquisition of the car you see here. It was, by all accounts, not straightforward.