Chris Hoy and the Jaguar F-Type
Sir Chris Hoy talks track days, peak torque and the Jaguar F-Type
Posted: 14 Nov 2012
Chris suits the new Jag. There's a hint of muscle car to the F-Type's rear arches, while Chris is just plain muscular. Six foot one, broad, dense and powerful, he's more rugby back than cyclist. No spare flesh, though - surely a sign of a dedicated athlete. "Not that most people see that, mind. They see you once every four years and think you just dust yourself down and go off and win gold, but they don't see the routine, the training and all the rest that goes into it."
So is there time for cars in his life? "I sort of make time. I used to watch so much motorsport on TV, especially when Colin McRae was rallying and it was on Channel 4, but because I got into serious training from a young age I've never had that much time to really enjoy cars. Until about four years back, when I went on a track day to Bedford. But it's weird, you know - it seems like I've been doing track driving a lot longer because I've got completely obsessed with it!"