TG Speed Week: The Skeleton Crew
Radical SR3 SL. BAC Mono. Caterham SP/300.R. Morgan 3Wheeler. Time to clear the track...
Posted: 23 Aug 2012
Then science takes over. My head goes at weird angles to my neck, and my arms quiver. Lines tighten, and it explodes out of turns, on its way to a 180mph max. Racing drivers talk about a car ‘hooking up', which is what just happened. Probably. As I come out of Chicago onto the straight towards Hammerhead, I feel the aero take over from the tyres, a gentle bleed from mechanical to aerodynamic grip. The car flattens slightly as the phantom force pushes down. Reach a corner, flick down a gear on the sequential 'box, get on the brakes - a firm press, not a hard stamp - and you can feel the exact pressure, as feelsome and controllable as an airbed foot pump. I am still Jenson Button.