Speed Week: the Brits fly south
Tom Ford leads the British group to France, with a pit stop at Le Mans
Posted: 16 Aug 2013
Half an hour later, we emerge blinking into sunnier climes and things are looking up. The weather has turned brighter and we knit together on the A16 out of Calais and head south-west, running smartly down the A28 and A29, toward Le Havre. We drive over the bridge that spans the Seine estuary, and pause at the almost comically picturesque port of Honfleur for a spot of lunch. Nothing is on fire, no one is crying and we have not been arrested for nearly six hours. It's almost surreal.