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
Switching from car to car and cruising through sections of track where Le Mans prototypes will be hammering past at 180mph in a matter of days, something suddenly becomes clear. There's not a car in this group incapable of coping with the boring stuff, or that everyone is avoiding. Which shows the general high standard. Yes, the Mini is frenetic and hard, responding to the barest twitch of the wheel, but fun and immediate, and a damn sight faster and more adjustable than it ought to be, especially mid-corner.