From gamer to racer – meet a future star
We meet Jann Mardenborough, Nissan GT Academy winner and latest to progress from Gran Turismo...
Posted: 31 Jul 2012
On the weekend that Lewis Hamilton struck out a flare for McLaren at the Hungarian Grand Prix with an imperious, dominating charge to take the win, 845 miles away one of his biggest fans in the world was contemplating a very different kind of race result.
"The rear downforce was incredible, and the car had a very neutral balance. At one point during my stint, I had the leader behind me for 45 minutes. The marshals started waving the blue flags at first to tell me to let him pass, but they stopped after five laps because he wasn't gaining on me."
Words: Vijay Pattni