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
Of course, sometimes the blame could be put squarely at the door of Mother Nature herself, like when the universe decided to turn on the taps at Spa - a place Jann loves ("it's magical. It's just trees and lines of people having barbeques and you can just smell it") - but his response again reveals another interesting insight into how he thinks. "I enjoy driving in the wet. We had mentors at the Academy teaching us ‘wet lines' etc, and what you should do with the steering wheel. I like it because there's more driver input." He pauses to reflect. "It's more about the driver, less about the car. I like that because it levels the playing field."