Lewis Hamilton in the MP4-12C
As Lewis completes his last race as a McLaren driver, relive the time he drove us in an MP4-12C…
Posted: 26 Nov 2012
No doubt about that. A chunky wheel might feel good, but it obscures the messages the front wheels transmit through it. There's an example of the McLaren form vs function dichotomy right there. Lewis knocks the 12C down a few gears, prompting a guttural but cultured roar from the engine. It's late afternoon, and though the desert sun is sinking fast, it's still pretty hot.
"The engine's very important to me, the vibrations you get, the sound, particularly when you start it up, when you're accelerating... The sound is everything," he says.