McLaren MP4-12C vs Ferrari 458 Italia
It's the twin test of 2011: Ferrari vs McLaren on the Isle of Man, without limits...
Posted: 14 Jul 2011
Which is why we end up at the Isle of Man's Jurby airfield mini-circuit staring at one of those very bikers as he does a high-rpm, screaming burnout against the front bumper of the McLaren MP4-12C, laughing his head off inside his helmet. His road-going Honda Fireblade - a standard ABS model with 178bhp - is representative of the kind of stuff currently pounding around the TT course. The man inside the helmet isn't. The man in the helmet is 15-times TT-winner John McGuinness, known as the ‘King of the Mountain'. It's a scant couple of hours before practice, and John has come to prove a point to TopGear. Not an everyday situation, I'll grant you. It'd never happen in Formula One.