Mercedes ML races a gas balloon
TG embarks on the world’s most graceful car chase
Posted: 15 Dec 2011
We keep on keeping on. Mission Control back in Bristol confirms the lads are definitely going to fly through another night. And now there are just two teams left: the Brits and the sole remaining American crew, and, incredibly, there's only one mile between them. I can't tell you much about what happens next, simply because entire hours passed in a monotonous stream of black emptiness, lost to the soft drone of the V6 and the gentle whistle of air around the wing mirrors.
Our progress is punctuated occasionally by the blinding, Cyclops-like headlamp of a freight train heading towards us on the nearby railroad, wagons dimly lit like a giant snake behind it.