Have you ever dreamt of driving round the asphalt at Silverstone? Sadly it’s an experience beyond most of us, what with those pesky, well-funded racing drivers taking up most of the racetrack’s time throughout the year.
However, there might be an alternative. What if you were to map out a Silverstone-esque route on public roads, and drive, um, at snail pace around those instead?
Enter Ford, whose GT car will feature at the aforementioned circuit this weekend in the season-opener for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.
It will be their first race in Europe following a debut at the Daytona 24 hours that was hindered by reliability problems, something the team will hope to get on top of before their grand return to Le Mans in June.
So, with time of the essence, what better way to get their eye in for the first WEC race of the year than to coast round an admittedly rough approximation of Britain’s most famous racing circuit?
No, the layout isn’t exactly the same. No, the actual Silverstone doesn’t have quite as much traffic as central London. And yes, the car is stuck inside a transparent trailer.
We trust that the immeasurable powers of your imagination will overcome these minor foibles…
Ready… set… go!