McLaren’s F1 team has impressed this year with the performance of its drivers and its fast car, but the team’s boss, Zak Brown, is quite a skilled driver himself. Who is the fastest in the wet Silverstone?
As a go-kart driver since 1986, Brown has driven in Formula Ford 1600 and the British Formula 3, among others. He may not be an F1 driver, but he is not a slacker. So it should perhaps come as no surprise that Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo struggled to keep up with their boss in this Sky Sports F1 video.
Granted, Brown had a small advantage in his car selection since he was behind the wheel of a McLaren 620R. The super sports car’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, limited to just 225 units worldwide, develops 611 hp (620 hp / 456 kW) and 457 lb-ft (619 Nm) of torque. Thanks to the aero hardware borrowed from the 570S GT4 racing car, it also generates 185 kg of downforce at 250 km / h.
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Lando Norris is meanwhile in the McLaren GT. Although advertised as a comfortable cruiser, it is not exactly slow. Its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, developing 611 PS (620 PS / 456 kW) and 465 pound-feet (630 Nm) of torque, accelerates the car to 100 km / h in just 3.2 seconds and beyond Top speed of 203 mph (327 km / h).
Finally, Daniel Ricciardo takes over the wheel of a McLaren 720S. Although it also has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, it is tuned to 710 PS (720 PS / 530 kW) and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque, making it 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds reaches and continues top speed of 212 mph (341 km / h) which could explain why the Australian driver says he is scared of the car.
In the end, Brown turns out to be too hard to beat in his racing car for the road and in the end wins the checkered flag (or purple vest) for victory. On the other hand, there’s always the possibility that Norris and Ricciardo didn’t want to piss off the man who writes their paychecks …The post McLaren’s F1 drivers compete against their boss in the brand’s street cars first appeared on monter-une-startup.