CHRIS HARRIS VIDEO: RACING WITH ANDY GREEN
"Do you want to race a Radical with the world's fastest man?" Harris says yes...
"Done." I said.
The Bloodhound team is so adept at keeping us all informed of its progress that I don't need to say anything more here. Suffice to say that spending a weekend with Andy Green exposed me to more jaw-dropping conversations in 48 hours than I will have in the next five years. I will never tire of hearing him use the word 'trans-sonic'. He says it the way I say 'mild weather.'
So enjoy watching and listening to him talk about the business of going very, very fast.
You'll see the onboard footage of the shunt and see that I lost the back of the car under brakes. Paddock is one of the most challenging turns in the world, and it learned me good and proper.
What happened? Well, I was beginning my third flying lap, so the rubber wasn't quite up to temperature, the track was a little damp in places and I was pushing to see how deep the car would brake into the bumpy entry point. It's at this point that data becomes both a driver's best and worst friend: it shows where you went wrong, so you can learn. But it also means there is no hiding from the truth.
The SR3 is a mighty little racing car. It pulls serious lateral Gs and the racing is hard-fought.
Enjoy the vid. More normal car testing next week.