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Racing old F1 cars on a banned Grand Prix track is our idea of ​​a good time

Racing old F1 cars on a banned Grand Prix track is our idea of ​​a good time

Race cars of this era, such as the James Hunt Hesketh you see above or the John Player Special Lotus you see below, did not have advanced driving sitter or traction control. In addition, the cars had much more horsepower than the driver’s self-preservation. In general, that leads to a lot of talent running out shortly before the grip runs out. Fortunately, there were no accidents at this Masters Historic Racing event in Canada at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

It’s a little hard to tell without telemetry data on this helmet-mounted GoPro, but both drivers seem damn close to the limit as they race against each other. The white car with the gigantic intake fin is the Hesketh by the way. Hunt founded the team just before his championship-winning stint at McLaren. At one point, the driver of the filming car looks at the inside of the Hesketh, but thinks more about it in the close racing action.

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