Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Trading Places: Australian V8 Supercars Champ Jamie Whincup and Jenson Button Video

Today, Vodaphone sponsored drivers Jamie Whincup and Jenson Button traded cars in Melbourne.  Whincup drove Lewis Hamilton's 2008 McLaren F1 car (750hp) and Button drove Whincup's 2009 Holden Commodore (650hp).  What were their reactions?

Whincup on the F1 car:

  • In his first lap in the McLaren, he tied his fastest time in a V8 Supercar.
  • He drove half of his first lap at half throttle.
  • He got more grip whenever he pushed harder.

Button on the touring car:
  • It's like an oven in there!
  • Very heavy and not a lot of downforce.
  • "I ran off the tarmac at one point and I'd be closing my eyes at that point in an F1 car, but in this thing it was great. It was very impressive."

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