October 25, 2011
Drive of a Lifetime
James Allen narrates the story of Djorge Simic, bank employee and winner of the 2011 Johnny Walker Drive of a Lifetime contest, surely one of the more epic contest wins in history.
"I bet he's crapping in his pants" says Hamilton watching Simic climbing in the 2008 Mclaren MP4/23. Yeah, probably he was but in oh such a good way!
I wonder if they could even have this contest in lawsuit happy USA what with all the necessary restriction inherent with even fitting inside an F1 car...
"17. For an opportunity to be considered for the drive of a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 car (selection to take place during day 2 and day 3 of the Experience), winners must fulfil the following requirements to satisfy the specific safety standards of McLaren Racing Limited (“McLaren”) such as, but not limited to:
a. you must be in good health;
b. there is no minimum weight but winners must not exceed 85kgs (187lbs);
c. must be a minimum height of 153 cm (5’2”) tall and must not exceed 183cm (6'0");
d. maximum shoe size should be UK size 10 (European 44); and
e. must be fluent in English to ensure that instructions from the McLaren team may be understood. (taken together, the "Safety Criteria".)"