July 11, 2015
Yes, Fernando is faster than (most of) you.
Watching Fernando Alonso going from last to first in couple of laps at an arrive & drive kart track in England reminds me a bit of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer dominates the dojo.
We are guessing this was significantly more fun for the Spanish champion than the whole F1 season with McLaren so far.
Fernando popped in to Daytona Sandown Park for a Dmax Arrive&Drive on Monday evening (7th July 2015). On Wednesday (9th July 2015), he came back with some friends and colleagues and raced in our Dmax karts on the GP Circuit at Daytona Sandown Park.
Like any competitive F1 driver, Fernando wanted to make it on to our Superstars Board and we all watched his laptimes as he mastered the track and our high-performance Dmax karts. Immediately Fernando managed to get in to 46 seconds laptimes but it didnt take him long to drop into the 45s.
With a ten minute practice session, a ten minute qualifying race and a 15 minute Final, Fernando′s last lap of the evening was his fastest: 45.627 seconds. As a result, Fernando goes third on our all-time leaderboard, just behind Formula E driver Sam Bird (who started his kart racing career here at Daytona Sandown Park).
OK so Sam Bird knows the track like the back of his hand, but this George Turner fellow must feel pretty good about himself today