13 Nov 2013
F4 SUPER SIX ENJOY EXCLUSIVE MCLAREN TECHNOLOGY CENTRE PRIZE VISIT
Seb Morris, Jake Hughes, Charlie Robertson, Richard Randle (BRDCF4), Matt Bell, Jake Dalton, Jack Barlow
The drivers who were inside the top six of the BRDC F4 standings at the halfway point of the season (after Oulton Park), were today (12 November) rewarded with a prize tour of the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking.
Jake Hughes, Charlie Robertson, Jake Dalton, Matt Bell, Seb Morris and Jack Barlow all spent time being shown around the impressive facility, and got an exclusive insight on several departments including a fascinating look at ‘Mission Control’ where engineers are able to analyse data on F1 race weekends.
The drivers also visited the class leading simulator, the fitness and wellbeing centre and wind tunnel as well as various stages of manufacturing including machining, quality control, paint shop and race bays.
The drivers were also given an in depth tour of ‘the Boulevard’ featuring classic McLaren machinery from the past 50 years, including the legendary McLaren Honda MP4/4 which won 15 of the 16 F1 races in 1988, as well as the very car Ayrton Senna famously drove to victory at the 1993 European Grand Prix at Donington Park.
F4 vice champion Seb Morris exclaimed: “It was an honour and a privilege to be invited to go to the McLaren Technology Centre. It has inspired me to work harder to achieve success in the sport.”
Written by Richard Randle, BRDCF4