"If we can't find a proper driver, then you'll have to do it!"
It was little more than a throwaway line from AUTOSPORT editor Charles Bradley, but thanks to the short notice and busy schedules of more than 15 professional drivers that were approached, I was sent packing to the Lotus Cars factory at Hethel to drive the monstrous T125.
It was exciting more than nerve-wracking. I'd been fortunate enough last year to be invited to Renault's F1 'Feel It' programme, where (wealthy) members of the public have a day of training and get to cap it all off with a couple of laps in an old Formula 1 car.
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