Get to Formula 1. That is what most aspiring young racing drivers want to achieve, even if for most it will forever remain a dream. This explains why, despite the £100,000 that goes with it, the most special aspect of the McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award prizes is the F1 test.
And this year it was Jake Dennis's turn to jump into a McLaren on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.
Dennis, 18, looks at home sitting in the MP4-26 chassis 02, the very car that 1998 McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner Jenson Button took to a dramatic victory in the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix.
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Kevin Turner is the editor of Autosport magazine, having previously been the editor of sister publication Motorsport News. He joined the magazine in 2006 after writing club race reports as a freelancer while studying history at the University of York. He has also covered international events for both the magazine and the website, including the Le Mans 24 Hours. Kevin covered the British Touring Car Championship from 2011 to '14 and has a keen interest in the historic racing scene. He lives in Fleet with his wife and two children.@KRT917 More features by Kevin Turner