Hill Impressed by GP2 Car

Former World Champion Damon Hill said he was left impressed by the performance of the GP2 cars following his test run at Paul Ricard in France on Tuesday

Hill Impressed by GP2 Car

The 1996 title winner, who had not driven a competitive single-seater since he retired from Formula One at the end of 1999, agreed to the test to try and help his protege Steven Kane.

"It really is a very good car," said Hill afterwards. "It's exactly what any young driver needs to prepare him for Formula One."

Hill was not the only former Grand Prix driver who was getting to grips with the GP2 car during the special day at Paul Ricard.

Adrian Campos, Jacques Laffite and Patrick Tambay all had runs themselves and were equally delighted with the car's performance.

Laffite said: "That was something very special. This car is so fast, it made me feel like a boy again."

But Tambay admitted the day had left him with slightly mixed emotions, because he had had so much fun.

"I really shouldn't have come today," he explained. "I haven't driven anything like this in 20 years, and I now I just want to start racing again."

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