I've ended up so immersed in the historic racing scene that I now earn pretty much 100% of my living in this world. It goes back to 2003 when I was in the middle of having a couple of disastrous and forgettable appearances in Formula 3000.
My dad has always loved classic cars and he had a little bit of a foothold. He had a share in the ownership of a Lotus 11, which was prepared by the brilliant Twyman brothers. They very kindly gave me a seat in the car at the Goodwood Revival in 2003.
It was one of the very first times I'd ever driven a historic car. I remember having a serious wake-up call in practice coming down the back straight towards Woodcote. I hit the brakes hard for the first time and just spun 360 degrees on the spot at speed. Fortunately, I was able to carry on.