F1 ride ex­pe­ri­ence

F1 Racing - - CAREER CROSSROADS -

Fea­tur­ing at the Ade­laide Mo­tor­sport Fes­ti­val was the unique three-seater Ar­rows A21. It’s run by For­mula 1 Rides NZ – which is good news for F1 fans in the an­tipodes, be­cause the com­pany has al­ready be­gun offering ride days in the car in New Zealand, and will soon ex­pand­ing to Aus­tralia. The car is adapted from one of the Ar­rows cars raced in the 2000 For­mula One sea­son by Pe­dro de la Rosa and Jos Ver­stap­pen, fa­ther of cur­rent Toro Rosso young gun Max Ver­stap­pen. For any­one un­fa­mil­iar with an F1 car from 2000, the Ar­rows is pow­ered by a 3.5-litre V10 Hart en­gine with 536kW. With that sort of power, even with a heav­ier weight of 650kg (it was about 600kg as a sin­gle seater) it’s still ca­pa­ble of a the­o­ret­i­cal top speed of 330km/h. The chauf­fer for what must be the world’s most ex­cit­ing and fastest taxi ride is top Kiwi open­wheeler ace An­drew Hig­gins. For more info check the web­site: www.for­mu­la1ridesnz.co.nz

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