UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC
THE We find out how to get the best from a classic at the Classic. By Rob Ladbrook
The demands of a historic racing car and a modern one are very different.
This weekend hundreds of different classic machines will tackle the Grand Prix Circuit as part of Silverstone’s hugely popular Classic event.
Part of the event’s festival-style atmosphere is both the variety of machinery on show, and also the drivers handling them, with a mixture of some of the finest historic drivers in the business and many modern racing stars trying their hand at taming a classic beast.
But what does it take to get the best out of a older racing car around the 3.7-mile Northamptonshire track?
Ace driver coach Calum Lockie knows both modern and historic racing inside-out. Using the latest Racelogic Vbox data-logging technology, which can record and plot the optimum lines around any circuit, Lockie walks us through the ideal lap in the 1962 Jaguar E-type he shares with Julian Thomas. He also contrasts the driving style with that of his other regular steed, a modern Ferrari 458 Challenge.
Lockie is an ace driver coach
Julian Thomas and Lockie’s Jaguar