Hot Rod star Christie wants more F1 runs

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The 2013 Na­tional Hot Rod World Fi­nal win­ner John Christie says he could swap dis­ci­plines af­ter rac­ing a BRISCA F1 stock car for the first time at Birm­ing­ham Wheels last week­end.

The North­ern Ir­ish­man was loaned Paul Hines’s car for the Gala Night meet­ing on Satur­day and, de­spite hav­ing only tested the car in the wet and be­ing ranked with the mid­field blue-graded driv­ers, said he was blown away by the ex­pe­ri­ence.

“I was learn­ing all the time,” said Christie. “It was crazy. I was sev­enth in my heat and thought I was on the pace, but the fi­nal was another level again. I was quickly shuf­fled down the pack when all the [top-ranked] red graders came past. I was hit a cou­ple of times too, which was a heck of an ex­pe­ri­ence – I thought my brain was go­ing to come out of my skull.”

Christie fin­ished down the order af­ter be­ing lapped in the fi­nal, but says he is look­ing into a fu­ture in the for­mula. “I am try­ing to qual­ify for next year’s Hot Rod World Fi­nal in July. Once that cam­paign is out of the way, I will look ahead. I will cer­tainly have a se­ri­ous look at buy­ing an F1 car,” he said.

Christie also had an F1 run

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