Have you ever wondered how long it would take for the world’s smallest car to drive round the world’s largest race track?
One hour. One world’s smallest car. One world’s largest race track. One QUADRANT member.
The Nürburgring Nordschleife. 73 corners. 300m in elevation. Over 20 km in length.
Recently, Max and the QUADRANT team were lucky enough to take to the world famous racetrack, the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.
The lap was to be completed in a three wheeler car. Specifically, WillNE’s 1960’s Peel P50, in under one hour.
Usually, there are public driving sessions which anyone can book onto. Unfortunately, the car was too slow for these sessions, therefore the QUADRANT team had to take matters into their own hands and come up with a new solution - to hire the whole circuit.
This was a world first for the famous track and the only time an opportunity like this has happened. Considering the Dutch daily newspaper, AD, covered the story of Max’s once-in-a-lifetime journey, shows the rareness of the opportunity! The track also doubles as part of a toll road, so hiring it out was quite the challenge!
Despite there being no airbags, no seatbelts, high risk of fire, and a slight throttle issue, Max seemed keen to drive it - and so did Lando!
Max had a set time of 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm to complete the lap. Once it turned 7:30 pm, it was time to set off! However, when testing out the P50, the throttle stopped working. The clock had already started counting down, by the time the car was fixed, Max had just 39 minutes to go…
See if Max managed to complete his lap in time on QUADRANT’s youtube channel!