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It's not every day that you get the chance to drive a McLaren around one of the world's finest F1 tracks but, thanks to Mobil1, one lucky scribe got that very opportunity...

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November 18, 2013 1:42 AM

Craig, did you have to do any cool down laps in the 12C's? I did a track day in 100 F heat and the 12c's could only go 4 laps then needed a cool down at 45mph before doing 3 more laps then into pits to cool down. It was because the turbo's created incredible heat. Before any says well it's a super car, non turbo Ferraris (458, 430 & Scuderia's) pounded around the track with more consecutive and overall laps not needing anywhere near the same type of break to cool down. I was really surprised by that considering how great a company McLaren is. The 12c is a great car and seriously fast, but you feel kind of removed from the car compared to others that you feel a part of.

Lucky guy.... Getting to drive a McLaren around an F1 track for free is an opportunity not to pass up.

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