He may be used to driving a Ferrari after piloting the Scuderia Ecosse 360 GTC to the British GT Championship title, but Nathan Kinch got the chance to try something much different following the final round of the year at Silverstone as he got the chance to have a run in an ex Rubens Barrichello F1 machine.

Kinch travelled to Ferrari's test track Fiorano in Italy, to test the car which Brazilian driver Barrichello raced in 2003 when Ferrari won the constructors' title and Michael Schumacher took the drivers' title for the sixth time.

The car is owned by Larry Kinch who joined Nathan and the Scuderia Ecosse team a couple of weeks later at the Ferrari World Finals at Mugello, the annual end-of-season celebration of all that is Ferrari. Larry also owns a '91 Alain Prost Ferrari F1 car which he drove himself while Nathan took the opportunity to have another run in the 2003 car.

"It's hard to explain what that was like," Kinch said after his run. "There's not really anything to compare it to. The car is awesome; it's nerve-wracking to drive, especially when Barrichello's old engineer is looking after me!

"It was a fantastic experience, unrivalled by anything else, and I can't wait to do it again!"

Next up for Kinch is a return to the familiar surroundings of the 360 GTC for the final round of the LMES on 13 November in Istanbul.



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