Precision and control are of utmost importance in the realm of Formula 1. Nevertheless, there are occasions when the sport’s most brilliant figures, like Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, opt to exhibit their skills outside the primary circuit. Verstappen recently exchanged his Red Bull race car for a drifting lesson, and Hamilton responded in an equally impressive manner.
After Verstappen’s impressive display of drift skills, Hamilton decided to try something different. Instead of drifting, he took the wheel of a hypercar named the One, which is valued at $2.7 million. This extraordinary vehicle combines speed, technology, and boldness, and Hamilton took it for an exhilarating ride.
Recently, Verstappen had a unique experience in Milton Keynes. He had the opportunity to learn drifting skills from ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett. Verstappen took control of a modified 600bhp ‘MADBUL’ Mazda and took on different drifting challenges, such as the Figure 8 and Scandinavian Flick. One of the most exciting challenges was the ‘Horner Corner,’ where Verstappen had to drift extremely close to cut-outs of Christian Horner without making contact. Verstappen described the whole experience as “extremely wild” but “incredibly awesome.”
Over the weekend, Hamilton and George Russell were active despite the silence in the F1 world. They transitioned from discussing Verstappen’s drift to visiting the Mercedes test track in Immendingen, Germany. At the track, they had exciting experiences with the AMG One hypercar, which costs $2.7 million. This impressive vehicle showcases advanced automotive engineering, incorporating a hybrid powertrain inspired by F1 and providing more than 1,000 horsepower. Despite not being designed for drifting, Hamilton still managed to enjoy some drifting action while maneuvering through the slaloms.
Hamilton embraced the dominance of the One and mirrored Verstappen’s daring adventure, creating a platform for both rivals to push their vehicles and driving abilities to their fullest potential. When discussing astonishing exploits beyond conventional F1 circuits, it’s impossible to overlook Verstappen’s icy venture from a few years back. He brought his F1 car to the frozen GP Ice Race circuit in Austria, equipped with spiked tires. This exhilarating and amusing spectacle exemplified Verstappen’s audacious character.
Fans are left curious about Verstappen’s next move, both on and off the track. Could a North Pole Grand Prix be a possibility?