The spares are built and they’re ready to start working on the cars as soon as the shells arrive back from the fabricators. The first shell, before it was sent off for fabrication, was in the workshop when I was there on the 28th December, and I had a look over it with Dick. Even sitting in the shell, I could tell it was going to be absolutely mega.
I’ve also driven the road car around MIRA, and while it’s obviously bigger, it doesn’t feel huge. The longer wheelbase of the car should help us at the flowing circuits like Donington and Thruxton, but when we get to Knockhill, we’ll probably want our shorter wheelbase back!
It’s great to be involved in a project from start to finish. In the past when we ran the Hondas at Eurotech they were built by Team Dynamics, but this time we’re involved in every element. My engineer is involved in the design work and he’s asking me questions about things such as gearing positions and steering wheel angle. Things like that don’t gain tenths on track, but it’s great to have an input in the car, particularly when we get that first drive ahead of the new season.