TW Steel Furnishes Formula 1 Track Time for Robb Report
A Robb Report reader entered the rarefied world of grand prix drivers when he participated in Lotus Renault GP’s i-Race program at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest, Hungary. Over the course of a single day in October, the reader, dressed in Lotus Renault GP race gear, progressed from driving a Renault road car to a Formula Renault 2.0 open-wheel racer to a Lotus Evora GT4, before concluding the program by piloting a Formula 1 machine for two laps. When he was not driving, the Robb Report participant was riding at top speeds as a passenger with one of the race team’s F/1 drivers, working with a physiotherapist on driving techniques, or receiving briefings and debriefings about his cars’ telemetric performances from Lotus Renault GP engineers. “The chance to drive not one but two classes of open-wheeled single-seater racers, including detailed telemetric analysis, is every performance-driving enthusiast’s dream come true,” said the reader.
Dutch watchmaker TW Steel <www.twsteel.us.com>arranged the event for Robb Report. The company, which is known for its oversized steel timepieces, is the official timing partner of Lotus Renault GP’s Formula 1 team. TW Steel recently celebrated the partnership by releasing the LRGP Collection, a line of black watches with gold accents matching the color scheme of the race team’s livery.