So now we’d like to have you drive. Yes. The car is the Mercedes AMG GT GT3 car. And this is the car. The ABS is now on, and TCS is off. Ok then, would you like to adjust your seating position?
Are you ok? – Good.
– Ok. So Lewis is driving GT Sport. This is his first experience of GT Sport,
his very first lap. Only one corner in and he’s already starting to
grasp the limits of the car. Wow! First I think it would be best to get used to the car. I think it only has about half the grip. Compared to a formula car
the response and grip are much lower. The rear end just slid out but he caught it right away,
even though it’s his first time on GT Sport. Just let off the throttle for a bit. – Ah nice!
– Ok. We’re just happy to be able to see your driving. It’s not every day that
you get to see Lewis drive up close. Wow, incredible. Getting a two minute lap
on your fourth lap is incredible. Oh, gees. It makes me happy to hear that. I think you drove very clean lines,
but the part where you go wide and come back in, in an F1 machine you can go all the way out. But because this car is heavier
you might not be able to go that wide. You can go flat in a GT car too
if you are using a soft compound. But right now it’s hard on tires
so you need to let off a bit. There’s no particular brand to them. But just watching you like this,
you can really tell how incredible your driving is. For me it’s really educational. I’m glad to hear that. Really it’s incredible that
you can get right up to the apex. It’s the obvious action but still… He said he likes this position. So this is Lewis driving on day two. Yesterday he recorded his best lap, but we failed to capture the replay
so we’re having him drive again. Yes, already fast from the beginning
compared to yesterday. Aggressive but very careful and thorough.
His movements are very careful and thorough. These cones are placed on the apexes
and the outer clipping points. Yes but yesterday you got a 57. But really you are really good at
how you apply the throttle and steering. Your best time yesterday
Lewis was 57 something, and that’s pretty much close
to the best time we’ve seen. So yesterday it was like you set
this incredible lap time on your very first try. Should we switch off the ghost? I think it was about a 57.8 yesterday. You were 0.5 seconds up
so I thought you’d make it. How he turns at the exact moment
where you need to turn the steering, and how smoothly he returns the steering
and starts opening the throttle, this is something to pay attention to. On the entry it looks like Lewis is overspeeding
but he brings the car to the inside. It’s incredible that he can bring the car
to the inside here. How he opens the throttle, it’s a form of art. But really seeing you shaving lap times
in real time like this is a real treat.