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:. A driving experienceEDITDELETE 2005-05-20
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Today I was at Linköpings Motorstadio and drove Formel Renault in the first of a three step course to get a racing license. Yihaa, that was a lot of fun!

Since we started from Stockholm and it is about 2 hours driving to Linköping from Stockholm we needed to start early, so at 07.00 we left the central station and headed south.

Before lunch there was theorylessons where we learned how to break, give gas and take the turns in an efficient way. Some of the theory about driving a formel car do feel a bit akward, but this isn´t normal cars after all. Alot of power and alot of speed on closed circuits.

After lunch we was ready for the real thing and the actual driving was done in 4 heats with 5 laps each time with increasing speeds after each heat. During the three first heats we played follow John, with a pace care in front of us, just to learn to take the right line around the course.

The fourth heat was without the pace car and it was allowed to pass other cars at one section of the track. It wasn´t untill this fourth heat that we really did get to feel the power and speed of these cars and unfortunally I was a little to hot so during my fourth lap I did came in to fast into a turn and was unable to get the car balanced before it, so my rear loose grip and I slided of the track. Nothing major, but since no one was allowed to continue after a slide of the track I was very disapointed on myself for pushing it too much.

Anyway, it was a superb day and I had a lot of fun, thank you Mattias for letting me participate! Take a look Driving Event's own homepage to get more info about the cars, license and pictures.

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