Former Formula One driver and current British commentator Martin Brundle knows the feeling of trying to tame an F1 car. He did, after all, have a successful career in Formula One even though he never actually won a race. Brundle is now 56 years old, and while his days as an active racer is over, he’s still capable enough to handle a Formula One race car. Recently, Brundle got the thrill of a lifetime when he was given a chance to take the championship-winning Mercedes-Benz W06 Hybrid out for a spin at Silverstone.

The track conditions weren’t optimal as you can see by the downpour that greeted Brundle and the Mercedes F1 team at Silverstone. But, not one to pass up an opportunity to drive a race car that was fresh off of winning the 2015 F1 Constructor’s title, Brundle gamely took the challenge of navigating the race car around the wet track.

The result is what you’d expect from a man as boisterous as Martin Brundle. In between his shrieks of excitement, Brundle was able to give a pretty detailed play-by-play on his splashing lap time. The biggest takeaway, of course, is how seemingly put together the W106 Hybrid is. Brundle is right when he said that it’s a testament to the car that he can just hop in and set a hot lap in the rain at 56 years old. That tells how much of a technical marvel the W106 really is.

It’s worth pointing out that after Brundle’s date with the W106, Lewis Hamilton went on to win his third Formula One driver’s title, beating out teammate Nico Rosberg. If that doesn’t properly illustrate just how dominant this car is, then maybe Martin Brundle’s giddiness while driving it will do the trick.

Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid

2015 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W06 Hybrid High Resolution Exterior
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Read more about the Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid here.

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