Being a McLaren driver comes with its share of perks and responsibilities. The latter is without question the more important part of the job since you’re tasked with driving McLaren cars to their absolute limit and report whatever findings you have back to the company. It’s a painstaking job that comes with its share of pressure-filled moments, so understandably, not everyone is qualified for the position. But, once a driver does land this gig, there are some perks that come with it.

1999 Indy 500 winner and X Games champion Kenny Brack, the newest member of McLaren’s test and development team, found that out in spectacular style when he was given a chance to drive a McLaren F1 GTR Longtail Prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This isn’t just an average drive around the Goodwood circuit. As the video shows, Brack was going full blast around the track, presumably trying to set a hot lap.

Check out the video and watch how Brack seems to be in a constant wrestling match with the F1 GTR Longtail Prototype’s steering wheel as he blasts through the Goodwood course. That goes to show how difficult it is to drive the iconic race car and the amount of concentration it takes to navigate around the Goodwood course without losing control of the car. It takes a special kind of driver to be able to put all those together and squeeze every ounce of performance out of the F1 GTR Longtail.

Brack appears to be up-to-the-task, which is probably why McLaren brought him in to be a part of its test and development team in the first place.

McLaren F1 GTR ’Longtail’

1997 Gulf McLaren F1 GTR Longtail Exterior
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