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Seizing the wheel of a Formula One race car for 7 thrilling minutes
Seizing the wheel of a Formula One race car for 7 thrilling minutes

I wasn't scared until they lashed me into the cockpit. Then I was terrified. I had come to the private Thermal Racing Club near Palm Springs for the rare opportunity to drive a Formula One race car under the instruction of driving professionals. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Formula One: A March 21 Business section story about a Formula One driving course referred to Simona de Silvestro as a driver for Mario Andretti. De Silvestro drives for Andretti Autosports, which is run by Michael Andretti. ------------ As one of a dozen drivers who signed up for the Formula One GP Experience, I was strapped into a 1,100-pound, 620-horsepower Renault race car, getting prepped for the...

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