Haas Formula One drivers Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher recently swapped their single-seater racecars for the fastest tin-tops in the world. The crossover event took place after the recent Formula One race in Miami as the F1 drivers were already in the US.
The Haas Formula One drivers were guests of Chase Briscoe, Cole Custer, and Riley Herbst of the Stewart-Haas Nascar team for an afternoon of hot laps. Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher met their Stewart-Haas ‘team-mates’ at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
Magnussen and Schumacher were first shown the ropes by riding shotgun with the cars’ regular drives. They both report how scary it is to be a passenger. After that both got the chance to drive the manual Ford Mustang. They drove around part of the Charlotte Motor Speedway oval as well as the in-field ‘road course’.
Both F1 drivers were impressed by the levels of grip the Nascar provided on the oval section. They were equally unimpressed by the lack of braking power. Briscoe confirmed the same when he eloquently added, “they definitely don’t stop good.”
The European lads also commented on how loud the V8-powered machine is, particularly when close to the outside wall of the banking. The Nascar drivers were complimentary of the F1 pilots and how quickly the adapted to the heavy tin-top. Both single-seater specialists were mere seconds off the pace within a handful of laps.
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