Four-time world rally champion Sebastien Ogier realised that reality is sometimes even better than our wildest dreams after driver a Red Bull F1 car.
The French rally star had been yearning for an F1 test for many years, admitting that he grew up in awe of Grand Prix racing and its master back in the day, Ayrton Senna.
Ogier put in an afternoon behind the wheel of a 2011-sepc Red Bull at Spielberg last month, courtesy of the energy drink company which also sponsors his privateer rally team M-Sport.
“One dream came true for me today,” the Frenchman said after his run.
“It was awesome and, of course, a big discovery. It was so different to what I have ever driven before. It was so much fun and actually this car is super quick but also you feel quickly very comfortable in it.
“As a kid I was watching [Ayrton] Senna, he was my idol, and of course I was dreaming one day to try this kind of car.
“For a racing driver to have fun you need to be fast and a Formula 1 car is the fastest car you can drive, so of course every racing driver wants to feel that one day.”
Check out the video of Ogier’s ‘dream come true’ experience.
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