Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez climbed behind the wheel of a V8 Supercar for some on-track enjoyable at Albert Park on Thursday.
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Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso had the possibility to check out some very completely different equipment forward of this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix with a run in a V8 Supercar.
Perez received behind the wheel of a Purple Bull Ampol-liveried Commodore at Albert Park on Thursday, with the Mexican being given a guided tour of the machine by 19-year outdated Australian racing driver Broc Feeney.
Having accomplished a brief observe run, a beaming Perez defined the place he felt the large variations between his Purple Bull RB18 and the significantly heavier Commodore had been most noticeable.
“The braking was the largest problem,” Perez advised the official Supercar web site.
“The braking effectivity, coordinating the corners is kind of completely different. However it’s actually good enjoyable; the quantity of kerb you are capable of take, you are restricted with that in F1. I used to be in a position to make use of the entire observe.”
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Alonso additionally will get his shot in a V8 Supercar
If Perez solid his eyes alongside the pit lane, he’d have noticed a well-recognized face climbing behind the wheel of Tickford Racing’s V8 Castrol Mustang.
Alonso added one other new racing automotive to his spectacular CV within the course of, with the expertise arrange by mutual sponsors between Alpine and Tickford Racing, BP Final and Castrol.
“It is between a GT3 and a NASCAR,” Alonso defined, additionally talking to the official Supercar web site.
“It is heavier and softer on the corners, however then you definately really feel the ability, the V8… the noise is wonderful.
“It is good enjoyable [to drive], as a result of the vehicles are similar to one another on the grid.”
Intriguingly, given Alonso’s penchant for racing in numerous classes, he did not rule out the opportunity of sooner or later collaborating in a Supercar race.
“Who is aware of? There are a few wonderful races right here, Bathurst being
the preferred one,” he mentioned.
“It is not within the short-term plan, however you by no means say by no means.”
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