Stig’s Christmas want got here true because it took the wheel of Lewis Hamilton’s 2019 Championship successful F1 automotive in opposition to in one of the excessive drag races of 2021

by Khris Bharath, on LISTEN 04: 41

Prime Gear lately put out a clip, which is most likely an excerpt from their Christmas particular that airs solely on BBC iPlayer or BBC America. This was a giant one you had among the greatest vehicles from the world of motorsport go face to face in a drag race

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Prime Gear’s present presenters, Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness, and Freddie Flintoff have been out on observe and have been donning their Christmas Jumpers

You had Prime Gear’s present presenters, i.e Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness, and the legendary Chris Harris donning Christmas Jumpers, who have been surprisingly bystanders on this event, witness the Stig’s Christmas want come true. Prime Gear’s mysterious resident check and racing driver was seen sitting within the Mercedes Petronas AMG F1 Automobile.

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Prime Gear’s resident racing driver, the one and solely mysterious Stig’s Christmas want additionally got here true as he took the wheel of an F1 automotive

Earlier than we start, let’s shortly have a look at the numbers of those top-tier vehicles from the world of motorsport.

Components E Automobile – Workforce DS

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Lastly, representing Components E, we have now the futuristic DS TECHEETAH that produces 338 hp from its 50 kW battery. It is usually gentle coming in at 1990 lbs, with the driving force

Within the golden nook, representing Components E, we have now the futuristic all-electric E-TENSE FE21 single-seater racing automotive from Workforce DS. The DS TECHEETAH has 14 wins, 36 podiums of the 63 races it has taken half in to this point.

It packs a 50 kW battery and packs a max energy output of 338 horsepower. Now we don’t have the precise torque determine however anticipate energy supply to be instantaneous as that is an EV. The Components E automotive weighs 1990 kilos with the driving force.

WRC – Ford Fiesta

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The Ford Fiesta WRC rally automotive seems to be mega with its physique package and people rally-bred wheels. It was designed to FIA technical rules again in 2017. To this point, it has taken 9 wins, 32 podiums, and 5 titles throughout 58 races.

Below the hood lies a bespoke Ford 1.6 liter direct injection mill, that produces 380horsepower and 450 and 332 pound-feet of torque. Energy is shipped to the tarmac by way of a six-speed sequential gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system. Being a rally automotive, the Ford is packing some heavy-duty {hardware} when it comes to its suspension setup. The Fiesta WRC suggestions the scales at 2623 kilos.

Components One – Mercedes Petronas AMG

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Lastly, final however not the least, we have now the 2019 Mercedes Petronas AMGs W10 F1 race automotive, which not solely made Lewis Hamilton the driving force’s champion that yr, however it additionally received Mercedes the Constructors title as nicely. Of the 21 races it took half in 2019, this collection of the silver arrow has 15 wins, 32 podiums and. 10 plus to its identify.

It’s packing a 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6 hybrid engine that produces a really outrageous 1000 horsepower, with energy going to solely the rear wheels by way of an 8-speed sequential gearbox. The engine revs to 15000 rpm and has a prime pace in extra of 200 mph. The F1 automotive is the lightest of the bunch at simply 1638 kilos.

The Race

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Now the F1 automotive is the lightest of the trio, nevertheless, with rear-wheel drive, it will most probably wrestle to get off the road on this damp observe. With that, the three vehicles are prepared for this showdown. Three, Two, One, Go!!! They usually’re off. The Fiesta with its AWD was quickest off the road and that 1.6 EcoBoost additionally sounds nice.

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It was no contest actually and the Mercedes tore previous the Ford

In the meantime, the Stig within the F1 automotive as predicted struggles for traction, regardless of being on full moist tires. Nonetheless, as soon as he obtained going, it was no contest actually because the F1 automotive tore previous the Rally automotive, and finally, the Christmas tree took the win. The Components E automotive was nowhere sadly on this contest and got here in final.

Conclusion

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The F1 automotive clinched the win because it drove previous the Christmas Tree

Placing this piece collectively was loads of enjoyable. Anticipate some large modifications to come back to the M-Sport line of rally vehicles within the coming years with Hybrid powertrains for the primary time. Massive modifications are additionally anticipated in F1 for 2022 and as for Components E, the restricted prime pace will quickly climb to 200 mph due to extra energy. I for one can’t wait to revisit this showdown in a few years and could be good if a NASCAR contender additionally joins the following time round.

You possibly can watch how the race unfolds within the clip under put out by Prime Gear


Khris Bharath

Khris Bharath

Khris is a traditional automotive aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, though he retains tabs on every thing from tremendous exotics like an outdated EB 110 to the most recent from Lucid. Components One may be very near his coronary heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris additionally loves his highway journeys and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Learn full bio

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