Jenson Button as Race Taxi driver at Formula 1 Nürburgring (Renn Taxi)
I had the rare occasion to be one of those lucky guys to win a racetaxi at Nürburgring during the Formula 1 weekend. It is unique to Nürburgring and Hockenheimring that the Racetaxi drivers are Formula 1 drivers. The 5 best hot laps drivers from Friday's practice session have been selected to be Racetaxi Drivers on Saturday. My driver was Jenson Button in a Mercedes AMG CL63 Model 2009, 6.3l V8 engine with 525 PS! Enjoy...
Fifth Gear: Web TV - Jenson Button Car Park Drifting
Graham from the Office sits alongside Jenson Button in a Mercedes E63 AMG as he donuts around the Bluewater car park - just two days after winning the Formula One World Championship. For more videos, news and reviews go to http://fwd.five.tv/fifth-gear
Pagani Zonda R - Nurburgring lap
Pagani - Pirelli Tyre - Assuring new technologies and materials are fit for production means also putting the vehicle's components under severe stresses, exceeding those normally encountered in every day road driving.
The Nürburgring Nordschleife is the most demanding track in the world, for man and machine, an ordeal that each Pagani has to pass, only one of many in the entire development phase.
The Zonda R serves as the ultimate test bench, a car able to reach acceleration figures and speeds that are not possible with a road car.
This is further underlined by a laptime of 6:47,5 min for the 20,832 km Nordschleife. Driver: Marc Basseng