In the run-up to this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, F1 drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov got together with QPR football players Djibril Cisse and Clint Hill for a bit of penalty practice using the rear-end of a Caterham 7.
The event was the first between Caterham F1, Caterham Cars and QPR since Tony Fernandes acquired both the British sports car maker and Premier League team last summer and gave the players a tast of the Caterham Drive Experience, held at several venues across the UK.
Former French international Cisse said, “It was a great experience. I’m a big fan of cars, so it was great to get behind the wheel with Heikki. The ability these drivers have is incredible and it was great to see the way they handle the cars.”
Hill, QPR’s player of the year for the 2011-12 season, added, “Wow, what an experience. You see these guys throwing an F1 car around on the TV but it’s only when you’re sitting next to them that it becomes real. They have unbelievable control behind the wheel and the ability both Heikki and Vitaly had to flip the front end to send the ball into the net was just incredible.”
We look forward to seeing the QPR boys return the favour by playing a game of football. In the Silverstone pit lane. During a race..