Honda Sets F1 Land Speed Record

Even in the most technologically-advanced, downforce-oriented cars, things can get hairy and unpredictable out on the salt. Alan van der Merwe, strapped into a Honda Formula 1 car, spun a few times in an ultimately-successful effort to traverse a two-way measured mile at 220.571 — headed for a new straight-line record for a race-legal F1 vehicle. Now, if one could only fit a pro wrestler into one of those cars, Bob Mould would be grinning from ear to ear. [Thanks to Cole for the tip.]

Honda set land speed record for F1 car [TSN.ca]

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