The Glorious French Race Track You've Never Heard Of

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THE VOLCANIC RUSH OF CLERMONT-FERRANDSpeedhunters

The irreplaceable Speedhunters live up to the promise of their name, delivering a French race track that didn't survive but still exists. It's also in Grand Prix.

It was a quick track – Chris Amon’s lap record of 1972 set the bar at an average of 104mph, which is incredible when you study the layout. It was described as a quicker, twister version of the Nürburgring. Drivers even complained of motion sickness and would wear open-faced helmets just in case, though that would have dire consequences.

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The Glorious French Race Track You've Never Heard Of

A visual look at flying cars from Flipbook, because flying race car.

riving cars with no fear of flying. To go fast and fly? Just add lightness!

World's first lab-grown burger is eaten in LondonBBC

The Glorious French Race Track You've Never Heard Of

Not sure what this has to do with anything, but as we switch to drive-by-wire cars.

Upon tasting the burger, Austrian food researcher Ms Ruetzler said: "I was expecting the texture to be more soft... there is quite some intense taste; it's close to meat, but it's not that juicy. The consistency is perfect, but I miss salt and pepper."

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