Petter Solberg: Mud, sweat and tears
Autosport columnist Petter Solberg explains why his Cyprus success helped him resist the temptation to try racing sportscars, but why testing an F1 car recently has left him hungry for more on-track action
I drove a Formula 1 car for the first time last week. Let me tell you, it was incredible. Amazing. It was Michael Schumacher's 2005 Ferrari that now belongs to a friend of mine. It was just amazing.
As you know, I tested a Le Mans car recently, so driving a very fast race car wasn't something completely new for me. But the Ferrari was something else. I didn't stop smiling all of the time – except for when the car developed a gearbox problem and I had to stop driving.
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