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McLaren Senna

Say hello to a road-legal track car bearing the name of the greatest F1 driver of the modern era

I’m peeping through my crash helmet at a cobalt sky, vision restricted to a rectangular frame, hearing muted — other than the low hum of the intercom that connects me to my co-pilot. And I’m selfcounselling: my therapist would be proud.

Inner me is telling older me that younger me would feel no fear at my current status: awaiting a pit-lane green light in the most super of supercars. That being behind the wheel of a preproduction McLaren Senna — only 500 made, all sold, £750,000 at the kerb — is to be embraced, relished and enjoyed, not feared.

And inner me is winning. I’ve been through the sweaty-palmed stage when given a set of flame-proof socks and underwear plus a full race suit and helmet. But I’m now dressed like a professional racer, I look and feel as if I can style out any shortcoming, initially anyway.

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