BMW Sauber F1 driver Nick Heidfeld swapped his 700bhp car for Troy Corser's 200bhp S1000RR Superbike, for a lap around the Nurburgring circuit...!
World Superbikes racer Troy Corser and F1 driver Nick Heidfeld recently got an opportunity to swap their BMWs for a lap of the Nürburgring circuit. Corser got to drive Heidfeld’s 700 horsepower BMW Sauber F1 car, while Heidfeld got to grips with Corser’s 200bhp S1000RR superbike.
‘It was just awesome! The car feels so balanced, the brakes are fantastic, the tyres have unbelievable grip and the steering is very direct but still has a lot of feeling. I can’t believe how hard and late you can brake. I know I was braking too early and I really would like to have a day or two with the car to really see what I can do with it,’ said Troy, who’s a two-time World Superbikes champ.
‘It was a sensational experience! I already had lots of fun practising on the streetbike in the morning and I had expected the Superbike to be a huge leap over the production version, a bit like series cars and racers, but I was surprised in the end. The difference is huge. On the one hand the Superbike is more aggressive, builds up more grip and has the superior brakes, but on the other hand it is easier to ride because you can control it so well. The handling is very precise. Obviously I’m still miles from the limit with the superbike; I would love to have done a lot more laps,’ said Heidfeld.
We’re not really into F1 at all, but how we wish we could ride Mr Corser’s 200-horsepower S1000RR at the Nürburgring. Oooohhhh…!
Here's Corser and Heidfeld having a go in the F1 car and S1000RR WSBK racer...