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One of the hardest things for F1 fans to appreciate about the sport is exactly what it’s like to drive a ridiculously powerful, high-tech, beautiful and beastly machine around the world’s top race circuits.

In truth, it’s also pretty hard for drivers to explain, too, with most reduced to blank stares and mumbles when asked to describe the sensation. “It’s kind of, you know, intense,” is about as clear an answer as you’re likely to get.

That’s all changing though, as our partners Aston Martin are joining up with Pirelli and Formula 1 to give fans a taste of just what it’s like to tackle a grand prix track at top speed.

At 10 races this year the Hot Laps programme will see fans sit alongside top drivers in Aston Martin Vanquish S supercars for a full-tilt lap of the circuit.

And to kick it off here in Bahrain, Daniel joined the fun, winding his Vanquish all the way up to give fans a heart-stopping, edge-of-the-seat tour of the Bahrain International Circuit.

Not one to be left out of the fun, Christian, who’s not too shabby at the wheel of a car, will be taking fans out again on Saturday for more riotous action in an extremely quick car!