The F1 Scrum
Farleigh House, Bath Rugby Club, Bath
Farleigh House, Bath Rugby Club, Bath, United Kingdom.
A Formula One Car is a formidably potent bit of kit and in the past we’ve pitted its awesome power against everything from drag racers to jet fighters. And though we don’t like to brag, most of the time we’ve come out on top.
So when it was suggested that the raw power of an F1 car wouldn't be forceful enough to drive back a bunch blokes digging their studs in the dirt, all we could say was "bring it on". Trouble was we weren't up against any ordinary men, as it turned out our opposition was the mighty scrum of Bath Rugby Club.
Faced with eight international-standard examples of rugby playing brute force weighing in at 900kg (the equivalent of a full-grown giraffe) we quickly realised we needed reinforcements. It was time to call in our own expert power player – none other than Daniel Ricciardo.
Thus, armed with the 1000bhp/tonne of 2012's double title-winning RB8 and a three-time grand prix winner to deploy that grunt, we headed towards Bath's elite training ground at Farleigh House full of confidence.
So, did the irresistible force triumph over the immovable object? And just how much damage can one over-enthusiastic Formula One driver cause to a very expensive drone?