Two Ross Brawn-designed cars were to play a big part in my racing career, both were formidable contenders and race winners, but in totally different formulae. My experiences in one led to a drive in the other. The two cars are the Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-14 and the other the Benetton B192.
The Jaguar XJKR14 was a strikingly good-looking car resplendent in its purple livery. It was powered by the Ford HB engine, which was basically a Formula One engine. It also had an incredible amount of downforce. Driving the car was a great experience as it seemed to stick to any surface, even a wet track on slick tires—it had an incredible amount of grip. I must regard this as my greatest racecar.
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