The story behind this dirty p1
and why I don't mind this photo being copied
A few years ago I had a chance to drive the McLaren P1 for GTspirit. Location: Bahrain. The three days there included some driving on the road as well as on the Bahrain F1 track. Bahrain is a country in the Middle East with an average of only a few days of rain a year - and you probably guessed it. It was the first rainy day of the year when I got the key to this brand new McLaren P1 handed to me.
The rain turned a mixture of sand, oil and water into the greasiest road I have ever seen - comparable with snow covered ice in Finland - but than without the winter tires and spikes on a 900hp+ car. Accelerating gently from 50 km/h in 6th gear made the wheels spin like mad and sprayed mud high up into the air.
Certainly not the ideal conditions to test McLaren's latest hypercar but it did create one thing; a muddy body paint that looks like a piece of art. I snapped some pictures of it with my phone and uploaded them on Facebook - they are now all over the web and I actually don't really mind as seeing it still puts a smile on my face.
There is more untold about my days with the McLaren P1 but I will save that for another time!