Watch Daniel Ricciardo drift up the Goodwood hill – with the handbrake on
We’ve all seen videos of front-wheel-drive cars being drifted around car parks with bin lids under the rear wheels and the handbrake on. In fact, the total absence of grip to the rear wheels looks extremely fun.
This is what springs to mind when watching Daniel Ricciardo’s run up the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb course in the newly released Renault Megane RS Trophy-R. Instead of showing off the Nurburgring lap record holder for a front-wheel-drive car, the Formula 1 ace decided to have a little fun.
Once the car had gathered enough speed, the Aussie yanked the handbrake making for a very odd-looking run. With the rear wheels locked up forcing the rear end to slide out in every direction, it almost looks like the car has suspension damage at the rear. This is a common sight in the world of violent Touring Cars such as the BTCC.
As the track was wet from a brief shower, the Honey Badger was able to go quite a distance before having to release the rear wheels to regain his momentum. Furthermore, the lack of grip from the wet tarmac hopefully means the tires could have avoided a set of huge flat spots and survived – if not, he might be getting a bill for some new rubber...