Chennai: Gautam Gambhir, India's opening batsman had an opportunity to drive the spanking new 1600cc Formula Ford car during the luncheon break at the Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship, here Sunday.
Gambhir, the new brand ambassador for MRF took the racing car on a full lap of the MMRT track.
“The experience is truly exhilarating", Gambhir said after the ride. Gambhir said that his favourite team and driver were Ferrari and Michael Schumacher.
The 1600cc single-seater car was launched in 2007 as part of a new series that MRF had envisioned. However, for various reasons, the series never got off the ground, but the Chennai-based tyre company stated that the Formula Ford championship would be flagged off later this year.