View Full Version : Riccardo Patrese gives his wife a ride

01-12-2012, 12:09 PM
This is pretty dang funny.... Riccardo Patrese gives his wife a ride around the Jerez circuit in a Honda Civic Type-R.

And for those that don't know, at one time Patrese was one of the worlds best race car drivers.


01-12-2012, 02:17 PM
Nice vid! I went ahead and googled the type r, curious what it looked like.


01-12-2012, 05:10 PM
I'm sure it's optics, but it didn't seem to be going all that fast. Still funny though.

01-12-2012, 05:30 PM
Cameras never capture the real feel of a race car.

During one of my practice runs for the Pikes Peak Hillclimb one year I let my dad ride up with me in a IMSA GTU Mazda RX-7. He said it scared the snot out of him. His comment I remember the most was: "Just as I am convinced there is no way in hell we are going to make the corner, you turn in and the car slides through the turn." And that comment was from a man who had raced Baja before.

01-12-2012, 05:35 PM

Gambel Oak
01-12-2012, 08:03 PM
I liked how it was a casual Sunday drive for Riccardo. Smooth as butter.