2021 SHC Classic Car Friday – Practice 1

The highly-anticipated 2021 Simola Hillclimb has kicked off in earnest with clear, sunny conditions – albeit a slightly cool track for the first run of the day on Classic Car Friday.

Franco Scribante topped the first practice in his 1972 Chevron B26 on 43.050 sec. The car is powered by a high-revving 2.9-litre V8 engine derived from two Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle engines.

Only the second Formula 1 car to ever compete at the Simola Hillclimb had its first run today, with Ian Schofield tentatively testing the track and his recently acquired 1989 Minardi Cosworth MN189, and posting the second fastest time of 51.137 sec. There will be a lot more to come from this car as the day unfolds.

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