Malaysian teenager youngest driver to test F1 car

A 16-year-old Malaysian has become the youngest person to drive

a Formula One car in an official test session.

Nabil Jeffri took part in a day of straight-line aero testing

for Lotus Racing at the Imperial War Museum runway near Cambridge

on Wednesday.

Jeffri says that ”the first time I went out it was pretty

scary.” He said it took him awhile to get used to the car’s

powerful acceleration and braking.

Jeffri also took part in pitstop practice.

Team owner Tony Fernandes says that Jeffri ”repaid my faith in

him and has performed incredibly well.”