Wacky workout gets the drivers in shape for 24 hours of Le Mans
Running a 24 hour race is not for the faint of heart, and requires man and machine to be expertly prepped for the task. With so much pressure on the Ford team at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, it only makes sense that the drivers receive as much pre-race training as possible.
Unlike a traditional workout that a baseball, football or soccer player would go through, driver Harry Tincknell works a weighted steering wheel and his neck muscles to get ready for the 24-hour sprint in France.
While the exercise might seem unorthodox to some, it makes sense to train drivers’ muscles for the unique rigors involved in eight hours of seat time at Le Mans.
Will this extra work help the Ford GT get its 50th anniversary present? We’ll have to wait and find out.