Verizon IndyCar Series drivers take the Honda Fit Challenge
Before last weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio, manufacturer Honda decided to see how many of its drivers it could get into a stripped-down Honda Fit. The results are pretty entertaining, and you can watch the video by using the media player included with this article.
Eventual race winner Graham Rahal, 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, Carlos Munoz and Takuma Sato were among the drivers to participate in the Honda Fit Challenge; Rahal and Hunter-Reay are among the series’ tallest drivers, so getting them into the car is an accomplishment even if the vehicle is largely down to its frame (it has only one seat).
The Benny Hill music is a nice touch, although it probably would’ve been even funnier to hear the drivers’ discussion as they tried to figure out who should go where. You also have to feel for Munoz, who looks like he’s practically got Conor Daly on his lap and the dashboard in his back. But it’s more good, clean fun from the folks at IndyCar, who just last week gave us Simon Pagenaud driving a Penske moving truck.
Now we wait and see if Chevrolet will try to cram Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ed Carpenter, and Sage Karam into an Aveo.
For more on the Verizon IndyCar Series, visit the league’s website.