Yes, it is unfortunate, but the good news is that Rowan appears OK and the car should probably be repairable. No doubt, he has enjoyed the F1 on a level that few supercar owners have, with their respective cars. No shame in that!*sniffle
Not a whole lot to say about Rowan's car that hasn't been covered. He's an original owner, having purchased #061 in late 1997 on the worldwide success of his movie "Mr Bean". He drives it far more than most owners, mentioning during his recent Top Gear appearance that he's logged 37,000 miles. That's not a record for the F1 as there are at least a couple that are higher including some of the development prototypes. There are some unique touches in Rowans car like the black-faced gauges and black painted brake and clutch pedals. His car also features a classic style corded cellular telephone.Peleton25. font of all F1 knowledge, anything you can add about Rowan’s car?
It sure would be appreciated, as indeed are all your postings on the F1.
When I am not chasing McLaren F1s on the internet I am a cyclist. A 'peloton' is the word used to identify the large pack of riders in a bicycle race. I have been riding road bikes since 1992 and have actually had the "Peloton25" identity online since before I really became interested in the F1. I use it for practically everything and am of course easily recognized by it now with my passion for the F1.And why the handle, isn’t that cycle related?
There have been conflicting reports on the fire - I think perhaps the fire may have been contained to pieces of the car that are no longer attached. Certainly if the tub had caught fire there would be evidence of that and I'm not really seeing any. Also there's quite a bit of brush near where the car came to rest and I am not seeing any evidence of fire there either.Very unfortunate. Anyone know how it happened? BBC report said the car caught fire, that can mean the death of a car if he wasn't able to put it out.
You're thinking of chassis #067 that caught fire in June 2009 in Santa Rosa, CA.Didn't another McLaren burn and get repaired? As you can see by the photo I've provided it's not half as damaged as that one was.
It's the PERFECT hypercar size. As the article stated, more than likely will never be done that way again. Truly amazing what McLaren didJust reminds me how small the car is compared to other cars of it's era. That is a good colour too.
He must be the close to being the ultimate F1 enthusiast.