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The Test Track Is Daunting For A Reason

Easily one of the most recognizable aspects of the show, the test track has seen plenty of celebrities strap on helmets and go on the ride of their life (with a fair amount of curse words added).

Picture of the track
David Goddard/Getty Images
David Goddard/Getty Images

Yet, there is a reason that this track is so intimidating to most. It’s because it was designed by Lotus Cars as a testing facility, where they test many of their Formula One cars, so the track can’t be a walk in the park for the car or their drivers. Plus, it makes for some great television.