Autoblog races the Le Mans stars, and loses...

Tom Webster

There really aren't that many chances in life to test out the theory that you too could have made it as a racing driver if you'd been afforded the same opportunities as Lewis Hamilton and Jensen Button. Most of us are content to carry on taking the racing line around roundabouts and exiting tight left-handers under the misplaced impression that professional racing really can't be that hard.

But last week we popped down to Sandown karting track in Surrey to have all of these illusions shattered in one swift overtaking manoeuvre.