James Dasaolu

Dasaolu in the fast lane

British sprinter James Dasaolu was able to witness speeds of a different kind a few weeks ago as he swapped his spikes for a steering wheel in a visit to Silverstone.

James was in attendance to shoot a video for Inside Track, The Telegraph’s video series featuring Britain’s top sprinters.

The European Champion visited the home of British motor racing, Silverstone, and was given an exclusive tour of F1 team Force India, and their cars. Before filming the video and meeting Telegraph reporters.

It was a perfect fit for Dasaolu who loves cars and is delighted to have teamed up with Mazda on his Road to Rio as one of his main long term sponsors.

“It was incredible to see behind the scenes at Silverstone,” commented James. “Luckily one of the drivers from Force India is over six-foot so I was able to sit in one of the cars.”

“I watch a lot of f1 so it was a great experience, and a real insight into the sport.”

To watch the video Inside Track visit here and for exclusive behind the scenes photos of the day visit James Dasaolu’s official Facebook page.

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