Thanks to Pirelli, the official Formula 1 tire supplier, driftmeister Ken Block is about to make his Formula 1 debut.
Kenny, as I’m sure you know, started out by drifting a Subaru and posting the videos on Youtube. They’ve become so popular that turned him into a global mega star. He then tried his hand at professional rallying, which resulted in an ongoing, frustrating effort to secure a decent place between the sport’s giants.
Mr. Block will soon get his first chance behind the wheel of an F1 car on August 5 at Monza race track in Italy. It’s not a modern F1 car mind you, but a 700 hp 2009 Toyota machine, enough to create some spectacular scenes given Ken’s natural habit of going everywhere sideways.
It’s going to be helluva lot harder to drift a F1 car though. So Ken might as well just relax and enjoy his time. Just one thing, we hope he doesn’t think of entering F1. To be honest he shouldn’t have come to WRC either. The guy doesn’t function well under discipline!
This being Ken though, he’s looking forward to have some fun with that F1 car:
“I can’t wait to discover Formula One for myself,” says our Block. “I need to be realistic about what I can do, but I know that it’s going to be a lot of fun and take hooning to a whole new level.”