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From Max driving the car up the ice and snow of the Hahnenkamm mountain in Kitzbühel to DC putting the RB7 through its paces across the wild expanse of the desert at Wadi Rum in Jordan we've tackled all kinds of terrain, but the team's most recent test might just have been one of the most difficult yet.
At first glance, running one of our cars up a mountain pass in Switzerland might look straightforward, but when that pass, the Tremolastrasse, is an ancient roadway of uneven cobblestones made treacherously slick by melting show, and when it's bounded by either perilous drops or dry stone walls close to the road, then it suddenly becomes a proper test of grip, of set-up skills, and most of all, of driver nerve.
And in that regard we called on a man who is not only familiar with the locale but one who, as a former F1 driver and a WEC and Formula E champ, knows a thing or two about dealing with pressure situations – Sébastien Buemi.
Built between 1827 and 1832 on an old Alpine route first used by the Romans, the Tremolastrasse connects the town of Airolo to the Gotthard Pass, snaking 12.7km up through a series of switchback turns to a summit 2,106m above sea level. These days, the cobbles are largely avoided by drivers, with the vast majority using the Gotthard Tunnel instead.
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