See Daniel Ricciardo Drift Megane RS Trophy-R Using Handbrake


The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed is now over, and what better way to round off the four-day action-packed event if not with a hilarious drive up the hill? In the hands of talented F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, this Renault Megane RS Trophy-R was far from beating the VW I.D.’s outright record of 39.9 seconds. There’s a perfectly good reason why the hot hatch looks like it’s shaking on the damp tarmac as the Renault F1 Team driver completed the hill climb with the handbrake lever in the upright position for most of the time.

The Mercedes-AMG A45 S might have a dedicated drift mode thanks to its intricate 4Matic+ system enabling tail-happy adventures, but what it doesn’t have is the Megane RS Trophy-R’s conventional handbrake lever. Proving once and for all that with enough skills you can drift a front-wheel-drive car, the 30-year-old…

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