FIA data said that Valtteri Bottas reacted to the start of the Austrian GP in just 0.201 seconds. That’s really, really quick. But just how hard is that to do?
Now you can test yourself with this neat little web game that someone has made. Click to start the lights sequence, wait for them to go out and click again. Simple!
Ok, so it’s not a fully accurate representation of an F1 start. After all, clicking a mouse button or tapping a screen from your home is slightly different to releasing a clutch paddle in the high-pressure environment of the start of a Grand Prix.
It’s loads of fun though, and incredibly addictive. After dozens of tries (and several jump starts) I managed to just about beat Bottas’s reaction with a time of 0.197 seconds.
How quickly can you react? Let us know your best times in the comments!