British Formula Ford

It may be true that you need superhero levels of talent (not to mention some serious financial backing) to make it into Formula One, but that doesn't mean that F1 drivers are just born that way. They need to work their way up. And for many, that road starts with Formula Ford.

One of the lowest rungs on the formula racing ladder (between karting and Formula Renault), Formula Ford is among the most pure and simple forms of single-seater racing. There are literally dozens of championships taking place simultaneously around the world, but it's in British Formula Ford where drivers like Ayrton Senna, Jenson Button, Mark Webber and Anthony Davidson cut their proverbial teeth.

It's a point that's not lost on the team at XCar, which trained for and took part in a Formula Ford race at Brands Hatch... just like their heroes did. See how they fared in the video below.