• Five McLaren MP4-12Cs head out after breakfast on Day Two near Reims, France

  • We and our McLaren MP4-12C head south through northeastern France on Day Two

  • We and our McLaren MP4-12C head south through northeastern France on Day Two

  • We and our McLaren MP4-12C head south through northeastern France on Day Two

  • We and our McLaren MP4-12C head south through northeastern France on Day Two

  • We and our McLaren MP4-12C head south through northeastern France on Day Two

  • Navigating the demanding French provincial roads on Day Two - this is why we're here.

  • Well maintained original pit-lane at the circuit of Reims-Gueux, site of several French grands prix.

  • Well maintained original pit-lane at the circuit of Reims-Gueux, site of several French grands prix.

  • Well maintained original pit-lane at the circuit of Reims-Gueux, site of several French grands prix.

  • Well maintained original pit-lane at the circuit of Reims-Gueux, site of several French grands prix.

  • MP4-12C at original pit-lane at the circuit of Reims-Gueux, site of several French grands prix.

  • MP4-12C at original pit-lane at the circuit of Reims-Gueux, site of several French grands prix.

  • MP4-12C at original pit-lane at the circuit of Reims-Gueux, site of several French grands prix.

  • MP4-12C at original pit-lane at the circuit of Reims-Gueux, site of several French grands prix.

  • Looking out from the original pit area at Reims-Gueux main straight as MP4-12Cs speed past.

  • Photo by Patrick Gosling
  • Photo by Patrick Gosling
  • Grandstand on main straight at Reims-Gueux circuit, now a public highway.

  • Grandstand on main straight at Reims-Gueux circuit, now a public highway.

  • Stenciled reminder from the club that tends the Reims-Gueux circuit:"In memory of the drivers, respect this site."

  • Stenciled reminder from the club that tends the Reims-Gueux circuit:"In memory of the drivers, respect this site."

  • In our MP4-12C touring the main straight at Reims-Gueux circuit.

  • In our MP4-12C touring the main straight at Reims-Gueux circuit.

  • In our MP4-12C touring the main straight at Reims-Gueux circuit.

  • In our MP4-12C touring the main straight at Reims-Gueux circuit.

  • Lunch pause on Day Two at old train station house in Chatillon-sur-Seine.

  • Day Two driving out of Chatillon-sur-Seine.

  • Day Two driving out of Chatillon-sur-Seine.

  • Day Two driving out of Chatillon-sur-Seine.

  • Day Two driving out of Chatillon-sur-Seine.

  • Day Two driving out of Chatillon-sur-Seine.

  • Day Two driving out of Chatillon-sur-Seine.

  • Day Two driving out of Chatillon-sur-Seine.

  • Day Two driving out of Chatillon-sur-Seine.

  • Driving perfection with the MP4-12C on open mountain roads in the Jura district of France approaching the Geneva area.

  • Driving perfection with the MP4-12C on open mountain roads in the Jura district of France approaching the Geneva area.

  • Driving perfection with the MP4-12C on open mountain roads in the Jura district of France approaching the Geneva area.

  • End Day Two in France an hour south of Geneva - the French Alps begin tomorrow right after breakfast.

  • End Day Two in France an hour south of Geneva - the French Alps begin tomorrow right after breakfast.

  • End Day Two in France an hour south of Geneva - the French Alps begin tomorrow right after breakfast.

  • End Day Two in France an hour south of Geneva - the French Alps begin tomorrow right after breakfast.

  • End Day Two in France an hour south of Geneva - the French Alps begin tomorrow right after breakfast.

  • MP4-12C polishes off nearly 500 miles of great sports car roads and is still fresh.



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    Check out I'm not talking about encountering a wild series of hairpins, mind you, but rather higher speed roads nonetheless filled with satisfying curves and stunning countryside. First, however, right at the start of the day's driving leg, I had a stop at the former grand prix circuit Reims-Gueux.

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