Some lucky high-profile guests have been able to experience the buzz of Formula 1 with a unique experience as a passenger in the Minardi two-seater F1 car.

Ed Westwick meets the Grid Girls With the F1-spec piloted by either former Grand Prix driver Zsolt Baumgartner or former V8 Supercars driver Cameron McConville, passengers are strapped in for the ride of their life, featuring speeds of up to 300km/h and phenomenal g-forces through the corners.

Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick was this morning’s lucky guest, with the British actor putting on a more upbeat demeanour this morning as he posed with the QANTAS grid girls (pictured) before hopping in to experience a few laps of Albert Park at speed.

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Those lucky enough to have experienced the ride include Australian Rules footballer Tom Scully and model Jessica Hart.

[Images via Australian Grand Prix and WENN]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.