In a Porsche Cayman GTS. Jealous yet?
Meet Analiese. She's only 4-years-old and is already a seasoned veteran of the Nurburgring. Well, she may not be a driving veteran but she's certainly had plenty of experience as a front-seat passenger with her father Robert Mitchell at the wheel. The two have had extraordinary adventures at the Green Hell together, having lapped the track in everything from a Porsche 911 GT2 RS, VW Golf GTI, to a McLaren 675 LT Spider. And now she has just completed her 250th 'Ring lap with her proud papa, this time riding shotgun in a Porsche 718 Cayman GTS.
To properly mark the occasion, Mitchell had the dashcam rolling as young Analiese sat in her child car seat, as always. Safety still remained a No. 1 priority for Mitchell and it's clear from the video he wasn't pushing the Porsche to the extreme. Not anywhere near close, but he did quiz her knowledge of the turns.
This kid knows her stuff. Most importantly, it's obvious Analiese was having a great time and clearly already shares her father's passion. Often times the stereotype is fathers taking their sons out for high-speed test runs at race tracks or, perhaps, even drag strips. But why should motorsports be limited to only guys?
The clear answer is that it shouldn't be, as pro racing drivers like Danica Patrick have proven. Maybe one day Analiese Mitchell's name will be painted on the side of a race car. Or, she'll become a regular fixture at the Nurburgring, much like Sabine Schmitz, aka the "Queen of the Nurburgring."
The fact that Analiese has completed 250 laps shotgun around the 'Ring is something many gearheads everywhere only dream of doing at some point in their lives. Find a way to make it happen.
Robert Mitchell should also reach out to 5-year-old Adrian Zamarripa, the kid who last week stole his parent's SUV to go buy a Lamborghini. A little Nurburgring time would also surely put a smile on his face.