The Volkswagen I.D.R electric racecar just broke a 20-year-old record at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb. Driven by Romain Dumas, the I.D.R made the climb on Friday in just 41.18 seconds, which is a half-second clear of former F1 driver Nick Heidfeld’s hairy 41.6-second run all the way back in 1999 in his McLaren MP4/13. Heidfelds original record run. Saw this live when he set the record, will never forget the noise and the fact it looked as though Nick was only ever a millisecond away from crashing during the entire run. Contrast to Romain Dumas new record run, so calm, so nailed to the road, no drama, and no noise, is this really the future of racing ???