The fact that the lap is to be run in a Caterham 485S does nothing to allay the fear, however much excitement it also brings. Balling up what is basically a modern Lotus Seven at 140 mph can only end badly.
But once you've throttled the fear and taken the seat, the song of the 237-horsepower 2.0-liter Duratec engine takes over--and, if you're NBC Sports' Will Buxton, the narration kicks in. And if you're Alexander Rossi with a steering wheel in front of you, "fear" apparently isn't in your vocabulary.
A great lap of the 'Ring on many levels.