WATCH: F1 champion Nico Rosberg performs a hot lap behind the wheel of the 588kW McLaren Senna

<i>Image: YouTube</i>
<i>Image: YouTube</i>

The McLaren Senna is one of the fastest and most desirable supercars out there. Who better to put the supercar through its paces than 2016 Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg performing a hot lap at the driving school track of the famous Paul Ricard circuit in France.

It sports a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces an eye-watering 588kW and 800Nm.

One hot lap

After a drive from Monaco to the track, he gets strapped in and ready to tackle the chicanes and straights of the training circuit.

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Rosberg completed the hot lap in under a minute with an overall time of 59.85 seconds, a true illustration of both performance and driver ability.

Watch the video:

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