...Clive, as previously mentioned, presently my clutch master has all but failed, so sometimes I need to bury pedal into carpet - hence reference to struggling to reach!
My head is pretty much next to B pillar, so no 'broom' involved (used to race single seaters and fly competition gliders, so renowned for near horizontal driving position in early days in cars that would allow....health being what it is, and road cars being what they are, I am forced to sit far more upright than is good for feed back from the chassis / airframe - the circuit driving you refer to appears to show someone highly compromised with an Italianate 'knees in the chin' driving position, using his thigh strength and knees to compensate for lateral G, when it is the hips & upper body that should be securely located (perhaps my handbrake grabbing comes from heli flying?! - I can be guilty of that in a road car occasionally! - similarly used to get rebuked for resting elbow on door when racing saloon cars! - we all have our quirks..)
..the seating, though very attractive in red leather, IS compromised, certainly for non Italianate tall drivers pressing on occasionally on rough back roads which jostles even braced limbs - when I have my eye line acceptable, and my legs not fouling the s wheel, whilst allowing for hands to pass fully around the wheel (thanks to decent rack, a compromised race grip can be used) the shoulders are so far back, the arm reach is compromised - the fact remains, the driver sits too high for a car this respectable in cornering - the predominant feeling is that of being tipped off the top of a go-cart, not just a pleasant sensation of sweeping ebb and flow of G force - JMHO