This video about the drift team, Mind-Control, reminds me about why I got into enjoy cars in the first place. The sheer fun of it all. Sometimes we get so caught up in ourselves in motorsport, I feel like people just forget what should all really be about. Going fast and having fun.
For most ‘ADHD-Smartphone-dependent-venti-coffee-drinking- give it to me now’ internet users, you’re probably not going to take the time to watch a 14 minute video in Japanese.
You should though. You really should.
So with all of the negative press surrounding F1 in media-life, my friends and I have been talking about other racing series that we probably should be paying more attention to. Eventually the conversation always comes back to the World Endurance Championship.
Even though it’s harder to ‘relate’ to a team when you have three cars per team and three guys sharing a car, you really cannot doubt that the P1 cars are basically Formula 1 cars with roofs on them.
Check out this test at Monza. You can’t argue this speed.
You know, normally Leo Parente annoys me something awful. However, when he’s right, he’s right. Mental focus and preparation is one of the strongest elements you can leverage when it comes to being successful when driving.
I don’t really having much to say here, because Leo says it all.
Super Formula – If Capeta was real, this would be the series that he would end up in. Surprisingly this Japanese-based open-wheel series has a ton of ex-F1 drivers that has raced in it, such as Ralf Schumacher, Pedro de la Rosa and Kazuki Nakajima.
Everyone knows about Senna vs Prost. We don’t need to go into that. Both were epic drivers, for very different reasons. However, very rarely do people take an opportunity to compare qualifying laps between the two drivers side by side.
However, take a look at this video from 1989, during the Japanese Grand Prix. Senna, who was known as the master of qualifying, out-paced his teammate Prost by 1.7 seconds in the same car. That’s another lifetime in racing terms.
Honestly, I haven’t been one for writing long descriptions for posts lately. You know why you’re here. ;) ^^^
Fun fact on why #23 is always the lead car for the Nissan works teams, and important to the brand. It’s pretty insightful.
The more you know. ;)
I’m just posting, so I can watch this over, and over and over again. Epic final laps at Bathurst this year.
So we all saw the Super Bowl commercial that previewed Nissan’s new LMP1 GTR race car. Then we learned that the car was front wheel drive…but then we learned that it wasn’t. It’s AWD car with only the internal combustion engine powering the front wheels, and hybrid power only for the rear wheels.