People always say that interviews with Formula 1 drivers are boring, and they give canned answers. Well if you put them and the journalist behind the wheel of a car, that problem seems to go away…mostly!
Well played, guys. Entertaining from start to finish.
PS: Lewis can do 80 to 90 push ups? I can do like 30 now before I get tired…
Engineering Explained is an awesome YouTube channel for nerdy gearheads that want to know more about how and why cars work the way that they do. I found this one particular interesting, which explained why the Ferrari V8 with a flat-plane crank has a different sound, than the Corvette V8 with a cross-plane crank.
I’m the luckiest guy on the track, really.
So I’ve had a lot of people pinging me lately, asking what’s been going on race-wise and in my life, since I haven’t been posting a lot of here. So let me catch you up.
So things have been pretty busy, in a good way, getting ready for the last regional sprint race of the year. I’ve been racing in the Gold Cup this year with my World Formula, and I’m currently 4th in points out of 26 drivers. If the race weekend goes really well at the end of the month, I’d end up in the top three, which would be a bonus, given all of the engine troubles that I’ve been having.
It’s a rainy day. I had some time on Youtube, and what I find? Jeremy Clarkson going to Japan to check out the touge, Wangan and a drift event. I knew I liked that Clarkson bloke. ;)
I’d never though that I’d see a video with Jeremy Clarkson and Keiichi Tsuchiya at the same time. This was “Old Top Gear”, but it’s still worth a look, if you have a few minutes for a fun little video throwback.
I know I did!
IndyCar is really grabbing my attention this year. I think that the Mayor of Hinchtown might be one of my new favorites, just for this one move. (See? Open-wheel excitement without a single DRS Zone in sight…)
Take a L28, bore it 3.2 and add a Sequential Gearbox and you have the Wood Village S30. I love this. Just enjoy the audio.
It’s a Friday, so I’m just going to leave you with some fun motorsports noises to get everyone excited for the weekend.
What are your weekend plans? I’ve got a practice day in the kart this weekend, tuning some setup pieces and shaking some rust off, while I wait for my new motor to arrive to prep for Gold Cup.
Also a new video project is in the works, so that should be coming soon! Have a good weekend!
I’ve been watching plenty of rallycross videos, since catching notice of Subaru’s Launch Control series on Youtube. However what I recently found, I thought was worth sharing. Although you’d think that AWD would rule the Rallycross arena, the 2wd class has some exciting battles too.
Enter this RX-8. It isn’t the car that I would think of when selecting a 2WD rallycross car, but this one has got the business all over it!
We’re going to Formula D Seattle this weekend. So, of course we’re going to car-nerd chat about things before going. Most of us on the blog do some racing ourselves, and so we value our track-walks and preparation of how we get ready to hit the track.