I don’t know about you, but I’d jump into the car, and they’d never see me again. ;)
…and so now all of my productivity is gone for about 12 minutes. An 846hp all-wheel drive (So that’s a thing now) Mustang racing through the streets of LA is worth a little Monday morning pick me up, right?
Right? Right. Just watch the video, ok?
I’ll never forget riding in our $200 Nissan pick up truck, on our way home from our first go-kart race. Just as we were about to get on the freeway, my Dad looks over, and quietly says “Kyle, I’m sorry……I wish I could give you the equipment everyone else has.” As I sat there, half confused as to what he meant, by the time I got home I knew exactly what it meant. Since that day, I’ve been 100% devoted to my racing efforts. From racing a bike around the block, to a Spec Miata while 3-wide down the back straight at Portland, it’s been a long, crazy road, one that ironically enough, ended up putting Team KBR and myself on the top step of the podium at the SCCA Runoffs.
Under Suzuki is one of my favorite privateer Time Attack drivers. I’m not going to even say much here. His S15 was beaten by the Tilton Lancer Evolution by only four thousandths of a second.
So you’re Vladimir Putin, and you have a Formula 1 Grand Prix coming to your country in under a week. You could give Petrov or Kyvat a ring and ask for some tips to sound F1-savvy… or you could just jump into a car yourself. Continue reading
After watching Rush, and reading two biographies on Niki Lauda, he’s become one of my favorite racing drivers.
His no-bullshit approach to racing makes him super easy to relate to. In 50 seconds, he explains why F1 drivers seem bored with the current era of cars, why we see more drivers going straight from GP3/F3 to F1, and what can be done to change it.
100% agree, Niki.
If you’ve been following even a hint of the motorsport world over the last few days, you’ll have heard about the tragic accident that Jules Bianchi was involved in during the Japanese Grand Prix. I’m not going to talk about my opinion on the crash, or show any photos about it, because you can find things like that all over the internet.
Really what I wanted to show was an interview that Will Buxton did on Jules Bianchi this last October. Bianchi is one of those drivers that, if you’ve been following European single seaters, that you’ll know about. However, for most people he’s just been driving for a backmarker team.
When you’re a Formula 1 fan, one of the nice things about having uncompetitive teams is that they allow the media more access to their pit garages. That’s just because the cars were so off the pace, there wouldn’t be much information for competing teams that they would want to steal for their cars.
I found a video of what the 2013 Mclaren and 2013 Caterham pit crews were doing on the cars during a Friday night. Both cars were pretty horrible, so we get to see the mechanics actually working on the cars!
Check it out before FOM nicks the video.
Sometimes, it doesn’t take a very technical video to explain how parts of a car work. This video was made back in the 1930s, but it does a really good job explaining how a basic differential works.
Take a peek and see if you learn something.