|Video| Formula D still doesn’t make sense to me. #drift

This. This video here shows why Formula D’s scoring makes no sense.

I mean it does as far as I understand that it’s a drifting competition and that’s it an exhibition. Still, I have never understood if there was any consistency ever in Formula D’s scoring system. At all. Ever.

I get it. It’s a popularity contest. Still, I’ve always wished that Formula D cars just had a Driftbox installed, and this would fix a lot of their problems. At least with a Driftbox installed, drivers are just playing to the meter rather than playing to the favorites of the judges.

*Yep, I’m ranting. Deal.*

|Video| Alex Zanardi is more than a champion…

TOUCH THE SKY from tim hahne on Vimeo.

Alex Zanardi is such a champion, who is much more than just from his racing.

Sure, he’s raced in Formula 1. He’s won the CART series title two years in a row. He’s raced touring cars and won the gold medal in the 2012 Paralympic Games after losing his legs in a horrible crash in 2001. Still, Zanardi is much more than that.
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|Video| So what did I think of the first @FIAformulaE race?

So the maiden Formula E race was this weekend, and I just had a chance to really look at some of the highlights in detail. (First of all, props to Formula E to actually provide some highlights of their races. Why Formula 1 doesn’t do this is absolutely baffling to me still.)

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|Video| Final Bout – Keep #Drifting Fun

I don’t drift myself, but I always enjoy going to watch them at our local tracks. They also seem to have so much fun, which really is the point of all motorsport, right? #keepmotorsportfun

This Final Bout event looked like a total blast! USA International Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin looks like a badass track. I wonder if they can run karts there…

|Video| Vintage race kart demonstration run.

Just taking a look at this historic kart demonstration in the UK, you can easily see how much the look of race karts have changed over the last 50 years. Sidepods, bumpers, larger curb weight. Karts now are definitely much safer that they were in the old days.

However, at the same time, some will argue that the safety factor has made it possible for some drivers to reduce their driving standards, because they can touch pods can get away with a little “bump and run”. That wouldn’t even be a conversation starter in these vintage karts. You’d just flip and crash.

Still, it’s interesting to see how the technology has evolved, eh?