Formula E. Home of the all electric formula car racing series, and all the ex-Formula 1 driving talent that you can get your hands on. The first race is coming in September, and so I’ve been doing a bit to find more information about the cars.
So the Russian GP is planning to go ahead at the end of the year, so Infiniti took Sebastian Vettel and had him do an onboard lap in a road car. It’s not the most exciting looking layout if I’m honest.
Some sectors remind me of the Korean and Abu-Dhabi track, which frankly were flat, like most modern Tilke-circuits.
“Ah, the sweet sound of turbos dying for our enjoyment…”
So earlier in the week, Nicholas was posting on our Facebook page sweet sounds of three and four-rotor FDs, making glorious noises. So I thought to myself…”Hmm, me thinks that he’ll like this as well.”
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.