Lotus F1 Team has sort of fallen as the base of a lot of Formula 1 jokes in the last couple of weeks. With their team principle leaving for Mclaren, a massive staff exodus and a very odd looking nose for their 2014, Lotus doesn’t really have a good look going on for the new year.
But at least they show us a video of Crashtor being pulled around in a vanity trailer. Because you know, that’s important. I think this video has some V6 engine audio in it. Can anyone tell?
So take it from someone who has driven in Formula 1, and has massive experience with racing hybrid cars. Allan McNish is probably the most qualified person to be explaining how the cars will feel in Formula 1 for 2014.
Besides, it’s always good to get a Shakedown video where a former driver is the star. You learn so much about how they think. Watch and enjoy.
Ok, so I did find this video via Axis of Oversteer, but I’m being a good boy and making sure that they get the credit for it. Still freaking funny though, in a dorky sorta way.
So we’re in a second day of Formula 1 testing for 2014. I’m still shocked over what the new noses of the majority of the cars look like, but I’m starting to get over it. (Or at least lying to myself, that I’m getting over it). After doing a bit of surfing, I found a link to a video of Jerez testing that gives a taste of what the new V6-Hybrid turbo engines sound like.
The FIA are always tasked with finding ways to make Formula 1 more interesting for viewers. I’ve got an easy one for you. Make these eye level cameras mandatory for all drivers.
In 2014, Formula 1 is going through one of the largest technical regulation changes in the series. We all know about the change from the 2.4 V8 engine to the 1.6 Liter V6 turbo “power unit”. (Click here to hear the Mercedes V6 turbo on the dyno.)
However, there are other aerodynamic and physical changes to the car that people may not know about, just simply described.
Well, that’s it. Starting in 2014, Formula 1 is moving to a 1.6 liter V6 turbo engine formula. No more V8 engines. Last weekend, at the Brazilian Grand Prix was the last time that the current 2.4 naturally aspirated V8 was run in anger.
Caterham F1 got the final Renault RS27 that came off the assembly line. So after the race, what did they do with it? Rev the crap out of it until it dies.
Well played, green team. Well played.
(Note, you might want to keep your speakers down for this one)
It’s true, we do. Everyone like seeing cool aerodynamic effects.
Click on the image, if the .gif doesn’t work for you. (No idea why it’s not working in the preview window.) That’s all. Enjoy.
Followers of |StartingGrid| know that I’m a huge Formula 1 fan. This isn’t something that you see everyday, where a Caterham overtakes a Ferrari in a Grand Prix.
Watch how Vitaly Petrov is able to keep pace with Felipe Massa, and make a pass in the DRS zone for 15th place during the 2012 European GP. (Massa’s teammate Alonso is leading the race at this point.) Continue reading