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.
The last year has been a whirlwind of change, at least racing-wise. I was able to get my own kart and transportation, and start going to some club races. Compared to the racing that I used to do, this has been a complete different level of preparation just to get to the track. Continue reading
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.
So finally I got around to writing the first project log of the year for the World Formula karts. It’s been a busy first few weeks, which is why it’s taken me so long.
My condolences to Jenson and his entire family. Since I’ve been a follower of Formula 1, Jenson’s dad has been such a staple of the paddock. A true racing father, letting his son live his own dream in his own way, while just coming along for the ride.
Even though I just follow the sport as a fan, John’s loss still has impact.
Originally posted on The Buxton Blog:
It is Saturday 17th October 2009, at about half past ten at night in Sao Paulo. Our Brazilian taxi driver has taken my travelling room-mate and I to the wrong hotel and it’s going to take a while to order another one, so we go to the hotel bar and order a glass of wine.
There, we bump into John Button… sat alone, lost in his thoughts, no doubt contemplating what lay ahead of his son in the morning of a day when he would be crowned world champion. Always Jenson’s most ardent supporter, John barely missed a day of his son’s career. And October 18th would mark the culmination of their incredible journey.
John invited us over that night, as if he was glad to have the company to take his mind away from his thoughts. And there we sat, spoke and laughed…
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You have to love Senna, not only for his achievements in Formula 1, but for his love of competition karting. Check out this video where he advocates many of the core values of being involved in karting.
Honestly, I think that no matter what form of motorsport that you participate in, having experience in a kart is incredibly useful. Worked for Senna, so it works for me.
A Formula 1 pitstop is one of the greatest orchestrations of man and speed. In less than three seconds, a team of guys can jack the car up, replace the tires and send it on its way. Incredible how much can get done in such a short span of time.
Horacio Pagani is one of the greatest automotive designers of our generation. Each piece that he, and later his company, have made are works of art. Pagani is a man who has poured his passion of automobiles into his life, and it exudes out of the attention to details in his machines.
Take a look and enjoy gaining some insight from a great man in the automotive world.
Everyone knows that I am not a fan of snow. Even the lightest little bit of the white stuff, and I just want to stay inside.
However, I might just have changed my mind about it…;)