As Formula E is going through development in it’s initial season, I really like how the series is doing it’s best to spread more media awareness of the cars, series and the technologies around them.
I wish that Formula 1 did this, because I feel like in a year where the series has some of the most technological advanced engines in the history of the sport, no one knows about it.
If you’re into cars, you’ve joked about it at least once. What would happened if someone took a Formula 1 car to a track day. Well, some clever old guy took an Arrows A22 F1 car out to a club day, and had a go! Watch as basically he just crushes everything out there *and then probably brags to his friends that he does everything “flat out”*.;)
Long story short, this needs to be one of the things I do now. ;)
I have to say that the winter-time is always pretty tough for racing. There are a few winter series races that you can go do, but for the most part it can be pretty slow.
So what do you do to fill the time? Well, the Major of Hinchtown might have some ideas…
So it’s been a busy last few months in the background, which is why there haven’t been as many posts on |StartingGrid| Between work, and getting ready for the 2015 race season, I haven’t taken the chance to post like I’d like. (I still have a season-end karting post that I’ve been meaning to get out.)
However, in the meantime, here is a transporter jumping over a F1 car, because cool things are cool. ;)
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?
(L to R) Travis Washay, Kyle Keenan, and David Daughtery
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