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.
So it’s Friday, and my brain is tangled up in writing another article, so here is Kimi racing a lawnmower. Also I’ve got two questions for everyone.
- Why isn’t lawnmower racing more of a thing? I mean they already have a lawnmoyer that can go 117mph.., so why don’t we see more of that?
- Do you think that Ferrari’s contract only is allowing Kimi to just go lawnmoyer racing, outside of F1?
Enjoy the weekend, guys.
If you love all aspects of Formula 1, you need to listen to this interview with Derek Warwick. It’s a bit long, but to glean so much insight from a well known driver of the sport, is worth the time.
So we don’t talk about tuner cars enough here on |StartingGrid|. (Ok, that’s a bit of a lie. We do on the Facebook page, but not so much on the blog.) I’ll be the first to admit that, so it’s time to fix that. The aero-kits from Japanese tuning house Liberty Walk have been grabbing attention since they first started working on Lamborghinis a while back.
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.
So what did you do over the weekend? I dropped by Griot’s Garage, where they hosted an event, showcasing several Formula 1 cars. It was pretty interesting to see some of the machines I’ve read about up close.