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.
…and that’s ok. (smiles) Really it is!
As much as I want professional racing drivers to put their full attention on driving the wheels of a race car, it is important for them to let their hair down and have some fun. At least Sebastian chose to involve himself with a video with a bit more class than some of his recent exploits.
Also we don’t have to hear Sebastian sing…(unlike a certain seven-time world champion doing karaoke.)
It’s pretty clear that Helmut Marko gets pretty involved between the two teams of Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso. However, never get confused which of the teams is the A-Team.
In this clip, Marko tears into Toro Rosso driver Jamie Alguersuari (who was just recently replaced) for blocking the way of Red Bull Racing driver, Sebastian Vettel during a practice run in Korea.
You know that this wasn’t the first time either. Marko is known for being quite stern with Red-Bull sponsor drivers.
I know that any seat time in a Formula 1 car is important, but do you think that it was worth tearing into someone for just a practice session?
Several weeks back, we posted about a Formula 1 driver’s eye-level camera view, and how interesting that would be. This weekend at the Abu-Dhabi Grand Prix, I caught sight of an interesting onboard camera view, which I think would be super exciting to have as common occurrence during Grand Prix weekends.
Check out the video below, where we can see a driver-facing camera of Sebastian Vettel as he completes a practice lap.
Now unfortunately, I believe that this camera view would only be useful during nightraces like Singapore and Abu-Dhabi where the drivers would not be required to wear tinted visors. Check out an older video of Fernando Alonso in 2006, using a similar camera angle.
See? Not as useful during the daytime. However, it does provide an interesting view into the expressions of a Formula 1 driver at speed. During the nighttime video, it’s cool to see what Vettel his putting his attention on during his lap, and most importantly how excited he looks upon getting pole position.
How cool would this view be to have during driver incidents or close moments behind the wheel? (If Lewis and Massa happened to come together, I would love to see their expressions!)
Does anyone else agree with me? Would you like to see this camera view more often?
(Apologies for the mentioning of Eddie Jordan in this video. We all know how annoying he can be…)
He’s not the only one! Just a quick video that made me laugh- out- loud. A good way to start the weekend.