Month: August 2012
Finally, the summer break is concluded and we can get on with the second half of one of the most exciting F1 seasons in recent memory.
Our championship leader, Fernando Alonso has been energized by his third victory at the German Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber nipping at his heels. Thanks to the tight points spread, we are going into the second half of 2012 with that much more excitement built up. This is still very much any drivers championship to be had; with the right combination of skill and luck, several different drivers could emerge with the top honors.
This round is one held in high esteem by both driver and spectator alike. With fabulous turn combinations like Eau Rouge and Raidillon:
Plus legendary rivalries have had pivotal moments at Spa, like Hakkinen v. Schumacher (and some other guy) in 2000.
Three abreast pass by Hakkinen for the win? Yes; Spa has the credentials to make it a much anticipated event on the calendar.
You can be certain to see a follow up story here after this weekend.
Enjoy the race!
This is an absolutely bonkers last lap battle at Watkins Glen in NY for the 2012 running. I had heard somewhere that they’re sliding so much due to someone having spilled oil on the track a lap or two earlier. They decided not to go to caution due to the amount of racing left. I’m glad they didn’t; this one was pretty entertaining.
I am certain that a multitude of videos exist like this one, but I doubt the internet at large will ever tire of stuff like this.
He has been placed in such a legendary position; at this point you might be shot on sight for disparaging saint Senna in public.
But still, his talent was undeniable. His passion was for winning and he did just that routinely. Enjoy.
Hard hit. If you go back and look a second time, you’ll see he never saw it coming. Rough stuff.
Action begins at 5:40!
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Development of the Porsche 918 is continuing nicely, as unlikely as production for the vehicle seemed at one point.
They’re testing at the Nurburgring now, and have opted, on at least one test model, for the iconic Martini livery.
Super slick. A little about the history of the livery:
In 1968, Martini Racing was formed to campaign two Porsches in a few factory spec races. Things really took off in 1971 when they ran a Porsche 917 that managed victory at Le Mans. They continued this trend of supporting various efforts in a number of race series’
Formula 1 did not go untouched by the iconic Martini livery:
I am of the opinion that the Martini livery is deserving of being held in the highest esteem alongside greats like the Gulf livery.
Here’s what you need to know: Polish Rally Race. The save? The very best ever. In car is the angle of choice. Whole lot of wheel wrenching goin’ on.
InHg has acquired a new occasional contributor to the blog, Andrew Cragin. We’ll be featuring some of his shots and words whenever we get the chance.
Enjoy a recent snap of his, and look forward to more like it.
To see more, be sure to drop by his Flickr page.
The hill climb at Pikes Peak had its 2012 event yesterday, it’s 96th iteration.
New technology is at play here, with the undisputed king of this event, Nobuhiro Tajima campaigning an all-electric hill climb car. The comments on this video are all crus of foul-play! “How dare you take away the best thing about events like this? The engine sounds!” But if you can see beyond that, the engineering is just as interesting.
Of course… If all electric isn’t your thing, the event had plenty to offer in the traditional theme:
Finally, there is Jeremy Foley.
This video has been getting a lot of hits in the past few hours. Word is the door flew off the passenger side, and the co drivers arm was flung out but he manage to pull it back in albeit with a shoulder dislocation. The driver got out of the car under his own power. Amazing testament to the quality of the safety technology in use here.