Category: F1 & Autos

04 Feb

Bruce McLaren

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McLaren were founded by New Zealand Formula 1 driver and brilliant engineer Bruce McLaren back in 1963, and the current incarnation of the team – reinvigorated in the 1980s with Ron Denni’s Project Four takeover – puts its history front and center: from the display of cars in the atrium of the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking to the traditional launch color of its cars and the dedicated racing spirit that still epitomizes the team today.

McLaren celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2013, and they’ve released this video as the first in a series of three films that will be released during the year. It’s an emotionally charged starting point, dealing directly with the tragic death of the team’s founder testing a McLaren CanAm car at Goodwood, through a recreation of that terrible day.

“To do something well is so worthwhile, that to die trying to do it better cannot be foolhardy.”

Bruce McLaren died aged 32. McLaren is his legacy. Bruce is still the inspiration.

24 May

Take a few minutes, learn. He is talent.

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There’s only a few people who read this blog… I know there’s even fewer who like cars or racing. I get it. Put aside the fact that you might not like racing and watch the videos below (in order). They’re about Ayrton Senna – an incredible driver.

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21 Feb

Audi RS5 Brochure Leaked

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On March 2, Audi will unveil the Audi RS5 at the Geneva Auto Show. The Brochure leaked – inside it details that will be powered by a turbocharged V8 engine with a total output of 450 bhp at 8250 rpm. In addition, the RS5 will be distinguished by a huge diffuser, two oval exhausts and an extendable spoiler.

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23 Dec

My hero is back

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Michael Schumacher is returning to F1 racing. I remember when he decided to retire… I know that he’s pulling a Farve, but I sure am happy to see him come back to my favorite sport. He’s returning to the sport with Mercedes – not Ferrari. This, truthfully, is terrible. Not because I don’t like Mercedes – I love Mercedes. It’s because I can’t disassociate the two, Ferrari and Schumi. Regardless, I’m effin happy this guy is coming back.

Jalopnik, one of my fav. blogs, wrote up a post asking the question, “Does Schumacker Still have the right stuff?”

Michael Schumacher drove his 249th and last Formula One race on October 22, 2006 at Interlagos and he was driving for an eighth world championship slipping lap by lap from his grip. Looking at his furious, otherworldly drive, you would have figured him a scrappy blitz-fast kid out to prove himself in the Brazilian heat. Not so: freefalling into the braking zones was perhaps the most accomplished single-seater driver who has ever lived, a 37-year-old champion of seven times, a man who won 37% of Formula One races held between 1991 and 2006.

Read the rest of the post at Jalopnik