|24 Hours of LeMons| Off to Shelton We Go!

Trailer absolutely required
Pujo! is on his way down to Shelton for our race weekend. Stay tuned to StartingGrid for updates as the weekend progresses.

Here’s the schedule:
Friday, 20 July 2012
7am: Gates open
8:30am-5pm: Testing with a 1-hour break for lunch. Details above.
Noon-5pm: Mandatory Friday tech inspection. Every car and at least one driver per team must be present for Friday tech. No Saturday tech will be offered.

Saturday, 21 July 2012
7am: Gates open
9:30am: Mandatory drivers’ meeting
10:30am-8pm: Race session I
8:30pm-?: Optional LeMons Drag Racing (ie, blow up your diff on the 1/4-mile for the promise of one measly Get Out of The Penalty Box Card).

Sunday, 22 July 2012
9:15am: Mandatory drivers’ meeting
10am-3pm: Race session II
3pm: Checkered flag
3:30pm: Awards
6pm: Gates close

Feel free to come by and say Hi! I’ll be the guy in the gorilla suit.

Go here for more details.

Lola Racing Cars in F1; Where did it go so wrong?

For readers of Autosport, you know this question. But it’s not the whole story. You might say that Lola had some of the worst F1 cars to date, but when did you ever decide to build a racing car on a £2 million budget?

Lola did, and it was okay. I will go into every bit of detail regarding the Lola Formula One Team that applied for entry in the 2010 FiA Formula One World Championship – an offer that the FiA refused.

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Hot or Not?- Aston Martin LMP1: AMR-One

A few days ago, we had an article about last year’s Aston Martin LMP1 car. Personally, think that it’s beautiful. However, here are some images of this year’s competitor. Powered by a turbocharged V6, you can tell that AMR has decided to move to the open top endurance racer. However, what do you think about the lines on this car?


Reminds me of a Panoz.
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Track Video+ Bonus: Audi R18 Testing

A few days ago, we made a post on whether the Audi R18 was an attractive endurance racer. The jury is still out on that, but in the meantime, take a look at some videos of the car during testing. (Bonus videos after the jump)

Audi R18 TDI Testing at Sebring from QuattroWorld.com on Vimeo.

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Audi R18 LMP1- Hot or Not?

With Audi retiring the R15, the Audi R18 is really bringing up some conflicting commentary amongst us at the “Starting Grid”. As endurance prototype racers go, we are vastly greater fans of the closed cockpit design (+1). However, the “shark fin” on the back which has been infesting automotive design lately shows up as a massive fail on our books. (-1). However if it turns up to be faster than the Peugeot 908 update/replacement, we might let that shark fin go.

We have no idea on the amount of torque that this machine will put out, but knowing Audi…<evil smiles>

Thoughts? (more pictures +video below)

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