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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
Followers of |StartingGrid| know that I’m a huge Formula 1 fan. This isn’t something that you see everyday, where a Caterham overtakes a Ferrari in a Grand Prix.
Watch how Vitaly Petrov is able to keep pace with Felipe Massa, and make a pass in the DRS zone for 15th place during the 2012 European GP. (Massa’s teammate Alonso is leading the race at this point.) Continue reading →
Maybe that's just me, but I like it 😉 Hearing the 2.9 Twin Turbo V8 of the 288 being used as it should, just makes my car-guy heart valves flutter. Since we never got to see a 288 GTO really used in competition, this is the closest that we'll probably get to see one being used in anger.
Besides, there is nothing more frustrating than seeing a supercar sit idle, so props to these 'Tax the Rich' guys for using the car as it should.
The world has been missing a good racing movie. I mean, an actual good racing movie that shows the thrills and possible horrors of the sport. Ron Howard has brought together some amazing talent to make a film that’s less in a lesser talked about era of Grand Prix racing.
Lauda vs Hunt. I mean, Thor is now James Hunt! I cannot wait to see this movie. This is going to be amazing. What about you guys? Let us know in the comments.