|Video| @Lotus_F1Team Transporter Jumps over #F1 Car

So it’s been a busy last few months in the background, which is why there haven’t been as many posts on |StartingGrid| Between work, and getting ready for the 2015 race season, I haven’t taken the chance to post like I’d like. (I still have a season-end karting post that I’ve been meaning to get out.)

However, in the meantime, here is a transporter jumping over a F1 car, because cool things are cool. 😉


|Video| Karting – What do I get out of it?

A few years ago, I found myself attracted to competition karting, not only because of the amount of seat time that you can get, but because of the types of people who make up the sport.

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|World Formula| A whirlwind of positive changes! #kart


Getting ready for a soaking Saturday final during Gold Cup weekend

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to do a project log. It’s been a real busy couple of months, karting-wise, but I’m not complaining in the slightest! To be honest, I’ve never had more fun in my entire life!

One of my teammates, Josh Stanford, volunteered himself to be my chassis tuner to help improve the setup of the World Formula kart after I finished fourth in my first regional race. We’d been noticing some improvements in the kart handling here and again, but given how competitive we had been during the finals of the first Gold Cup race, we’ve really been waiting to take the performance up a notch or two. Continue reading

|World Formula| Sometimes pointing the camera the wrong way helps with driving #Kart

Rain Shot1

Since taking the step into competition karting this year, I’ve really had to come to grips with driving in wet conditions more often. The fact of the matter is, I need more seat time in the rain to be comfortable, so this weekend I went to my local kart track, PGP Motorsports Park to practice. Continue reading

|Video| Ferrari 288 GTO Hooning > Ken Block Gymhkana 6

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.

|Video| How does a Racing Car Turn? (15 mins)

In my opinion, what makes this video interesting is how many variables are involved in just ‘making the race car turn’. It’s more than just turning the steering wheel.

Clearly, this video falls under the “Cool nerd racing videos that you just need to watch.”

|Formula 1| Lewis Hamilton crashes W04 in Jerez test


Lewis Hamilton’s opening days with Mercedes have not been the smoothest. Due to a brake failure, Hamilton crashed his W04 after only 15 laps of testing. Between the two days, the Mercedes has only achieved 29 laps in the pre-season test, compared to the hundred plus of some of their immediate competitors.

It’s better to have these problems now, than during the season, but it doesn’t help the team.

Check out the video after the jump.

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|Formula 1| Ferrari launches online and Force India hits the ground running #F1


Today, Sahara Force India and Ferrari both launched their cars for the 2013 Season. Force India launched their car at Silverstone, combined with a private demonstration of the car. Ferrari launched their car via an online webcast.

As always, anyone can find pictures of the new cars all over the web, but I like to provide videos of the car launches. Check them both out after the jump.

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|Video| How a Formula 1 suspension works.

Even though Caterham F1 have not scored a point yet in their three years in Formula 1, they are one of my favorite teams because how they provide these social media nuggets to their fans.

One of the benefits to us fans is, because Caterham is running at the back of the field, they aren’t as concerned that rival teams will be trying to steal their technical ideas so they can share these things with us.

This one is a great technical video, which explains how a Formula 1 suspension system basically works. Take a look at the Caterham F1 Youtube Playlist when you get a chance. It’s filled with awesome videos like this.