Today, Formula 1 racing is the pinnacle of motorsports. Championship drivers are treated like gods, automobile manufacturers gain massive profits based on the outcomes of their teams (more specifically their cars) in the races, and most technologies in the car you drive has trickled down from years of F1 R&D. For almost 20 years, F1 racing has also been one of the safest motorsports in terms of casualty rate. Not a single driver has died in a Formula 1 race since the late great Ayrton Senna in 1994. [keep reading]
Ken Block goes for a spin in San Francisco, a truck spills some rocks on a now-flat car, and a man attempts to claim a beach with his Nissan.
Jerry Seinfeld is working on a new project and it involves celebrities, cars and coffee. Catch the trailer below.
Like most of my coworkers at Mojo Motors, I’m a car nut, though I might have the ‘itus a bit worse. You see I’ve been obsessed since I was a kid. For 7 years I ran an automotive performance shop, did a fair bit of racing (and crashing), and just generally got my hands dirty.
Like any good gear head, I like racing, but it’s always been more about the cars than the sport. I follow NASCAR, but from a technology standpoint it just doesn’t do it for me. Formula One however, is what really gets me going. The thing is, Formula One is also really, really boring.
That being said, I’ve been able to look past the boringness, lack of competition, and lack of action (passes in F1… not so frequent) because the cars are so damn cool. 1300lbs, 900 horsepower, carbon fiber construction, crazy aero – it’s got it all. I mean, the steering wheel alone would confuse an astronaut (see below for evidence). I’ve made the track to Montreal Canada numerous times to attend the Grand Prix du Canada and it’s always worth it. The sound of an F1 car alone is worth the price of admission.
Welcome back to the work week. Here are some auto links to get you started on this fine Monday morning.