Tag Archives: f1

foto of the day.

Renault F1 cars rolling through the middle eastern desert……BRILLIANT.

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Ayrton Senna film given to the ‘go’

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Not too many details out about this, however it seems that an Ayrton Senna documentary has been given the go ahead and is currently casting and organizing.  I wonder if F1 and Bernie-the-keep-everything-F1-related-inside-of-F1 will even allow this film to happen…..they should, as if anyone deserves a film about himself, it is most certainly Ayrton Senna.  More details HERE

Meanwhile, to keep you busy til this film comes out, here is a 6-part documentary about Senna.  Well worth watching:

part 1

part 2

part 3

SEE ANOTHER 3 PARTS AFTER CLICKING HERE: Continue reading

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History of F1 Grand Prix cars 1945-65: 6 part video.

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What a fantastic video this is, going through the Formula One Grand Prix cars between 1945 and 1965 only—-where they go through a summary of the GP cars of the time…..incredible drivers and legendary cars.

what a great way to ‘waste’ an hour…

part 1.

part 2.

part 3.

click here to go to the next page for the last 3 parts!

Continue reading

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motoring art by Andrea Del Pesco

fantastic stuff! Link to his website after these pics:

click each pic 2 times to get HI-RES version

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see more artwork, and with more information about this artist at:

http://www.andreadelpesco.it/motoring_art.htm

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F1: Malaysian GP ends in rainy shambles…


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So with no traction control, this so called “twilight racing” that F1 is doing to appeal to a wider European audience ended up in shambles at the Malaysian GP.  After 31 laps, Jenson Button took 1st place—-as the safety car came out and the race was soon stopped.  I can’t help but think that F1 really set up a race like this to be flawed from the beginning.  First of all, F1 is doing a fantastic job at alienating the rest of the world, while only catering to “europe”…..and then leading to a total rain out, and a shunted race finish.

Hey Bernie….i download this race on Torrents.  TAKE THAT!

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James Allen’s F1 Blog

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The ITV Formula One commentator, James Allen, has a fantastic blog with thorough insights and inside stories into the Formula One teams, races, drivers, and developing storylines. A highly recommended read for any F1 fan and a worthy bookmark!

http://allenonf1.wordpress.com/

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Watch F1 LIVE online!

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Lots of people come up with lots of theories about how to watch F1 races LIVE online. SpeedTV generally has terrible commentating, requires cable tv, and is on the whole a terrible option for F1-deprived US viewers. This year, BBC has taken over the F1 broadcast in the UK and they will surely do an amazing job at broadcasting the races. Still, these broadcasts are NOT available in the USA…..til now….

So where can you watch the race? on BBC? I’ve got the answer.

http://www.justin.tv (go into sports section, look for the F1 stuff at the time of the race, and enjoy excellent streaming….LIVE!)

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Auto Union D-Type going to auction again…

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In 2007, there was much hype around this D-Type going to Christie’s auction, where it was expecting to fetch extraordinary amounts of money—however it was revealed around the time of that auction, that the Ukranian gentleman who had rescued this car in the 80s and restored it—lied about its history.  It was never a 1st place car, the best it ever did was get 6th place with Hans Stuck behind the wheel in the 1939 French GP.   This caused such a stir within the stuck-up pursed lips auction community, that the car was withdrawn from that 2007 auction.

The car goes to auction again this August, at Bonhams & Butterfields.  Probably some pompous old guy will pick it up for between $5-10 million…

Amazing car though…

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amazing Porsche wallpaper.

This picture is just……too good for words.  So i won’t say much.

The cars in the picture:

(front to back)

Porsche 718 RSK Spyder

Porsche 718 RSK F1

Porsche 904

Porsche 356B Abarth Carrera GTL

(to see this picture in HI RESOLUTION, click on it a couple times, and save as)

4 amazing porsches 718 914 abarth

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1961 Stirling Moss art…

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Paul Chenard has a very cool blog named Automobiliart in which he posts about vintage racing collector art and memorabilia.  This piece of Stirling Moss, is just fantastic…and was created by Paul, himself.  Great blog though, definitely and check out some of the interesting art and stuff he’s collected and is still collecting.

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my Valentine’s Day gift: “Speed Of Life” by Mikael Jansson

Obviously my wife really loves me.  She bought me this book for Valentine’s Day today and it is utterly fantastic.  Tons and tons of remarkable, artistic photographs for Formula One drivers, pit crews, cars, the chaos, tracks, fans, etc…..it’s just a beautifully put together documentation of the art within F1 racing.

Mikael Jansson is a fashion photographer, who left his roots to spend several years doing F1 photography, and he really captures the essence of the greatest current racing sport in the world.

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LINK to more information about “Speed Of Life” by Mikael Jansson:

http://www.steidlville.com/books/535-Speed-of-Life.html

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