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F1 to Jersey!

 

It is super exciting news to hear that F1 is finally coming close to the NYC area in 2013!  The race will be held in New Jersey right across the river—–with the race having a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.  This is very exciting news for race fans living in the tri-state area, and marks the latest in the sequel of F1 coming back to the US after unsuccessful stints in Indianopolis and Detroit.   Obviously there is the Austin, Texas F1 return as well, however I (a) don’t like Texas and (b) think the east coast makes a better venue for F1 racing.

The announcement is expected next week!  Now if we can just get the WRC to come to Brooklyn…

full story here!

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racing car of the day. 804.

did you know that PORSCHE made an F1 car in the 60s?  1962 Porsche 804

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“As Porsche finally entered a car at Monaco, the first Grand Prix of the season, Dan Gurney qualified third. He was passed by Richie Ginther in the first corner but won the race after the leaders had to retire. It was the first and only official race win for Porsche as a car manufacturer. A week later, Gurney beat Jim Clark’s Lotus to win again at the non-championship Solitude GP. Porsche claimed a solid 1-2 podium finish at the 300,000 visitor event.

The next event was the German Grand Prix which was run in torrential rain. After qualifying on the pole the race was a magnificent duel between Hill, Surtees and Gurney. The race proved to be one of Hill’s greatest victories and Gurney finished a more than respectable third. For the rest of the year the cars continued to be competitive but scored no more victories.

Towards the end of 1962, Porsche ceased its Formula 1 programme. Such technology, with only minimal carryover to production cars, required heavy financial outlays. Since motor racing was always the basis for new developments and improvements to production sports cars at Porsche, the company concentrated instead on GT cars and long-distance events once again.”

MORE INFO:  http://www.f1technical.net/f1db/cars/164

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foto of the day.

Matra MS10!

(click foto 2 times to get hi-res)

his-03-1600

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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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