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A Return to Turbos for F1?

April 14, 2010

Could it be? The legendary turbo 1.5 liter monsters returning to the pinnacle of the sport?

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GP1 Bankrupt and Up For Sale

March 18, 2010

It was bound to happen eventually. Not even Ferrari coming into the fray was going to help this titanic of a race series from sinking.

It was, as always, an issue surrounding money and controlling rights with the people at the center of the series unable to broker a deal.

As it now stands everything is being sold off in this remarkable auctioning of the entire paddock of GP1 racecars and support vehicles.

Anyone for 20, V8 Ferrari powered open wheelers?!

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McLaren Wing is Legal

March 12, 2010

I love the way Webber just goes in and has a peer into the cockpit while Lewis and Jenson sit there and smile knowingly…

…and smile they would too because the ingenious device gives them an extra 15 kph down the straight and when closed, more down force in the corners! Amazing work from McLaren that is sure to be emulated all the way down the grid.

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Girls of TAS 2010: WALD

January 17, 2010

No Tokyo Auto Salon would be complete without some delectable female eye candy there to spice things up and the quality at this years show was outstanding.

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2009 Audi RS6

November 13, 2009

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We’ve got half a million dollars worth of cars here at our disposal with over 1100 angry horses between them and the weather is perfect. Thanks to the recent typhoon, all the smog that is indicative of Tokyo during a typical autumn day has been swept away, replaced by a more vivid shade of blue and refreshingly crisp winds. The elusively mercurial Mount Fuji is especially clear today plus the absence of humidity makes conditions all the more important when you consider that we also have 4 turbos to feed and 16 cylinders to fill with force injected air and fuel.

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Todt Becomes FIA President

October 23, 2009

I’m actually really distressed right now…

People who are neither fit enough for it nor deserve it, are obtaining positions of power and yet others still are going out of their way to turn people who were once friends against each other!!

Wow.

Amazing…what a first.

“Climb Dance” immortal, Ari Vatanen, lost the FIA presidential to Jean Todt by a landslide – 49 votes to a massive 135.

Ari, God bless him, not only lost the election – he was decimated by it.

This is tragic news for anyone who cares enough about the sport any more. Oh wait… did I just say sport?

I have never liked Jean Todt enough to envision trusting him with the keys to the future well being of Formula One and least of all when a sado-machochistic sex fiend FIA president is in full and open support of him. The fact that Max “Ze Punishment” Mosley even went as far as to formally tell Prince Feisal of the country Jordan, ROYALTY I might add, that his support for Vatanen was misguided and that Ari would “lose the election and lose badly…” indicates a sinister and underhanded overtone to the elections proceedings.

Nothing is straight in Formula One anymore.

Jean Todt was the man at Peugeot who decided the winner of one of the 1989 WRC rallies on the banks of the Niger river with the flip of a single, lousy 10 franc coin.

Jean Todt is also the man who at Ferrari decided the winner of the 2002 Austrian Formula One GP with the toss of a single, lousy 10 franc coin…maybe. Rubens Barrichello had this to say about the new President elect…“For me it was pretty clear. Take my foot off the pedal or get fired. When I asked Michael if he knew what was going on he said he had nothing to do with it but I have documents at home to prove that he was very well aware of everything that took place.”

Yep…Jean Todt is without a doubt the right man to take over the mantles of the future of F1…

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2009 Tokyo Motorshow Girls

October 23, 2009

One for the boys – not everything at the 2009 TMS was metallic or heavy although a bit of silicone may have been involved somewhere!