July 25, 2016

You be the steward: 2016 Hungarian GP edition.

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The Hungarian GP was, like all the races this season except for Spain, a tale of two races.   There was the Mercedes class and the rest.

In Mercedes class, it was all over by turn one:  Rosberg, too busy looking behind,  got out-braked by Hamilton and Ricciardo.   He made a good move on the australian in turn two but by the end of lap one his teammate was already a second ahead.    The gap between the two varied but Rosberg never even tried to attack Lewis.  In the final stages it looked a lot like team orders to keep station were in effect.   The two silver cars finished a second apart but were a massive twenty seconds ahead of third place Ricciardo.    In post race interviews Hamilton revealed they were doing the minimum necessary to save the engine.    Pretty demoralizing for the rest of the field, bit dull for anyone but diehard Lewis fans.

Take the Mercs away though and you still had a rather old school Hungaroring, no passing race.    The only bright spot was that "washed up, good for nothing" Kimi Raikkonen charging from fourteenth on the grid to sixth.    Along the way,  the only real controversial on track incident, the collision with Max Verstappen's Red Bull.

July 19, 2016

On track and ripping up an alpine pass in a Porsche 911 R

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Great video from Auto Motor und Sport: tester Christian Gebhardt drives a Porsche 911 R on the Hockenheim "short" layout and up the Col de Nivolet pass.

Full screen, turn up to 11,  sit back and enjoy.

Ferrari crisis: James Allison to leave the Scuderia

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Something was in the air after the British GP disaster and a first half of the season devoid of victories,  with the Scuderia slipping further away from Mercedes and behind a resurgent  Red Bull.

July 14, 2016

Hamilton dominates but race control robbed fans at Silverstone.

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There was no question a Mercedes would win the British Grand Prix, with over a second per lap over the nearest competitor it was just a matter of which one would get the better start.

July 9, 2016

2016 Le Mans Classic Live Stream

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Sort of a Gallic Goodwoodwood Revival,  complete with no t-shirt, no sandals dress policy,  Michael Delaney and Erich Stahler looks encouraged,  the Le Mans Classic is a once every two year extravaganza of amazing sports cars from the 1920s through to Group C.  

Follow all the action live this year.

July 6, 2016

The best Formula One interview ever.

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Are you bored with hearing about Lewis Hamilton's underwear or Nico Rosberg's sweat absorbing sanitary napkin?  

Here is a perfect antidote.      Alex Kersten is a genius.



Enjoy.

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