November 13, 2014

Macau: the urban Nürburgring.

Keith Mulcahy/flickr

Its that time of year: Macau Grand Prix week end.

 For the 61st time there will be motorcycles, sport and touring cars and Formula 3 will challenge a circuit that is unique to say the least.

Thirty one changes of direction per laps. going from a 180 mph, four lane wide boulevard to winding hillside street so narrow that a single errant car can completely block the track and stop the race.

As you would expect after sixty one years though, marshall have a lot of experience and plenty of practice so they can remove stricken vehicles faster than anywhere.

Sunday's 15 lap F3 race remains one of the premier talent showcases for young racing talent, the podium finish roster reading like a who's who of late 20th-early 21st century racing: , Senna, Berger, Schumacher, Hakkinen, Coulthard, Villeneuve, Trulli, Kubica just to name a few F1 stars.

What does it look like from inside the cockpit?

What does it look like when it's raining and you aquaplane at 180 km/h?

How about on a bike, your shoulders brushing the barriers?

via William Leung/Flickr

Keith Malcahy/Flickr

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