May 16, 2015

Nürburgring 24 Hours Live stream on YouTube

Vodafone will show off the speed of its LTE network with a broadcast,  live from the 2015 ADAC Nurburgring 24 Hours, via SIM cards installed in number  of cars and even a drone.

Vodafone promises not only networked cars but data from drivers wearing special race suits capable of measuring their pulse and stress levels.

Can Vodafone deliver HD signal live over cellular from inside cars speeding around the Green Hell straight to You Tube?  I'm guessing they figured it out:

The live stream starts a 9AM EDT    Go HERE for details


  1. Your Audible Volume is Too Low - Gentlemen

  2. Virtually NO AUDIO ..

  3. Both GERMAN and British conversations at the same time - Volume on my Computer is WIDE OPEN .. barely hear either : GIVE VODAPHONE AN D -

  4. FunIsNotAStraightLineSunday, May 17, 2015 7:08:00 PM

    Less aerodynamics more mechanical grip - this would give us more battles.
    Allow more engines per seasons, more tire choices too.
    Allow a maximum fuel consumption per weekend, not per race only.
    Allow more testing during the championship.

    F1 is the sport of extreme performance, they forgot about that Bernie is more intersted in money and children than the sport itself...

  5. A depressing lack of imagination to go back (and "back" being the operative word here) to fix a declining sport. Refuelling is not about racing, its about drama, and I am sure most fans want to see the action on the track. Let's be honest, no-one has ever won a race through refuelling but plenty of unfortunate drivers have lost races in this lottery. And, of course, we return to the 3 short sprints we had before rather than a grand prix.
    Everyone would forgive the sport for the poor sound or the top teams with the biggest budgets taking the flag on a Sunday if there were 20 good overtaking moves each race which play out with a few surprise results. Rules which place less importance on aerodynamic grip address the true issue here - even with the artificial device DRS cars often fail to overtake! So increasing power to 1000 HP will make the cars more menacing but people remember the moves on track such as the tussle between ROS and HAM last year in Bahrain.

  6. I agree with just about every point here! Too bad they won't listen! We have a great engine-dominant formula right now; the only thing that would make it better is if there were less aero to encourage passing. But now they want to reduce lap times by adding more downforce, which will only work for the car in front? Crazy.....

  7. Once the audio got sorted out after a few hours it was really good coverage and great to watch. I couldn't make the actual race this year so this was a great substitute. Darren (@Ringweekends), Martin and Paul did a brilliant job of commentating at short notice as well. More of the same next year please Vodafone!

  8. I agree with what you said about refueling but not with this:

    "People bitch about how it's not an open formula when clearly, given the same set of rules, each of these companies has come up with different ideas on how to get it done. THE REGULATIONS WORK IN THIS RESPECT. Honda is not Merc is not Renault etc"

    On the engine aspect F1 engines are actually the same, all combustion engine needs to be 1.6 litters, you needs a turbo and you need K and ERS.
    The only difference between the manufactures is how you integrate all the systems. There is no innovation other than how to manage the power delivery and the heat.

    Don't even try to compare it to WEC.
    WEC actually give you and "open" rules regarding engine. If you are HY you can't have more than 1000 bhp in total. and depends how you apply the power is the limitation on how much of those 1000 bhp you have per lap.

    But you can have turbos, non turbos v10, Capacitors, flywheels, Diesel, FWD, battery packs, 4 wheel drive.

  9. I don't know where or why you keep going way off into comparing this point-for-point against WEC but you've clearly missed what I was getting at: Even within these regulations there is CLEARLY room for innovation in design and implementation that can result in seconds per lap differences in performance. In the very top-tier of racing, where pole is decided by hundredths of a second, or the top 4 have less than a half second between them, that's still a huge gap.

    If you manage to pull yourself away from the WEC fanboy nonsense and remember that F1 is still a discreet series with as many redeeming qualities as the various endurance series around the world, maybe we can know, how to make F1 better. F1 is not, and will never be, WEC, so just stop with the direct comparisons already. If the formulas in every series were all the same we wouldn't watch.

  10. There is a lot going for the current regs if they could just look past the immediate hoo-ha about engine noise and whatnot. From a design standpoint, there are dozens of points where overall philosophy on power management can vary between manufacturers - sure, they're all the same basic displacement but where each team decides to harvest energy, deploy it, and so on is still a big enough difference to keep me interested. I enjoy the differences in classes in endurance racing as well, I just think that the challenges presented in eeking out a .010 second advantage out of the same general displacement is equally clever when it can be done by simply mapping the timing a bit differently for when the electric assist kicks in.
    When the news broke that Mercedes had split their turbo (I was waiting for someone to take that route and suspected they'd done as much early on) it showed that there is still so much room to tinker if a team is bold enough.

    As for aero, I think most people agree in principle, but finding mechanical grip to replace anything you take away from downforce is going to be very difficult - tires and compounds can only do so much. This makes me want to say they should find aero somehow mid-car. Not through nose wings or the diffuser so much. I think it's time they examine the flat-floor regs and see if there isn't a way to safely generate some ground effects without the drawbacks of side curtains or fans or whatever. It's not that downforce itself is bad, it's just how messy it is today. Some of this comes from the recent Indy practice crashes, which illustrate the limitations of flat floors and all-wing aero kits.

  11. Yeah, exaggerated.

  12. I never compared F1 with WEC. I compared how a RULE can introduce competence.

    What you said that CLEARLY give room to innovation is not showed today... Actually that innovation cost so much money to get that is limited to only who have the resources. Even Honda a HUGE engine manufacture with more of a year of Lead time is getting hard time to get it done.

    And the same goes to aero, is so limited to get a millisecond we are talking about millions of dollars on investment in winglets and small inserts...

    The perfect example of a more open "rules" was the loop hole in the rules that allowed the double deck diffuser.
    Brawn did win championship. A team that was running last in the last championship and did not have resources of Redbull / Ferrari / McLaren. Not to mention that the chassis was made by Honda to accommodate a Honda engine and they did have to switch to Merc

    Compare 1991/2 vs with 2015... Honda made a new v12 engine in months to be able to compete against Renaults and they DID.

    Last but not least please don't try to diminish my statement saying that I'm a fan boy, instead try to argue with facts.
    You don't know me or know what I know about the sport.


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