Fans of the Formula 1
racing series spend the offseason poring through the next year's regulation changes
before the unveiling of the new cars at the first testing session in January. The biggest change from last year is the switch from V8 to V6 engines, but since November fans and teams have fixated on something else: the new nosecone specifications result in an "ugly"
car and quite phallic noses. [more inside]
Motorsport - Love For Life
The latest video created by Finn Antti Kalhol
, Motorsport - Love For Life
is a roughly four and a half minute meditation on auto racing, suffering and love. [more inside]
The men of the early 20th-century motor press sometimes referred to the 13th circuit of an automobile racecourse as “the hoodoo lap,” not because more bad stuff happened then, but because they fervently wished it would. Coming at that point, a wreck would play nicely into the tabloid trope that superstitions are not to be flouted, and it would give a long car race some much-needed narrative cord. And so it was on May 30, 1911, as several dozen reporters leaned forward anxiously to watch the 40-car field for the first-ever Indianapolis 500-mile race power past the starting line for the 12th time and roar yet again into turn one.
This week marks the 102nd Isle Of Man Tourist Trophy
motorcycle races, run over the 60.7 km Snaefell Mountain Course
. The inaugural TT had a fuel consumption
component to the rules, which was abandoned for the 1909 event. 100 years on, zero carbon, clean emission comes to motorcyle road racings Mecca
in the form of the TTXGP [more inside]