Friday, April 12, 2013

Shanghai International Circuit Looks Like the Loch Ness Monster

All the important motorsports sites are discussing how having two DRS passing zones will affect the Chinese Grand Prix, or whether team drama, tire degradation, or hydraulic dampeners will be the story of the weekend. While examining the DRS map, all that ocurred to me was how much the track resembles the Loch Ness Monster. Herman Tilka said he was inspired by Chinese writing when he designed the track. I think we have uncovered the truth:

F1 Formula 1 Shanghai International Circuit - Loch Ness Monster

Was it the Chinese symbol for "Nessy?" Is there a Chinese symbol for "Nessy?" These are the questions nobody else is asking.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lewis Hamilton Pulls Into The Wrong Pit Stall - 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix

After racing for McLaren (as a development driver) since he was a kid, Lewis Hamilton left the team for Mercedes this year. During today's race, he lost time when he reflexively pulled in to the only pit crew he's ever known:

At least they were good sports about it.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fog at the 24 Hours of Daytona

The race has been under caution for over a half hour for the 2013 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Word on the ground is that visibility is clearing, but officials in the tower can't see anything. Here are some screenshots from the tri-oval.

Rolex 24 hours of Daytona Fog

Same angle, moments later:

Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Fog screenshot tri-oval

Later: Sunrise over Daytona as MRN tries to fix their audio.

Daytona International Speedway Sunrise 24 Hours