This time we decided to take two girls for a ride in the infamous pumpkin SRT Viper. Needless to say they absolutely loved the viper! Maria also rode in another fan favorite, 700+HP GTR but she still liked the Viper the best.
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Petrol. When you’ve used one, you’ve used them all, right? Not necessarily. We recently spent some time at Shell’s Trackside Laboratory at the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix to discover what goes into an F1 fuel, how it affects a team’s performance, and how it compares to the stuff you put in your road car.
Is F1 fuel the same as road fuel? … More
Face, meet road. Not the thing you want to be introduced to while tearing down Alexandra Palace’s 420m soapbox track in a tiny hand made soapbox car, but 7 of the racers from Red Bull Soapbox UK didn’t have much of a choice. So, to celebrate their valiant efforts and painful fails, we’ve compiled the seven top crashes into one clip for your enjoyment.
Velocity is one of the defining characteristics of Big Data, and there are few situations in which speed is more imperative than motorsports. From NASCAR to Formula One and grassroots karting, teams and race organizers are employing ever more sophisticated data-driven strategies to shave split-seconds off lap times and provide a more thrilling spectacle for audiences.
In F1, telemetry has been in use since the 1980s to stream live data from the car to engineers in the pit lane. Thomas Mayer, COO of the Lotus F1 team told me “We are collecting and analyzing a lot of data – we’re not talking gigabytes or terabytes but petabytes.”
“Formula One has always been on the cutting edge of technological development so it was natural that data analysis would become a big thing for us. It saves us time and money … More