Following the F1 season finale, Fernando Alonso car swapped with seven-time NASCAR world champion Jimmie Johnson at the Bahrain International Circuit. Each driver jumped into the cockpit of their counterparts: Jimmie in a McLaren F1, and Fernando in a NASCAR.
The two legendary world champions went head-to-head in the desert to get a glimpse of how the other half live. And boy, was it epic.
Starting a modern turbo hybrid Formula 1 engine is not excessively complicated but it requires a lot of people and to follow a very strict procedure.
Motorsport.com talked about starting a Formula 1 engine with Bob Bell, technical adviser at the Renault Sport F1 Team. Due to its extremely tight tolerances, a cold F1 engine cannot be started without any sort of preparation.
“Starting an engine is not that complicated. We must make sure that … More
Steve Dimakos, the owner of a new Porsche 911 GT2 RS, had a burning question: With 700 horsepower, how well would the lap times of the most powerful road-going 911 do against his 460-hp 991.1 911 GT3 Cup race car at Road America? Fortunately he had a winning combination on his hands, with an upcoming track day and PCA Club Race there and a friend in professional race car driver Bryan Sellers, who agreed to drive both cars in this challenge. When Porsche Panorama was offered to cover the story, we jumped in right away.
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