|THE McLAREN F1|
|FOR THE DRIVER VITALLY – AS IN ONE OF McLAREN'S WORLD CHAMPION RACING CARS – DRIVER AND VEHICLE BECOME ENTIRELY AS ONE
The primary design consideration for the McLaren F1 has been to make it without reserve 'a driver's car', an extremely high-performance design which advances all conventional boundaries. It combines Formula 1 racing car dynamics with genuine Grand Touring capabilities. ▪ Beginning with its radical and entirely innovative one-plus-two seating configuration, the McLaren...[Read more...]|
|SUCCESSIVE PODIUM FINISHES FOR DANIEL; VETTEL CRUELLY DENIED A GOOD RESULT|
|MONACO – Daniel Ricciardo recorded his second successive podium finish with a third place in Monaco, while Sebastian Vettel was cruelly denied a good result following a power unit problem that caused him to retire his RB10 in the early stages of the grand prix.
The race was won by Nico Rosberg, ending a four-race winning streak for Lewis Hamilton who trailed home behind his teammate in second position. He was pushed hard in the final laps by Daniel. A tense battle saw the Australian c...[Read more...]|
|TALKING UPGRADES WITH ROB MARSHALL|
|MILTON KEYNES, UK – Ahead of the first European race of the season, a lot of focus is on upgrades and what the teams are planning for Barcelona. We spoke to chief designer Rob Marshall about upgrades to the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 cars.
Q1: How often do teams upgrade their cars?
Marshall: The cars are upgraded almost every race. Some of the upgrades can be large and some small, such as little tweaks on the front wing, some details of the bodywork or upgrades to the car's cooling...[Read more...]|
|1989 24 Hours of Le Mans: Mass and Mercedes Slay its Dragons|
It had been nearly 35 years since Mercedes-Benz had made an appearance at Le Mans as a factory team. It had been longer than that since the German manufacturer had taken victory in the famed event. To return to the top the manufacturer needed speed, but they would also need experience. Jochen Mass was their ideal candidate.
Mass had enjoyed a competitive, but short, Formula One career. He would earn victory in the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix at the impressive Montjuic Park Circuit. Unfo...[Read more...]|
|1989 Brazilian Grand Prix: Dangerous Like a Wounded Animal|
|Sunday March 26th, 1989 would break with sunny skies. As the day grew later and later the already warm weather only grew hotter and hotter. It was clear the 18th Grande Premio do Brasil would be absolutely torrid as far as the weather was concerned. But in the Benetton pits, one man would not be thinking about the weather as much as the dream that was about to come to fruition with the start of the race at two in the afternoon.
Ever since he began to race karts at the age of ten, Johnny Herb...[Read more...]|