So nearly a week after the Daytona 500 via iRacing, I have finally calmed down enough to put my thoughts on a post. For those asking, yes the race was in fact 500 miles and I spent a good three weeks prepairing for NASCAR’s crown jewel event. This particular event was not as easy as one would think. While we are turning left and the draft effects the way you drive, the setup is crucial. I started with picking a setup off of the iRacing forum and giving it a…Read More
WRC – Raikkonen/Monster Switch Imminent?
Rumors out of the Finnish press are indicating that talks between Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull/Citroen are failing. They are also quick to point out that the 2007 Formula 1 champion may be on his way to the Monster World Rally Team as we and some others have speculated. The wild card out of this potential deal is the fact we may even see Kimi in NASCAR! We have known for sometime that Citroen was probably only fielding four cars in the 2011 championship. Sebastien Loeb and Ogier occupy two…Read More
Rally – Ken Block Footage from Mexico
F1 – Mercedes Buys Brawn
As we lose one manufacturer, we now gain another as Mercedes announced today that it has purchased a 75% majority in the Brackley based Brawn GP. Also announced was the contract renewal of their deal with McLaren as well until 2015. Chatter had indicated that Mercedes would become more involved with Brawn GP, but to what degree remained a close secret. The team will now be a full works operation and will use the same Brackley base as opposed to opening a new location in Germany. Also, the management team…Read More
F1 – Bridgestone Stop Supply After 2010
Bridgestone has dropped a bombshell on the F1 world by announcing they will not be supplying tires for the championship after 2010. The announcement comes as the F1 season wrapped up its 2009 season in Abu Dhabi. The tire manufacturer stated that they will continue to support the teams through 2010 but indicated that the current impact of the continuing evolution of the business environment was the lead reason for the departure. Bridgestone also indicated that they were prepared to take their product to the next level in an attempt…Read More
Rally – Latvala Leads OZ
The WRC has concluded day 1 in Australia and a bit of a surprise has taken shape at the top of the leader board. The surprises may be short lived because of road conditions, however there is clearly some tactical decision making going on amongst the title contenders. Jari Matti Latvala has put the Ford Focus at the front of the rally after day 1 with a slim lead over Citroen Junior Team driver Sebastian Ogier. Ogier is off to the best start in his WRC career and is only…Read More
F1 – Canada Perhaps in 2010
As I was searching through the usual sites for news this morning a story on Speedtv.com caught my eye, and it would appear that the Canadian government may be making a bid to host F1 yet again in 2010. As we remember the grand prix was cancelled this year due to lack of funding. Bernie set the price mark way too high for a sub par product. The one problem in the whole mess was the fact that the North American leg of the calendar had been taken away completely.…Read More
Touring Car – What the !?!?!
F1 – Bahrain Preview
Here we are on the eve of the first free practice session and for me, it feels like the first race of the season. We have had a number of variables thus far that have hampered us from really gauging the field. And what would be a Formula 1 weekend without a little news to build up the show. The Sakhir circuit is a hot, dry, and a wide open race track. The long straightaways and twisty turns are going to be ideal for the KERS on the few select…Read More
Prodrive to Contest More Rallies?
This weekend marked the return of Prodrive into the realm of WRC for the first time since Subaru pulled out from the sport during this off season. With Marcus Gronholm at the wheel the team seemed poised for a podium finish only to have an accident on day 2 take them out of competition. The team has made no announcement about which rallies they will contest and it is also unknown if Marcus will be back behind the wheel. One thing that could not be overlooked was the atmosphere Gronholm…Read More