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Hi, I'm Ian. I'm preoccupied with cars and driving them to the limit.

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You can’t make this stuff up… A German court has agreed to end the bribery trial of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone in exchange for a $100,000,000 payment from him. (via NY Times)

You can’t make this stuff up… A German court has agreed to end the bribery trial of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone in exchange for a $100,000,000 payment from him. (via NY Times)

August 05, 2014, 4:34pm  Permalink  

amjayes:

Managing the drift angle - Ayrton Senna


August 04, 2014, 6:01pm  Permalink   Reblogged from Amjayes.

“F1 is a global adventure that is a true World Championship. It covers every corner of the globe, arouses every human emotion, and provides drama and intrigue that has millions glued to their television sets for the whole season. And the most compelling part of the sport? That we witness the greatest collection of drivers in the world going wheel-to-wheel every other week; and whether they succeed or fail they return the following race to try again. The sport doesn’t dwell on defeat, victory doesn’t make it rest on it’s laurels. It’s a sport that never takes its foot off the pedal, and whether you’re driving the car, making decisions from the pit wall, cheering in the stands or glued to the TV, there is something for everyone.”

— Jake Humphrey (from The Inside Track)


August 04, 2014, 10:11am  Permalink   Reblogged from Look Mum, no hands!.

"The fact is that if you want a sports car, the MX-5 is perfect. Nothing on the road will give you better value. Nothing will give you so much fun. The only reason I’m giving it five stars is because I can’t give it 14."
— Jeremy Clarkson (photo via miatapics)

"The fact is that if you want a sports car, the MX-5 is perfect. Nothing on the road will give you better value. Nothing will give you so much fun. The only reason I’m giving it five stars is because I can’t give it 14."

Jeremy Clarkson (photo via miatapics)

August 01, 2014, 2:15pm  Permalink   Reblogged from The Mazda Miata.

I’m totally intrigued by this inexpensive engine swap from Mini Tec. Double the torque and horsepower of the stock Miata with a bullet-proof Honda V6 engine running an Acura ECU. I can’t wait for more details to be posted to SuperFastMiatas.com

I’m totally intrigued by this inexpensive engine swap from Mini Tec. Double the torque and horsepower of the stock Miata with a bullet-proof Honda V6 engine running an Acura ECU. I can’t wait for more details to be posted to SuperFastMiatas.com

August 01, 2014, 11:59am  Permalink  

“You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well.”

— Juan Manuel Fangio (via theaccidentalstarthrower)

(Source: itsquoted)


July 20, 2014, 6:00pm  Permalink   Reblogged from Overcoming my Education.

Q&A with Gordon Murray

Do the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 represent a natural progression from the McLaren F1?

No I don’t think so. I am not saying the P1 is not a good car but it is 180 degrees away from what the McLaren F1 set out to do. The F1 was a pure driver’s car… the most important thing was that you could take it to the track and be able to slide it around a little. We could easily have given it three or four times the downforce but what would have been the point?

I have a hankering to do one more supercar, and I wouldn’t have unless these one-and-a-half-tonne hybrid monsters hadn’t come out… There’s a point to be proven: that you can still do a great driver’s car with an internal combustion engine and pure engineering.

What is there that you would adopt from a modern Formula 1 car for such a new supercar?

Absolutely nothing. They are such extreme animals now and dominated by their aerodynamics. Nothing in F1 aerodynamics today translates to the road.

(via Goodwood Road & Racing)


July 16, 2014, 1:25pm  Permalink  

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

—  St. Francis of Assisi (via takemetomountains)


July 09, 2014, 11:10am  Permalink   Reblogged from Somewhere along the way.

“Good drivers have dead flies on their side windows.”

— Walter Rohrl  (via maythedownforcebewithyou)


June 26, 2014, 6:00pm  Permalink   Reblogged from Team Fail Motorsports.

Congratulations to team Joest, and to drivers Benoit Tréluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fässler for Audi’s 13th overall win in the past 15 years. Motorsport.com gallery »

Congratulations to team Joest, and to drivers Benoit Tréluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fässler for Audi’s 13th overall win in the past 15 years. Motorsport.com gallery »

June 15, 2014, 12:31pm  Permalink