Thursday, May 10, 2012

What to watch this weekend (May 11th - May 16th)

  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix. From Circuit de Catalunya in Catalunya, Spain. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix. From Circuit de Catalunya in Catalunya, Spain. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Mazda Motorsports Hour. USF 2000: Sebring International Raceway & Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, FL (Episode #4). Saturday @ 12pm - 1pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Australian V8 Supercars - The Trading Post Perth Challenge. From the Barbagallo Circuit in Perth, Western Australia. Saturday @ 2pm - 4pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) re-airing of 5/5-6 races; replay Mon at 12pm 
  • American Le Mans Series - ALMS Montery. From Laguna Seca raceway in California. Saturday @ 4:15pm - completion (ESPN3.com) replay on Sunday @ 5pm - 7pm
  • Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix. From Circuit de Catalunya in Catalunya, Spain. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) replay Monday @ 12pm
  • Rolex Sportscar Series - American Red Cross 250. From New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey. Sunday @ 1pm - 4pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live 
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 18. Episode 4. Monday @ 8:30pm - 10pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) new
  • Richard Hammond's Crash Course. Demolition. Monday @ 10pm - 11pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) new
  • Motorweek. Infiniti JX. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new 
  • Chasing Classic Cars (Season 5). Kissimmee - Trucks are hot. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new
  • Mecum Auto Auctions. Muscle Cars and More 2012. From Indianapolis, IN (Parts 1&2). Wednesday @ 2pm - 10pm (Velocity/VelocityHD) new - replay @ 10pm
One week gives you a little, the next gives you more than you can handle. We're back with F1 in Spain this weekend. The standings are looking a bit more familiar to years past, but with more players in the game from top to bottom. Mercedes engines have been relatively dominant, old news yea, but pit work for the cars running said engines (Petronas and McLaren) has been bad enough to negate that advantage completely over the past couple races. Nico Rosberg was able to take advantage of his engine and reliable pit work for his first GP win not too long ago, but Vettel got his grove back with his first Pole and GP of the season, in Bahrain. Things are as exciting in F1 now as I could ever remember and I'm sure we'll be looking back on this time fondly in another ten years. ALMS, Grand-AM and V8 Supercars action this weekend for the mospo-fans out there. Don't forget it's mothers day this Sunday! Snag a card and enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of roundsinthechamber.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Quick Vid: Mucielago SV Road Test (Top Gear)

For this third installment of Lambo week, Richard Hammond of Top Gear test out the last iteration of the Lamborghini Mucielago, the SV, in the streets of Dubai.

Video courtesy of Top Gear.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Quick Vid: The Man Who Defines Lamborghini - Valentino Balboni (Driven)

For day two of Lambo week, JF Musial travels to Italy to interview the man behind all of the cars that legendary Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini has produced - test driver Valentino Balboni.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Current Events: 2014 Lamborghini Urus reveal

Lamborghini unveiled their all new sport-ute, the Urus, at Volkswagen Group night in Beijing at the end of April. If you couldn't tell already, all auto manufacturers regardless of the size of their parent companies need more sales. This doesn't seem like a successor to the ├╝ber rare LM 001 (Rambo Lambo), but should easily make it to music videos and sports arena parking lots once released.

Video courtesy of Lamborghini.