Friday, September 7, 2012

Dope. #120

Image courtesy of AP @ BGP 2012.
Last weekend at the 2012 Baltimore Grand Prix was some of the hardest work ROTL has put into an assignment in quite some time. Of course you know it takes time to get things uploaded/edited etc., and when you also have adult responsibilities it makes for slow turnaround times; I'm sure you all understand. But just know that there is some seriously dope shizz around the corner, including an article and HD video that we'll trickle out in pieces until complete, both on here and AP. We're working to get the article out sooner than later, but as always your patience is appreciated. Hopefully this BGP wallpaper of the weekDope combo post can tide your appetites over in the meantime.

-ROTL Staff

Thursday, September 6, 2012

What to watch this weekend (Sept 6th - Sept 12th)

  • Mecum Auto Auctions. Muscle Cars and More 2012. From Dallas, TX (Part 2 & 3). Thursday @ 4pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new - replay @ 10pm
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Practice. Friday @ 8am - 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Mecum Auto Auctions. Muscle Cars and More 2012.  From Dallas, TX (Part 4 & 5). Friday @ 4pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) new - replay @ 10pm
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Qualifying. Saturday @ 8am - 9:30am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live
  • Mecum Auto Auctions. Muscle Cars and More 2012.  From Dallas, TX (Part 6 & 7). Saturday @ 2pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) new - replay @ 8pm
  • Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Italy; from Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Race. Sunday @ 7:30am - 10am (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live; replay Monday @ 1am
  • Rolex Sports Car Series. Continental Tire Sports Car Festival. From Laguna Seca raceway in California. Sunday @ 3pm - 6pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) live; replay Saturday @ 11pm
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 14/12 marathon. Monday @ 12pm - 9pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) great replays
  • Motorweek. Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. Fiat Dino. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Wheeler Dealers. (E36) M3. Wednesday @ 10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replay
Back to back weeks of F1 is a sweet side effect of having four weeks off. To recap after last week's race at Spa...WTF Grosjean! This domino effect has had great repercussions for the Drivers Championship. Instead of Hams and Alonzo gathering points, they sat at zero for the weekend while Vettel worked his way up from an odd failure to make Q3 into second position. Red Bull Racing's consistency is putting a strangle-hold on the Manufacturers Championship, and letting Vettel work his way back into a strong position. And let's not forget that first time front row qualifier, Kobayashi and his teammate Perez, were both damaged/wiped from the race in the same incident. The current standings leave Vettel knocking on the door in second place, while an ever consistent Raikkonen has creeped into fourth. And out of everyone I think the biggest loser from the turn 1 pile up is Mark Webber. He was comfortably in second place, but Vettel's points for last weekend swapped their positions. I know deep inside Webber still knows how he was hindered from chasing the championship during Vettel's first championship season. But I digress...

We have Rolex action at Laguna Seca, Mecum auto auctions and classic replays. Enjoy your weekends everyone.

Video courtesy of GrandAmVids.

Car Pron: Red Bull Racing's American Vacation

Red Bull Racing's final video cut, detailed in our post from out. Turn it up...unless you're at work.

Video courtesy of RedBullRacing.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Current Events: F1 Making Of: Red Bull RB7 Flat Out in New Jersey (Shakedown)

Leo Parente of Drive and Shakedown fame, brings us behind the scenes of the F1 promotional video showcasing a flat out lap of the 2013 Weehawken New Jersey Grand Prix street track, with David Coulthard and Sebastian Vettel. Enjoy.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Quick Vid: McLaren Reveals Secrets Of The 12C Spider (Road Testament)

Drive interviews McLaren Automotive's Chief Designer, Frank Stephenson, for his thoughts and method for the new MP4-12C Spyder.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Motorsport Pron: Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Road America (Drive)

The Drive network brings us Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge recaps, for races 10 and 11, from Road America.

Video courtesy of Drive.