Friday, November 30, 2012

Wallpaper of the Week. #2

Image courtesy of AP from USGP 12'.
Michael Schumacher pushes through Turn #5 to make Q2 at the Circuit of the Americas, in the second to last F1 race of his illustrious career.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

What to watch this weekend (Nov 29th - Dec 5th)

  • Porsche Supercup. Rounds 8-10. Saturday @ 1:30pm - 2pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Touring Car Racing Double Play: WTCC & BTCC (Round 1). Saturday @ 5pm - 7pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) delayed airings
  • Australian V8 Supercars - Winton Race; from the Winton Motor Raceway near Victoria, Australia. Saturday @ 8pm - 10pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD) delayed airing from 11/16-11/19
  • Formula 1 Debrief. Recap of the 2012 season. Saturday 10pm - 11pm (SPEED/SPEEDHD)
  • Top Gear (UK). Best of Season 11-12. Monday @ 8:30pm - 10pm (BBC America/BBC America HD) new
  • Motorweek. 25th Anniversary Callaway Corvette. Tuesday @ 8pm - 8:30pm (VelocityHD)
  • Legendary Motorcar. 1957 Mercedez Benz 300SL Resto. Tuesday @ 8:30pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Horse Trading. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. 911 Targa. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replay
  • Fifth Gear (UK). Season 21 Ep.2. Mercedes SLS AMG vs Aston Martin vs Jaguar vs Bentley. Wednesday @10pm - 11pm (VelocityHD) replay
The F1 season is now over and for those of you who follow the sport, it was a bit anti-climactic while being one of the most exciting races of the season. Hams had his race ruined by an accident directly related to the fluctuating weather conditions at Interlagos and Button took the checkered flag. Massa finished the season on a high note, taking 3rd position behind his teammate (probably could've held second if didn't race for Scudaria). Schumi exited the season like the true champion he is and Alonzo handled his loss in the championship, by a mere 4 points, in the same fashion. Class acts all around. Vettel spun early and unbelievably made his way back to sixth to spoil Alonzo's last effort at the crown. You have to tip your cap to a champion who earns it. And on to 2013...Perez to McLaren and Hams to Petronas. The landscape will change more in the lower end teams, so stay tuned.

V8 Supercars action this weekend from Winton, more delay-airing motorsports from earlier in the year as well as a few cool specials to check out. It's going to get warm again in the Mid-Atlantic area this Sunday, so make sure to get another car wash in. I think I'll use the fair weather to get my winter tires installed. Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of V8SupercarsOfficial.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quick Vid: Nissan GT-R vs Porsche 911 Carrera S (Motortrend)

The guys at Motortrend do a really interesting comparison between the 2013 R35 Nissan GT-R and the 991 Carrera S. You may initially think, why is a 550hp awd car being put up against a 400hp rwd car, but it goes deeper than that.

Video courtesy of Motortrend.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Motorsport Workshop: Christian Horner and Red Bull Racing (Shakedown)

Leo Parente brings us the latest in racing news, including an exclusive interview by JF Musial with RedBull Racing's Christian Horner. Enjoy.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Quick Vid: Volvo S60 Polestar review (Autoblogger)

Our friends at Autoblogger review the newest Polestar tuned version of the Volvo S60, boasting 508hp. I drove a diesel slushbox S60 when I was in Germany and found it to have a pretty capable chassis. With AWD and 500+ it must become quite the spicy meatball.

Video courtesy of Autoblogger.