Thursday, March 13, 2014

What to watch this F1 Weekend (Mar 13th - Mar 19th)

  • Pirelli World Challenge 2013. Long Beach. Thursday @ 1pm - 2pm (MAVTV) replay
  • Countdown to F1. Thursday @ 9pm - 9:30pm (NBCSN(HD)) new; replays all weekend
  • Formula 1 - Australian Grand Prix; from Melbourne/Albert Park Circuit. Practice #1. Thursday @ 9:30pm - 11pm (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Australian Grand Prix; from Melbourne/Albert Park Circuit. Practice #2. Friday @ 1:30am - 3:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • Formula 1 - Australian Grand Prix; from Melbourne/Albert Park Circuit. Qualifying. Saturday @ 2am - 3:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live; replay Saturday at 6am
  • Formula 1 - Australian Grand Prix; from Melbourne/Albert Park Circuit. Race. Sunday @ 1:30am - 4am (NBCSN(HD)) live; replay Sunday at 6:30am
  • USCC - 12 hours of Sebring (FL). 62th annual running of this historic race. Saturday @ 10am - 1pm (FS1), 1pm - finish ( webcast)
  • Top Gear (UK). Season 21 Episode 5: Burma Special Part 1. Monday @ 8:30pm - 10pm (BBCAmerica(HD)) new
  • Motorweek. 2014 Jaguar F-Type. Tuesday @ 7:30pm - 8pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Legendary Motorcar. The Legendary Bullitt. Tuesday @ 10pm - 10:30pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Wheeler Dealers. Audi Quattro. Wednesday @ 9pm - 10pm (VelocityHD) replay 
Well folks, the 2014 F1 Season returns this weekend in Australia. Many things have changed from last year, including drivers teams, cars and the technology that will be in the new chassis. And better yet, this is also the weekend where the 62nd running of the Sebring 12hr will take place. While FS2 is still not available to most cable customers on the East Coast, FS1 is as it's the old SPEED Channel. Additionally, IMSA will be web-casting the event online. This weekend is the start of Spring as far as we're concerned; Spring Equinox be damned! Enjoy your weekends.

Video courtesy of InfinityRedBullRacing.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Automotive Workshop: The History of Quattro Explained by Chris Harris - Inside Quattro (Drive)

Much like our coverage of Drive Network's incredible Inside Koenigsegg series, we'll begin following the Inside Quattro series here on ROTL. In this first episode, Chris Harris provides a quick history lesson on Quattro and what it's accomplished since its inception.

Video courtesy of Drive.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Current Events: 2015 BMW M3 and M4: Specs and Engine Noise (XCAR)

XCAR brings us an early look at the 2015 BMW M3 replacement. The inline-6 returns, two turbo's appear for increased efficiency and weight-reduction technology and trick aero are in play. It should be fun.

Video courtesy of XCAR.

Monday, March 10, 2014

For the love of P: Porsche 993 Carrera RS review (Autoblogger)

Our Deutsche friends at Autoblogger reviewed a car I was wishing someone would review for a long time; the 993 Porsche 911 Carerra RS. This race-bred swan song for the Porsche 993 was the very last of the aircooled 911s. While the version they got in Europe was a bit more hardcore than what we got in the States (read 993 RS America), the result is the same; timeless looks, 3pc Forged Speedlines, aero upgrades, more power and an extremely high collectability factor. The 993 RS is a true playground legend.

Video courtesy of Autoblogger.