January 05, 2013

Cool, Funny, Weird


This was the debut run of the 2012 Toyota TS030 Hybrid LeMans Prototype (LMP1).  If you don't have the volume turned on, you're missing the "cool" bit.  In case you're wondering what's going on, the car begins in electric-motor mode before the V8 engine kicks in... which then sounds like the car is going into hyperspace.  Baby!  If the Prius sounded like that, I'd buy one.


I've posted a lower-quality version of this before, but I recently found this cleaner and longer clip of the 2001 "control tire" incident in the Australian V8Supercar series.  A simplistic description of V8S would be "Aussie NASCAR, but on road courses."  I love it; if I had to blog about a race series, but couldn't do F1, I'd probably do V8S.


The first race I ever did extensive blogging for, the 2005 USGP, is known for only having six cars start.  I've spoken of that moment on here before, but never shown it.  Well, here it is, in all its gory glory.  If you're not sure what's going on, read the link.  It'll give you at least a minimum of understanding.

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