April 12, 2010

"Green Racing" A Reality

"Powered by chocolate.  Steered by carrots."  That's the humorous tagline for WorldFirst Racing, the first-ever "green" racing car. 

WorldFirst is a F3 car/team.  You can think of Formula 3 as being Single- or Double-A level in baseball's minor leagues, if you'd like: a major step in a pro career, but no guarantee of making the majors.  Anyway, the car is made up of either recycled materials, such as the body (recycled carbon fiber... ever wonder what happened to wrecked F1 cars?), or organic stuff (the steering wheel is made out of a polymer derived from carrots and other root veggies).  The engine is is a 2 liter turbodiesel, fueled by biodiesel.  The front wing endplates are made out of potato starch and flax fiber.  Heck, even the radiators are coated with a substance that "converts ozone to oxygen".

So, maybe not the "edible racer" that some suggested, but still a pretty good start.

A helluva lot better than the stupid Honda Earthdream car...

Yes, that's Jenson Button in the cockpit.  Yes, I'm sure he'd rather we forgot about that year...

Posted by: Wonderduck at 06:53 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 More like EarthFarce.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 12, 2010 07:06 PM (+rSRq)

2 Sorry, "WorldFarce".

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 12, 2010 07:06 PM (+rSRq)

3 God am I tired of listening to people talk about how good they are and how they're saving the world. Remember when people who did good and selfless things didn't feel the need to brag about it?

Posted by: madmike at April 12, 2010 07:17 PM (NYyST)

4 No disagreement with either of you.

Posted by: Wonderduck at April 12, 2010 07:45 PM (mfPs/)

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