It has been all over the news. Mohammad Bin Sulayem, 14 times Middle East rally champion, now head of the local automobile federation was taking part in a drag race with a Ford GT40 at the Dubai Autodrome. But shortly after he accelerated down the straight he lost control of the car, spun and smashed into the pit wall. He was OK but the same can’t be said about the car. Here are two videos:
It is time to move on from Australia to Malaysia. Here is short video preview of 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix.
Here is 8 minutes video preview of 2009 F1 season and 2009 Australian GP. This was a very quick edit as I needed to get it all together before leaving for Australia. Included is the awesome animated footage from Red Bull that you might have already seen – the older with Sebastien Vettel explaining the new rules as well as the very recent one showing us how the F1 car comes to life. The animations are great, they explain the changes in F1 ahead of 2009 season quite well and so they made it to this video edit . Then of course the virtual lap of Albert Park circuit in Melbourne, few shots of Toyota, McLaren and Red Bull, one engine blow up, sound of Mercedes F1 V8 engine and introduction of all 2009 F1 cars and drivers.
The USF1 team is to be announced in few hours time. Before that happens, here is an earlier interview with Peter Windsor on Speed TV. Windsor talks about engines, drivers, sponsors and more.
Sebastien Buemi is at the moment the only confirmed rookie driver for 2009 Formula One season. Recently Red Bull released an interview with the young Swiss driver. Watch the video to find out about his feelings after being confirmed by Toro Rosso, the reaction in Switzerland, his thoughts on the team, on Sebastian Vettel, on F1 tracks and more … If for some reason you hear no sound, just click on the volume bars at the bottom right corner of the video to activate the sound.
Most of Formula One fans knew that the 2009 Formula One cars will be quite different than their predecessors. But as teams kept their ideas to themselves we could all only guess how the new cars will look.
I summarized all the main differences between 2009 and 2008 cars back in August in the post 2009 Formula 1 cars look – The most obvious differences. Around the same time this 2009 F1 car visual appeared all over F1 forums:
With the teams revealing their 2009 Formula One cars we also have chance to see some of the 2009 F1 drivers helmets. Here they come, including the new yellow helmet of Jenson Button . I will be adding more (or better) pictures as they become available.
The annual Race of Champions is on today at Wembley Stadium. You can (could) watch the live video here, now you can see the highlights:
Vodafone goes viral with this FindLiveGuy advertsing campaign.
Hopefuly I will have time to prepare some proper video edit of my 2008 Macau GP experience. But before that happens, here are approximately 4 minutes of sounds and sights from garages and Lisboa corner.
More from Macau – Action photos from Macau GP photos – check this post.
Here comes the final race video preview of the 2008 F1 season – video preview of 2008 Brazilian F1 GP:
This edit includes:
– look back at some recent races
– the 2007 3 way title fight
– road to Brazil
– preview of the Interlagos track
– and some Brazilian tunes