The Red Bull marketing stunts continue. After the Red Bull run in Pamplona and ride around the Balaton Lake they brought last weekend the only current French F1 driver Sebastien Bourdais with his Toro Rosso F1 car to the streets of Paris. Here is the video:
This is part 5 of the European Grand Prix mini history series – years 2001 – 2003.
The 2001 European GP is best remembered for Schumi vs Schumi at the race start. The big brother Michael grabbed the pole from his little brother Ralf , Juan Pablo Montoya was on P3. At the race start Michael felt aseep a tiny bit and to defend his lead Michael Schumacher pushed his brother way too close to the wall. Ralf had only 2 options – either to hit the wall or lift his foot off the throttle. He chose the throttle action and as a result Michael Schumacher kept his lead, Ralf stayed in second. Ferrari’s Bridgestones worked better early on and Michael pulled away. Soon however the advantage turned to Michelins. Ralf was pushing his brother hard and Montoya was closing on both of them.
This is part 4 of the European Grand Prix mini history series – years 1999 and 2000.
After one year break European GP returned to calendar in 1999. It was back to Nurburgring and the European GP would stay at this circuit for nine years, till 2007, more as a second German GP thanks to increased interest in F1 in Germany during Schumacher’s era. In 1999 the European GP was the last European race of the calendar. With three races to go Mika Hakkinen (McLaren), Eddie Irvine (Ferrari), Heinz-Harald Frentzen (Jordan) and David Coulthard (McLaren) still had a shot at the title. Michael Schumacher was missing, nursing his broken leg.
Earlier this week Red Bull and Toro Rosso took their show cars for a ride alongside Lake Balaton in Hungary. Red Bull’s test driver Sebastien Buemi drove the Red Bull car, Toro Rosso’s team boss Gerhard Berger drove the Toro Rosso. Here is the video:
Check the rest of the post for picture gallery:
Here comes the second Grand Prix video preview – this time 2008 Hungarian GP:
This video includes:
– Look back at winners of all previous Hungarian Grands Prix – from Nelson Piquet to Lewis Hamilton
– Flashback to 2007 Hungarian GP
– Race preview with Nico Rosberg and Sam Michael
Here is a German Grand Prix video preview with a flashback to 2006. That was the last time Formula 1 visited Hockenheim and somehow I also happened to be there.
– flashback to 2006
– current driver standings with photos
– race preview with Nico Rosberg
– flying, really flying, lap of Hockenheim with Sebastian Vettel and a Red Bull chopper
Thanks to Mira Polak for quick music composition for this video !
Interesting place to conduct an interview
Kotenok has posted several videos from 2008 Red Bull and Toro Rosso Bull Run in Pamplona. Here is one as a teaser.
… and one more from the arena:
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You can view several more videos from Pamplona at the F1 Wolf Club page.
Photo gallery inside this post !
It was Monaco GP for Formula 1 fans yesterday. Across the Atlantic it was the day of another classic race – the 92th Indianapolis 500. I watched the race for a while from around lap 46 to lap 100. Most of that time the race was behind the pace car and pretty much nothing was happening, except those crashes that caused all the pace car intervals. So if someone asks me how I feel about the race, I would say pretty boring procession, because that’s about all I could see during those 50 something laps I watched . But while the cars were actually racing I was wondering, what is more mad. Racing at these high speeds so close to the walls of the oval track, or racing F1 cars in Monaco…
Some exciting moments apparently followed after I went to sleep. Marco Andretti helping his teammate Tony Kanaan to crash out of the race, or the pitlane incident between Danica Patrick and Ryan Briscoe (video inside the post). As Formula One fan I was jelaous seeing the massive 33 car grid (although all looking the same) and then … the huge crowd. I think I heard 350,000 people on TV but I may not be correct.
The race was won by Scott Dixon from New Zealand who spent more than half of the race in the lead (115 laps our of 200). Two former F1 drivers took part in the race – Enrique Bernoldi and Justin Wilson as well ex-GP2 driver Ernesto Viso (perhaps best remembered for his spectatular crash in Magny Cours last year).
92th Indy 500 race result:
Monaco Grand Prix is a special event. If I ever doubted it I do not any more after going to see the race last year (my pictures are here). The special GP needs some special treatment also here, so I beging the Monaco GP countdown with some videos. Here is one, Ayrton Senna’s pole position lap in 1991:
To see more Monaco F1 videos visit the F1Wolf Club and feel free to ad your favourite Monaco F1 videos.
I know that all the teams are driven by the desire to get those few tenths that make the difference between F1 heroes and F1 zeros. But this is what happens when the teams continue fine tuning the ugly additions to their bodyworks, the ugly Dumbo wings get even uglier…
Yesterday I watched few videos from older Monaco races. Here is a clip from 1996, the famous wet race win for Olivier Panis in Ligier. How much nicer the cars were then, 12 years ago …
Even the new A1GP car looks better than the current F1 cars … The only light at the end of the tunnels is the fact, that what we see now is the end of the line for the current F1 cars and 2009 will put an end to these ugly winglets and wings and ears and all this. Season 2009 can’t come soon enough …
This will be a very short post. I checked what is new at the F1Wolf Club and found a nice contribution to the discussion in the Singapore GP Fan Group – few videos from race simulator. If you want to see how the Singapore F1 lap will look, check the videos here, especially the last one !