Stumbled upon this short film last night. The big deal is that it’s high quality footage, so the image is really good for something shot in the 60s. It’s almost seven minutes of very enjoyable old-school racing. In fact, if not for the helicopter shots instead of drone footage you could almost think this is current footage of a vintage racing event.
For the third time (!) this season, Red Bull Racing has again broken the F1 pit stop record. At the Brazilian GP this weekend they did a pit stop in 1.82 seconds. Yes, 1.82 seconds to take four tires out and put four new tires in. One. Point. Eighty two. Seconds.
Holy mercaptans, Batman! That is FAST!
1977 Ferrari 312 T2B Pilot: Niki Lauda Team: Scuderia Ferrari Race: 1st German GP in 1977 Hot Wheels - N5581 (diecast)
1975 Ferrari 312 T Pilot: Niki Lauda Team: Scuderia Ferrari Race: 3rd in the Italy GP in 1975 Hot Wheels - T6937 (diecast)
1974 Ferrari 312 B3/74 Pilot: Niki Lauda Team: Scuderia Ferrari Race: 1st Spanish GP in 1974 Hot Wheels - N5601 (diecast)
Late this week Petrolicius uploaded a delightful article about the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix. Full of fantastic shots of the race and backstage, it captures very well the huge drama that occurred. The Japanese GP was the last race of the season, and both Niki Lauda and James Hunt had a solid shot at the title. However, Mother Nature played an important role, that meant victory for one and defeat for the other.
Click on the link above for the full article and photos.
A very interesting look (35 min) into part of the life of Lotus’ founder, Colin Chapman. Some very interesting late 60’s F1 pit lane footage to be seen.
Il Maestro drives the Alfa Romeo 158/159 “Alfetta”, one of the most gorgeous vintage F1 cars. Honestly, if F1 cars nowadays looked as good as this I would watch a race or two…
Not for the faint of heart, Il Maestro rips aboard a Maserati 250F!