Sunday, February 5, 2012
...and we're back online, all systems are go!!!
You may remember some rumbling about my partecipation in my Univerhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifsity's team of Formula SAE or Formula Student, depending on the specific race you're referring to. Eventually the 2011 season didn't come together as we planned with pour results and poorer reliability, but we had one hell of a time! It also took a lot of energy and time from all the participants, but that didn't stop me from carry on my commitment for the 2012 season. In the shake up that revolutionize our team, with some people leaving and many more entereing the picture, I ended up being nominated the team leader for the 2012 season. Which means that from that moment on whatever has gone and will go wrong will be my own fault. Fair enough! :D
Just so you know it, that beastly black single seater is our Formula SAE entry for the 2011 season, the EVO XI, pictured by Mauro Terzi at this year Motorsport Expotech fair in Modena. The car was mainly developed by students which left the team at the end of the season, so we got to give them credits for this creation.
As As of now we are in the final stages of the design of our 2012 entry, code named EVO XII. In all honesty I never really liked that name and the memories of not-anymore-rally-connected Mitsubishis. I suppose we'll have to come up with something more intriguing.
Also enjoy the rest of the pictures I've taken myself, over the top ISO settings be damned...
Damiano aka TIJ
Header Picture credits: Mauro Terzi
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Saturday, July 30, 2011
I was going to post the usual series of streaming for this endurance race, and eventually found that the fellows over Bsim Racing did a wonderful job at that.
So this time you've got to thank someone else ;)
You can find the live timing over here.
Not sure if Radio Le Mans will do some coverage, so here is the link just in case.
Enjoy the live streaming of the race after the jump!... except it's not working, not even on the official website...?!
Lucky us there is still the Audi LIVE feed over here. According to Audi itself they will be straming the whole 24 hours of the race!!!
You can check out the detailed results - here
Blancpain Series Official Live Timing - here
Spa 24h on twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/24HoursofSpa
Spa 24h on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Total24hoursofspa
Spa 24h on Website -
Official Track Webpage - http://www.spa-francorchamps.be
13:30 – 14:40 01:10 Drivers Presentation 00:00
14:40 – 15:00 00:20 RACB GT Parade
15:05 – 15:44 Total 24H of Spa – Grid visit by VIP
15:10 Total 24H of Spa – Pit lane open
15:20 Total 24H of Spa – Pit lane closed
15:44 Total 24H of Spa – 10 min board
15:53 Total 24H of Spa – 1 min board
15:53:45 Total 24H of Spa – 15 sec board
15:54 Total 24H of Spa – formation lap
16:00 – Total 24H of Spa – Race
16:10 – 00:15 Total 24H of Spa – Podium
The race will be streamed live.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
THE 24 HOURS OF NURBURGRING IT'S BACK!
Time to watch some endurance motorsport at its finest once again.
News has just come that the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 has been penalized with an air restrictor to reduce the power output of its combustion engine, reducing by a large margin its overall performance and forcing its drivers to rely on the electric motors much more than what they were planning.
We tried to incorporate the official streaming for the race and its live timing, but it seems there is something not properly working in the code.
If it doesn't, head over the live streaming page from the ADAC website, and use the Radio Le Mans English conmmentary for a complete experience!
You may need to install the windows media player plug in for the video, and the commentary would be in German, so Radio Le Mans will surely help you.
You can also find the live feed from Audi over here, once again in German.
Also check out this live tracking webpage to check the position and status of some of your favorite cars.
ENJOY THE RACE!
Streaming after the jump!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
The only bad thing about this year 24 Heuers of Le Mans is that Aston Martin screwed up its car, big time. So it's once again a two men race, with both Audi and Peugeot showing off their brand new weapons of track destruction.
While the new Peugeot 908 looks just about the same as the old 908 HDi FAP, the new Audi R18 is completely different despite vaguely resembling the R15, except it got a canopy this time.
Both cars are designed around the new set of rules with modified aerodynamics and reduced engine displacement. It's hard to say if they are faster because of the design's quality, or because of the huge budget both teams has compared to even Aston Martin Racing itself.
That's the same reason why it's hard to tell if diesel powered cars are indeed faster. I guess we'll never know by the look of things.
Regardless, it's time for the action on track to talk for itself. Will Peugeot drive its cars to destruction once again, or did Audi fix all those small issues which were holding the R18 back?
We'll know in 24 hours.
Keep in mind that this page may often be updated depending on the quality of the streams I may find and whatnot. You may have noticed there isn't a chat box on the right anymore. Damn spammers. You can still drop a comment or send me an email if you want.
I'm not even sure how much of the race I'll be able to follow myself.
I know I'll be on MSN with a few friends for a while though.
Check out all the LIVE feeds after the jump, and be sure to tune on Radio Le Mans for an excellent English commentary!
Beware of the Peugeot LIVE feed, audio will start automatically, in French of course.
CLICK HERE FOR A RADIO LE MANS LIVE COMMENTARY IN ENGLISH!
AUDI STREAMING CHANNEL
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The Ferrari 308 may seem pretty average to a modern eye. Maybe even ugly, unfinished and almost as cheap as a kit-car assembled in your backyard.
The again, such an eye would be wrong.
Of the various iteration of the entry level Ferrari model, I think the 308 has a special place in the company history. Not only it was the first of a long line of entry level models to feature a mid longitudinally mounted V8, it also carries on this sharp dart shaped bodywork which could very well be something to remember from its decade, if it wasn't for one Lamborghini Countach.
I'm pretty sure the is a very long and very painful list of all things that could and will go wrong with this car should one of us decide to part ways with a relatively low amount of money.
There is indeed a reason why you could buy one for as little as 40.000 €. I'm not going to add "in decent conditions", as that's very subjective, mostly depending on how much time you're willing to pass looking for spare parts or checking your bank account.
That's actually the case with most cars from more than 30 years ago, so that's not real surprise and it didn't get better until the Ferrari 360 Modena as far as I know.
This is completely irrelevant though, as I'm still convinced the look of this car is just great. Raw, untamed, projected to the next corner. I don't really care how it will handle it and how that's going to cost. It looks great, and that's fair enough for me.
All Pictures Copyright: Damiano Garro
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