Sep 092014
 

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Well this guy does not get it!

The world of F1, is dining this red neck, because it will help grown F1 in America.

That is not the problem, the problem is the idiotic statement this person makes.

SO, he stated he was going to beat all European F1 teams, with a USA car! Ummm

Using a Ferrari Engine!  What a joke.

I have been following F1 for about 40 years now, and is many other American like Michal Andretti, that should get into owning an F1 Team.

BMW tried and failed,  is this guy for real!    does he really believe that he has more money and technology then BMW?

that I call crazy or a full time dreamer.

I guess time will tell if he is for real or simply nuts.

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Apr 302014
 

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Bernie Ecclestone launches defense

Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone admits finding the opening day of his German trial stressful as he faced bribery charges which threaten to land the British billionaire in jail.

“It was an exhausting first day. The judge, the prosecutors and my lawyers all speak German, I don’t,” Ecclestone told German daily Bild from his London office after his first court date in Munich on Thursday.

“Although I had an interpreter translating every word simultaneously, it was still stressful to follow everything as it was being said.” Ecclestone flew back to Britain after hearing

five hours of opening arguments with the prosecution’s indictment covering 24 pages, while the defence’s statement was 91 pages long.

But despite the marathon hearing, the octogenarian still managed to banter with judge Peter Noll. “Why not?”, Ecclestone told Bild.

“The court and the prosecutors are all nice people just trying to do their jobs.” The Briton’s next court date is scheduled for May 2.

The 83-year-old is accused of paying German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky $44 million (32 million euros) to ensure his continued grip on the motor sports empire he had built up over four decades.

The cash changed hands eight years ago when a German corporate bankruptcy had left several banks in charge of major stakes of the Formula One enterprise.

Gribkowsky was then risk manager of one of the banks, Germany’s BayernLB. Prosecutors charge that the money was a bribe meant to ensure that BayernLB sold its shares to Ecclestone’s preferred bidder,

CVC Capital Partners of Britain, now the sport’s majority shareholder. Ecclestone faces a maximum jail term of 10 years if he is found guilty. The case centres on whether Ecclestone bribed Gribkowsky,

who has since been jailed, or — as the defence claims — hush money after a blackmail attempt. Ecclestone’s lawyer has dismissed the allegations as “inaccurate, misleading and unsubstantiated

” and said “the alleged bribery did not take place”.  The F1 boss does not intend to speak for now in the trial, which is set to run until September, but has said he will reply when Gribkowsky

gives evidence against him, which is scheduled for May 9.

Now you decide is he a thief?  I think he became one at one point, but regardless of what we think, is time for him to go.

To many politics, to much money, to many bad decision in F1. 

This is a great sport that is becoming a farce.

Drivers open their mouth to say Stupid things, like Hamilton, Rosberg, Button and a few others. My advise to them is: Take care of your self and stop talking about others that are way better then you.

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Apr 232014
 

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The amazing Lamborghini Aventador

Who in their right mind, doe snot want one,  Move aside Ferrari, a better exotic as arrived to the market, Slick, Awesome, Aggressive,  Yes it is all that and more.

This exotic is probably one of the fattest if not the fastest in his kind, not only that is cost a portion of the Pagani.

Very responsive, quick,  nimble and  elegant, if we can call this automobile elegant, because is more then that, but one thing this automobile is: definitively  a real monster,  a beauty exclusive to only some of us.  A dream come thru

Chassis and body

Frame:Carbon fiber monocoque with Aluminium front and rear frames
Body:Carbon fiber engine bonnet, movable spoiler and side air inlets; Aluminium front bonnet, front fenders and doors; SMC rear fender and rocker cover
Mirrors:External mirrors heated, electrically adjustable and foldable
Rear spoiler:Movable – 3 positions depending on speed and drive select mode

Suspension

Suspension:Front and rear horizontal mono-tube damper with push-rod system

Tires and wheels

ESP:ESP/ ABS with different ESP charecteristics managed by drive select mode
Steering:Steering Gear with 3 different servortonic charcteristics managed by drive select mode
Front tires:Pirelli 255/35 ZR19
Rear tires:Pirelli 335/30 ZR20
Front wheels:19’’ x 9J
Rear wheels:20’’ x 12J
Curb-to-curb turning circle:12.5 m (41.0 ft)

Airbags

Airbags:Front dual stage driver airbag and front adaptive passenger airbag; seats with side “head-thorax” airbags; passenger and driver knee airbags

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Now let us go to the important areas of this beast, the heart, the spirit of it, this automobile is a GOD.  Yes you have heard well, 700 HP. Torque 507  LBFT. 0 to 60 in 2.9 Seconds, do you think you can drive one, do not hesitate, if you have the means, this is the best of the best.  and everybody will see you coming even if they cant see you, why, you ask,  if you do, you have never seen one or have seemn one driving next to you, the answer is the exhaust note if like  lessoning to Mozart symphonies.  AHH yes,  what s sound! And the bonus unbelievable gas mileage for this type of automobile.

Brakes

Brakes:Dual hydraulic circuit brake system with vacuum brake booster; front and rear CCB, 6-cylinder brake callipers, 4-cylinder brake callipers Ø 400x 38 mm – Ø 380 x 38 mm

Engine

Type:
V12, 60°, MPI
Displacement:
6,498 cm³ (396.5 cu.in.)
Bore and stroke:
Ø 95 mm x 76,4 mm
Valve gear:
Variable valve timing electronically controlled
Compression ratio:
11.8  (± 0.2) : 1
Maximum power:
700 HP (515 kW) @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque:
690 Nm (507 lbft) @ 5,500 RPM
Emission class:
EURO 5 – LEV 2
Emission control system:
Catalytic converters with lambda sensors
Cooling system:
Water and oil cooling system in the rear with variable air inlets
Engine management system:
Lamborghini Iniezione Elettronica (LIE) with Ion current analysis
Lubrification system:
Dry sump

Drivetrain

Type of transmission:4WD with Haldex generation IV
Gearbox:7 speed ISR, shifting characteristic depending on drive select mode
Clutch:Dry double plate clutch, Ø 235 mm
Standard:AMT

Performance

Top speed:350 km/h (217 mph)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph):2.9 s
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Dimensions
Wheelbase:2,700 mm (106.30 in)
Overall length:4,780 mm (188.19 in)
Overall width (excluding mirrors):2,030 mm (79.92 in)
Overall width (including mirrors):2,265 mm (89.17 in)
Overall height:1,136 mm (44.72 in)
Front track:1,720 mm (67.72 in)
Rear track:1,700 mm (66.93 in)
Dry weight:1,575 kg (3,472 lb)
Weight/Power ratio:2.25 kg/HP (4.96 lb/HP)
Weight distribution (front – rear):43 % – 57 %

Fuel consumption *

Manual transmission

Urban cycle consumption:
24.7 l/100 km
Extra urban consumption:
10.7 l/100 km
Combined consumption:
16.0 l/100 km
CO2 emission:
370 g/km

Capacities

Fuel tank capacity:90 l (23.8 gal.)
Engine oil capacity:13 l (3.4 gal.)
Engine coolant capacity:25 l (6.6 gal.)
If you can own one, do not hesitate, if you cannot buy one, then dream about it  is worth it,  if you do not own one, then  I leave you with this.
Enjoy
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All information provided by:  Lamborghini
For more information go to:   http://www.lamborghini.com/en/models/aventador-lp-700-4/technical-specifications/
Apr 092014
 

 

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Well yes, Mercedes Benz again, always a reason why they can’t win, if somebody comes with something better, they take the easy way out, judge by your self’s.  Below  are the comments from Mercedes Benz, are they for real?

Mercedes have revealed that they could have pulled out of F1, had it not been for the new engine regulations.

Professor Dr Thomas Weber told BBC sport “The key challenge for the future is fuel economy and efficiency and with the change in regulations F1 is the spearhead for development.”

“We had at different times the challenge to discuss F1 with the (Daimler) supervisory board. We had hard discussions. And it was always – and even more so when it came to the later years – harder to explain why we were using naturally aspirated engines.”

“Now with these new regulations I can clearly convince the supervisory board that the (F1 team) are doing exactly what we need – downsizing, direct injection, lightweight construction, fuel efficiency on the highest possible level, new technologies and combining a combustion engine with an e-motor hybrid.”

News by http://www.f1.co.uk/read-news/2014/10000/f1-2014-%e2%80%93-mercedes-could-of-left-f1

And what about BMW, they claim they are the driver’s car, but could never make anything work in an F1, so how can they claim they are the driver’s car, please do not make me laugh.  If you, yes you “BMW” make that statement, then show us in the top racing sport which is F1, but you failed and left with your tail between your legs. “Shame on you”

McLaren’s turn, need more excuses?  You lost for 4 years in a row, they have a chance to do something, but they worry about making statements, and yes trying to make things difficult for others, I taught this is the way out for the weak ones.

McLaren, Red Bull in legal dispute over aero expert

LONDON – McLaren consulted their lawyers on Wednesday after Formula One champions Red Bull announced the appointment of an aerodynamics expert their rivals said was contracted to them.

Red Bull said Dan Fallows has been appointed head of aerodynamics, replacing McLaren-bound Peter Prodromou who is now on ‘gardening leave’.

The statement drew a swift response from McLaren, who announced at their car launch in January that Fallows had joined along with Prodromou. “Dan Fallows has a legally binding contract with McLaren, and the matter is now in the hands of our lawyers,” said a spokesman for the Working team.

Red Bull said Fallows had left them last year after working as aerodynamics team leader but had returned and was starting his new job with immediate effect.

McLaren announced last October that Prodromou would be joining them but Red Bull, constructors’ champions for the past four years, were determined to hold the much sought-after Briton to his contract.

They did not say when his leave would formally end.

Prodromou was McLaren’s head of aerodynamics until 2006, having joined that team in 1991, when he followed Adrian Newey to Red Bull.

McLaren have changed their leadership since Fallows agreed to join, with Ron Dennis retaking overall control and Eric Boullier appointed racing director in place of departed Principal Martin Whitmarsh.

The team started the season with a second and third place in Australia for Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button, pending an appeal by Red Bull who had Australian Daniel Ricciardo disqualified.

Red Bull have won the last four constructors’ and drivers’ championships, with Sebastian Vettel triumphant in the last nine races of 2013, but have started the season chasing dominant Mercedes.

McLaren failed to finish on the podium last year.

News provided by http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/f1-mclaren-red-bull-legal-dispute-over-aero-expert

I been following F1 for longer then the majority of the F1 paddock today, not only that I have been to many tracks worldwide since I was 8, I saw the great drivers drive all over the world.

Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Johnny servoz-Gavin,  Jack Brahbam, Pedro Rodriguez,  James Hunt, Jackie Ickx, Jochen Rindt, Francois Cevert, Henry Pescarolo, Chris Amon, Peter Revson, Piers courage,  and many others, does where F1 Drivers,  they knew the risk, they raced for the passion of it.  In my opinion, the greatest driver of this generation are Ayton Senna, Michael schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, all others come after.

This is my humble opinion.

Almost all Drivers today, if they do not win they always have a reason, but it’s never them.  Particularly,  Nico Rosberg, Luis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. Why don’t you stop talking about Vettel, and worry about you and your machinery, would it be that you are not good enough?  Could it be that they cannot set up the car properly? It makes you look ignorant.

Right now Mercedes Benz has the most powerful engine on F1, take advantage and see if you can win the championship.  Renault is not born yesterday, they know how to build engines and they have a huge record doing so.

I love F1, Let the war begin.

I leave  you with this.  

Photos courtesy of Renault F1

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Apr 022014
 

AMG is the high performance department of Mercedes Benz, they create awesome automobiles.

HOW THE RACE IS WON     

In 1967, two automotive engineers with a passion for motorsports began fine-tuning engines for Mercedes-Benz racecars in an old mill. Today, as the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG creates some of the most sought-after vehicles in the world. They’re the product of skilled craftsmen, designers and engineers who live to test the limits, and one shared conviction: on the road to driving performance, short cuts never win the race.

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SOME THINGS CAN’T BE MASS-PRODUCED.

From the beginning, the “One Man, One Engine” philosophy has guided AMG’s approach to manufacturing. Even now, every AMG engine is hand built from start to finish by one of about 50 AMG Master Engine Builders in a special facility.

As the final step in the assembly process, the engine-maker affixes a plaque engraved with his signature to the engine cover. It’s an enduring reminder that even the heart of a Mercedes-AMG has a soul.

The renowned AMG 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V-8 engine employs race-proven technology, including self-adjusting bucket tappets and plasma-sprayed cylinder bores.

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This is art in motion

Equipped with high-speed engine management and liquid-to-air intercooling technology, the mighty AMG 6.0-liter biturbo V-12 engine responds instantly in all RPM ranges.

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I love this cars, but I do have an issue with them,  for a real drivers they are no fun to drive at all at speed, they have to many electronics that stop any good driver to enjoy the car, you cannot put this beautiful machines side ways or mistreat it somewhat a little, the electronics come in and stop you from having all the fun.

 I love to have one with out any of the electronics that limits us to really drive this cars, I do understand that they make their car safe for 90% of the drivers with are average drivers, but for somebody like me that is a race car driver when young and now vintage car racers its limiting the fun.

Also some of this spectacular automobiles are not very well balanced if you have the traction control off and really drive the car, the SLR is nose heavy and the rear gets loose very quickly, but at the end is more fun to drive this monster without it,  if you own one and you are not a good driver, and I mean a good driver, do not drive this beast crazy fast without the traction control, because it does become a hands full to drive if you are not an excellent driver and even if you are one.  Man, it was awesome to drive, Next?  I wan to drive the Mercs CLA 4.5,  what a pretty car and probably a great toy to own, 355HP, 2.0 turbo engine, Yes I want one. It is the perfect size car for today driving and what a performance, so why do I want one, because it is simple awesome.

The 355 HP CLA45 AMG 4MATIC

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The most powerful engine of its kind on earth, the AMG 2.0-liter turbo inline 4 employs twin-scroll turbocharging to deliver higher performance with lower consumption

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And I leave you with this

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For more information about this wonderful machines, go to:   http://www.mbusa.com

All information provided by Mercedes Benz of America.