Archive for F-1

Become an F1 Driver For a Day

Posted in Formula 1, Renault, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2010 by autoracingpower

Renault-Feel-It

Craving the high-speed energy of Formula 1 in your everyday life? Get the total Formula 1 experience when Renault opens its doors this summer to allow people to experience F1 from the driver’s seat.

This program will allow paying members to get a behind the scenes look at F1 at Budapest’s Hungaroring circuit, home of the Hungarian Grand Prix. The day starts off giving the participant the hands on aspects of life as an F1 driver. They attend enginer’s meetings, study, walk the track and even drive on the course (piloted by one of the team’s reserve drivers).

The program named “Feel It” has packages starting at €5,500. For more information on pricing, check out Renaultf1.com

2010 Formula 1 Australian GP

Posted in Formula 1 with tags , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2010 by autoracingpower

Get behind the scenes of the 2010 Formula 1 Australian GP with this official F1 compilation video.

2010 Formula 1 Australian GP Race from SilenceStudio on Vimeo.

Trailers for Sale

Posted in Brawn GP, Formula 1, USF1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2010 by autoracingpower

Ever wonder what it would be like to own a piece of Formula 1 history? Now you can! With eBay, you can place a big on a former Brawn GP Formula 1 trailer.

Two trailers are currently available for bid on eBay,l with no reserves. The first boasts cabinets, office space for 10, AC, a heater, storage lockers and more.The other, boasts enough space to fit three, yes three, F1 racecars and a machine shop.

Both trailers were valued at over $460,000 when new, and are now going for $26,500 and £17,200 with over three days remaining  (as of April 12 at 2:30 PM).

Happy Bidding!

Race Lovin’ Bird

Posted in Formula 1, NASCAR, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2010 by autoracingpower

Let’s make your Monday a little bit more happy. Rather than a newsworthy story, here is a video to make you laugh. Check out the bird’s last trick. Is that what you look like when you’re watching a Formula 1 or Nascar race?

Rumored: NY to host F1 Race in 2012

Posted in Bernie Ecclestone, Formula 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by autoracingpower

New York—the city where dreams are made— is where Formula 1 Boss, Bernie Eccelstone desires to host a F1 race. This is not the first time he has tried to put this into action. Back in the 80s, Ecclestone tried, but failed, to get the race approved.

He hopes to have the race in New Jersey, opposite Manhattan, with the skyscrapers in the background. Ecclestone believes the presence of a F1 race in NY will boost United State popularity since there has not been a US hosted race since 1997.

Source: ManhattanStyle.com

Stirling Moss : Update

Posted in Formula 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2010 by autoracingpower

If you thought that a fall down an elevator shaft was going to set Stirling Moss back, you were completely wrong. This legendary, 80-year old Formula One driver recovered from his two broken ankles and back injury in style by buying one of his dream cars. Moss purchased an extremely rare 1961 Porsche RS61 Spyder at an auction for a whopping $1.7 million.

Why is this car so special? There were only 14 made. The car had been expected to sell for less than what Moss paid, but he had sough after owning one for a while and was willing to pay anything to win it.

Note: This is not Moss' new ride. Just a shot of a Porsche RS61 Spyder

Be an F1 Driver Everyday

Posted in Formula 1, McLaren Mercedes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2010 by autoracingpower

F1’s McLaren is bringing “affordable” F1 racing style to your driveway. The newly unveiled MP4-12C is a high-performance sports car that fused the Formula 1 principles with the customer expectations. This supercar isn’t McLaren’s first attempt at a road car, the McLaren F1 was introduced 15 years ago, but only a rare 107 were built. This time around, this luxury sports car plans to be produced at a rate of 1,000 cars a year.

This super 2-seater is anticipated to sell for £150,000. Why so ‘affordable?’ Well, the lightweight one-piece carbon-fiber chassis allows McLaren to place the price tag about half as high as it normally would be expected for a car of its nature.