Archive for Top Gear

Onboard With the Stig: Renault R24 F1 Car

Posted in Formula 1, Renault with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2009 by autoracingpower

Ever wonder what it would be like to drive a Formula 1 car? This onboard view from Top Gear will give you great idea. This lap in a Renault R24, piloted by everyone’s favorite tame racing driver, gives an excellent first person view.

Click through to view the same lap from a different angle and then the onboard view again.

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World Championship Winning F1 Car Taken For A Spin

Posted in Auto Parts, Formula 1 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2008 by autoracingpower

In this classic Top Gear clip, Richard Hammond takes a spin around the track in Fernando Alonso’s world championship winning Renault. The car is from the V10 era, when the Formula One cars were pushing almost 1,000 horsepower. Not only does it have an insane amount of horsepower, it also has some the of most technologically-advanced auto parts in the world. This video demonstrates how difficult it is to control these immensely powerful vehicles. The professionals sure make it look easy.

And, if you’ve never heard a Formula One engine’s rendition of God Save the Queen, here is your chance (end of the clip).