August 26th, 2013
This week, the iRacing.com Skip Barber Race Series visited the beautiful and technical Suzuka International Racing Course, or simply Suzuka Circuit. This is the track where Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost had their controversial accidents in 1989 and 1990. It’s also where Jacques Villeneuve almost made history where he could have been the first driver to win his first world championship in his debut season with Williams. Susuka’s many and varied corners will certainly not make every – or even any — driver’s day easy; cases in point the brutal 130R or the Esses following Turn Two. The 4131 Strength of Field race featured Mikko Nässi on pole position with a time of 2:23.712. Starting next to him was Jairo Via and third was Mattia Branchini. Although the start was [...]
June 21st, 2013
Renault has unveiled its 2014 turbocharged Formula 1 engine at the Paris airshow. The firm has named it the Energy F1, as it is Renault’s first design for the sport’s new turbocharged, energy-recovery technology era.
by Ray Bryden on March 5th, 2011
I sometimes wonder what it would have been like to be in Paris in the early 1920′s and by chance wind up at a party at 27 Rue De Fleurus suddenly in the company of Hemingway, Picasso, Matisse, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and the rest of the artists, writers, and poets who socialized together and were known as the “Lost Generation.” Or to find oneself on the ‘Festival Express’ train traveling across the Canadian prairies in 1970 listening to hours of jam sessions with The Band, The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. In my line of work, I had a few opportunities at conferences to rub elbows with the legends of my narrow field of expertise; people from across the globe who stand out as the world’s leaders in my [...]