Category: grand prix

Valentino Rossi: “The aim (of the new fairing)…

Valentino Rossi: “The aim (of the new fairing) was to reduce wheelieing, important for the Austrian race, but I haven’t noted any big changes, it’s all more or less like before. We won’t homologate this for the next race, so that we don’t waste the only chance we have this season to introduce new aerodynamics.”

2018 Brno post race test, Valentino Rossi testing a very different “catfish” front fairing on his 2018 Yamaha YZR-M1.

Celebrate it like a Rossi!

Celebrate it like a Rossi!

2016 Jerez, Valentino Rossi, Yamaha M1, winning the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix

God damn it, dear Yamaha, dig in the back of your garage and give Valentino back his 2016 Jerez winning machine. The last two chassis you made (2017, 2018) seem nothing but a horrible waste of time.

Ayrton Senna Sempre

Ayrton Senna Sempre

24th anniversary

The Day the Formula 1 Died

The Day the Formula 1 Died

On 1 May 1994, 34-year-old racing champion Ayrton Senna was leading in the San Marino Grand Prix when his Williams car flew off the track at the Tamburello curve and hit a concrete wall at around 218km/h. The accident was caused by a steering-column failure and cost Senna his life.

24th anniversary today, Ayrton Senna Sempre

The Day the Formula 1 Died

The Day the Formula 1 Died

On 1 May 1994, 34-year-old racing champion Ayrton Senna was leading in the San Marino Grand Prix when his Williams car flew off the track at the Tamburello curve and hit a concrete wall at around 218km/h. The accident was caused by a steering-column failure and cost Senna his life.

24th anniversary today, Ayrton Senna Sempre

Roland Ratzenberger 4 July 1960 – 30 April 199…

Roland Ratzenberger 4 July 1960 – 30 April 1994, Austrian racing driver who raced in sports prototype, British Formula 3000, Japanese Formula 3000 and Formula One.

Hero remembered, 24th anniversary.

Roland Ratzenberger 4 July 1960 – 30 April 199…

Roland Ratzenberger 4 July 1960 – 30 April 1994, Austrian racing driver who raced in sports prototype, British Formula 3000, Japanese Formula 3000 and Formula One.

Hero remembered, 24th anniversary.

Daijiro Kato (July 4, 1976 – April 20, 2003), …

Daijiro Kato (July 4, 1976 – April 20, 2003), 加藤大治郎

2001 250cc world champion, 2000 and 2002 Suzuka 8 Hours winner

“Dai-chan” forever!

Determination

Determination

Nicky Hayden, nicknamed “The Kentucky Kid”, 2006 Valencian Community Grand Prix, Honda RC211V 990cc four-stroke V5, 150kg motorcycle with a 250bhp power output

Finished 3rd and won the 2006 MotoGP World Championship. The RC211V was retired after this race when rules dictated a switch to 800cc for the next season.

1988, Ayrton Senna, Formula 1 McLaren MP4/4, 1…

1988, Ayrton Senna, Formula 1 McLaren MP4/4, 1.5-liter turbocharged RA168E V6 engine built by Honda

In its final year of development  the 1.5 litre Honda  RA168E V6 turbo engine was at times putting out in excess of 700bhp. The MP4/4 won all but one of the season’s 16 Grand Prix races and scored three times the number of points as seconds place Ferrari in the Constructors Championship. Its success was not diluted by rule changes for the 1988 season. These brought in a further reduction in fuel capacity to 150 litres and a mandatory 2.8-bar turbo boost limit.