The 1st races of WEC - World Endurance Championship and ALMS - American Le Mans Series at the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring. Leo Parente walks the pits and the track, speaking to the head of the FIA, Jean Todt and the racers.
12 Hours of Sebring - /TRACKSIDE
What is it like to stand trackside at a major motorsports event? Well, now
you know with trackside. No story, no opinion, just raw energy and
excitement. This is what it's like to hear, feel, and see the best racing
cars in the world, from just over the other side of the wall.
Allan McNish Talks Racing Skills - /SHAKEDOWN
Don't let the 33 minute length scare you away. This is the real deal. Le
Mans winner Allan McNish sits down with Leo Parente to openly discuss Audi
racing, the 2012 R18 Ultra, R18 e-tron quattro, and the skills that define
the way he drives, races, and wins.
How to Beat Speed Traps and Drive Safely Part 1 - /LIVE AND LET DRIVE
Alex Roy and David Maher head to Monticello Motor Club to teach best
practices for driving on a road trip. Also, tips on how to use radar
detectors and laser jammers correctly. In this show, Alex demonstrates how
his Valentine One and Blinder Laser Jammers can be powerful tools if used
The 2012 Porsche Boxster S - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Porsche's new 981 Boxster is an all-new design. Bigger, but lighter than
before. We went to the launch event in the South of France to see how good
it was. And whether a man can now buy the girl's Porsche.
Airstrip Attack Runway Tuner Shootout - /TUNED
TUNED attends the Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack Runway Tuner Shootout at
Trona Airport in the California desert. Here, 80 tuner cars from Europe,
Japan, and America will battle it out in head-to-head half mile drag races
to find out which tuner is truly the acceleration king. Featured tuners
include BBi Autosport, AE Performance, Switzer, HG Motorsports, COBB
Tuning, Cunningham Motorsports, ESS Tuning, VF Engineering, and more.
The 950 HP Switzer E900 GTR - /TUNED
After last week's Runway Tuner Shootout, Matt couldn't resist taking the
winning car, the E85 powered Switzer E900 GTR out for a little drive. What
he finds is not just another GTR, because this is the fastest street car
he's ever driven.
The World's Fastest Lotus? - /TUNED
Frank Profera has spent six years making his Lotus go faster, stop shorter, and corner harder.
Though it only has to move around 2,150 lbs, Frank's Lotus makes 680 wheel
horsepower with a
twin-charged 1.8L engine; giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than
Mario Andretti's Formula One Lotus. It's an ongoing project that may never
be finished, because of Frank's never-ending obsession with speed. We had
to take it for a ride.
The 24hrs of Audi R18 e-tron quattro Sebring Test - /SHAKEDOWN
After winning the Sebring 12hrs, Audi stayed over to conduct tests of their
new 2012 R18 e-tron quattro and ultra Le Mans racecars. Leo Parente and
/DRIVE were invited to observe and talk with the team. Watch the e-tron in
action, listen to the thoughts of Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich [Head of Audi
Sport], Ulrich Baretsky [Head of Engine Development] and Allan McNish [one
of the 2012 Sebring winning Audi racers]. And more.
MulsannesCorner.com has a ton of R18 details. Enjoy.
Sebring 2012 ShakeDown Stories -
Sebring 2012 TrackSide -
#iRacing 120 minutes of Sebring 2012 full race cockpit movie
This is my 2012 iRacing.com 120 minutes of Sebring, movie of 2 hours of my
cockpit. This race is mixed class race with HPD ARX-01c LMP2, Chevrolet
Corvette C6.R GT1, and Ford GT GT2. This race started at 4pm GMT as
NA/SA/EU timezone race, split 7/14.
*I forgot FRAPS recordings :( (this was midnight 1am race for me so I raced
with headphone = my camera couldn't record sim sound)
so this movie has cockpit noise and sim sound from replay recording, no
spotter voices and no chatting voices. It is bit spoiled enjoyment, but
There are 38 cars in the field: 20 LMP2 cars, 10 GT1 cars and 8 GT2 cars. I
drive C6.R and started from P3 of GT1 class. There are some unexpected
accidents. I was hitted 3 times by other cars in first stint and I had
damages but pit crew could repaired the car while 5-6 minutes stop. I had
some mistakes in last stint ecause of out of concentration but I could
bring my car to checkered flag. There are lots of passing Ford GT and
passed by HPD. so It is not too bad. but sorry about long repairing pit
stop, you will feel tired.
Next world tour of iRacing is at Indianapolis on May.
-Logitech G25 steering wheel controller
-Logitech MOMO Force steering wheel on G25 (for more thick section size.
connected only 2 buttons and paddles)
-Z1SimWheel.com LCD Box w/Touch Panel mounted on G25 body
-GiddyUp FP1 Pedal system
-TCRJAPAN shift knob for G25 shifter (sequential mode)
-self made Ex-Switch box
-self made aluminum frame cockpit
-very cheap bucket seat
-ASRock 990FX Extreme4
-AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE, turbo off
-Zalman CNPS9900 MAX
-Radeon HD4890 + Radeon HD5450, PCIEx16+x16
-19" + 22" + 19" monitors
--1280x1024 + 1650x1050 + 1280x1024 for desktop
--1024x768 + 1440x900 + 1024x768 for SoftTH 1.09
-Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
-Creative HS-1000 USB headset.
iRacing graphics options are almost full.
render.ini [Graphics Options] ProceduralHeadlights=1
3 monitors width are about 120cm and distance from my eye is about 75cm and
set FOV about 80-90.
virtual mirror on for C6.R because I can't see mirrors on this FOV.
app.ini [Replay] spoolingEnabled=1 ... Don't forget this for the long
start from grid 23 (class 3rd).
L01 02:17.463 P30 C6R pole starter(P2 finisher) #13 push me out and down to
end of line, bit damaged and alignment error
L02 02:03.089 P24
L03 02:02.283 P22
L04 02:02.386 P19
L05 02:00.324 P19
L06 02:01.599 P20
L07 01:59.836 P19 C6R spun and hit me at last corner, but I decided no pit
L08 - -:- -.- P18 but car was broken, got orange ball flag, spun :(
L09 - -:- -.- P25 pitstop and fast repair done
L10 02:35.920 P27
L11 01:58.754 P26
L12 01:59.376 P26
L13 02:08.143 P25
L14 01:59.785 P24
L15 01:59.186 P24
L16 01:59.754 P23
L17 02:01.577 P23
L18 02:02.115 P23
L19 02:00.216 P22
L20 - -:- -.- P22 HPD hit my rear at last corner, spun and hit the wall, my
car was broken and got orange ball flag again and pit stop
L21 07:56.043 P29 6 minutes pitstop, crew could repair my car
L22 01:59.040 P29
L23 02:00.889 P28
L24 01:59.889 P28
L25 02:00.661 P27
L26 02:00.160 P27
L27 02:00.096 P27
L28 01:59.513 P26
L29 01:59.265 P26
L30 02:00.001 P26
L31 02:00.390 P25
L32 02:00.849 P23
L33 02:01.486 P23
L34 01:59.782 P23
L35 01:58.996 P23
L36 01:59.273 P22
L37 01:59.146 P21
L38 01:59.677 P19
L39 01:59.592 P19
L40 02:07.210 P19
L41 02:38.766 P19 scheduled pit stop, it was nice stint
L42 01:58.679 P19
L43 01:58.636 P19
L44 01:59.305 P18
L45 01:58.973 P17
L46 02:00.439 P17
L47 02:02.674 P17
L48 01:59.590 P17
L49 01:58.260 P17 fastest lap
L50 02:10.846 P17 out of concentration...
L51 01:59.146 P17
L52 02:17.134 P17 out of concentration...
L53 02:00.820 P17
L54 02:07.136 P17 out of concentration...
L55 02:00.302 P17
L56 02:00.784 P17 got checkered flag, finish race P6 of GT1
The Spa 24 - /DRIVE Special
A track that has changed configuration countless times over it's history. A
circuit that has taken lives, created legends, and has no shortage of
emotions for the brave men and women who race around it or spectate along
the fences. Though not as long as the famous Northern Loop of the
Nurburgring, the elevation and weather of Spa is what makes it world
famous. Join Leo Parente and the DRIVE crew for an adventure you won't
Honda Poised For a Comeback? -- /ROAD TESTAMENT
Years after Honda Motor Co. axed its enthusiast cars, the company appears
to be on the brink of a performance comeback. But will Honda follow up its
soon-to-be revived NSX sports car with affordable performance cars too?
With Mike Spinelli and JF Musial.
The STILLEN 500 HP Supercharged Nissan 370Z - /TUNED
TUNED Visits racing legend Steve Millen's STILLEN in Costa Mesa, CA to see
what happens when he gets his hands on the Nissan 370Z. Already a potent
machine, what happens when STILLEN upgrades pretty much everything?
Fortunately, it doesn't suck.