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.
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
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.
Making 280mph Capable Carbon Fiber Wheels - /INSIDE KOENIGSEGG
One of the most disputed topics in the industry: Is it possible to make
high performance carbon fiber wheels? Christian von Koenigsegg explains
that it's not only possible, but his company has been doing it for a few
years now. Take a look at how:
/DRIVE CENTRAL - 19 MARCH 2012
This week on DRIVE, Matt Farah tempts fate in a 700-hp Lotus Exige, Alex
Roy samples some California dream roads, Chris Harris braves a Switzerland
winter in a Morgan Roadster, and Leo Parente reports on the action from
this past weekend's Sebring 12 Hour race.
12 Hours of Sebring Race 1966
The 1966 12 Hours of Sebring was an endurance race held at the 5.2 mile
(8.3 km) Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida, United States on
March 26, 1966. It was the sixteenth running of the endurance classic and
the second round of the 1966 World Sportscar Championship season. The race
proved to be a disastrous event; one of the darkest in American motorsports
Ford had just come off a 1-2-3 triumph at the first 24 Hours of Daytona in
February, with 2 of their 7-liter engined GT40 Mk.II's being run by Carroll
Shelby. They had effectively trounced Ferrari and Porsche, and were looking
to do the same thing at Sebring in March.
Ford's assault on Sebring (which has always been a good preparation run for
Le Mans) was unprecedented. There were 11 GT40 Mk.I's, Mk.II's and a
special X-1 Roadster (which was a heavily modified GT40 Mk.I with an
aluminum chassis, a Mk.II nose, no roof and a 7-liter 427 engine, the same
motor in a Mk.II) at Sebring- these cars were entered by at least 5
different teams- all of whom had direct factory support. The two main works
teams, however, were Shelby-American, a team with direct connections to
Ford and seasoned with lots of road-racing experience; and the Holman &
Moody team, which was known for its successes in NASCAR. There were also 2
works Ferrari's (originally there were supposed to be 5) and 2 Chaparral
2D's. American Dan Gurney qualified his Shelby-entered Mk.II on pole
position with a lap record of 2:54.6, followed by the new Ferrari 330P3 of
Bob Bondurant and Mike Parkes, then a Mk.I of Britons Graham Hill and
Jackie Stewart, then another Mk.II of Americans Mark Donohue and Walt
Hansgen, then the X-1 of Briton Ken Miles and American Lloyd Ruby and then
a Chaparral 2D of Americans Jim Hall and Hap Sharp.
Ford would dominate yet again. Gurney and Grant were leading- and on the
last lap, while Gurney was driving, the car's engine failed. People at the
pits were expecting Gurney to take victory- but Ken Miles crossed the
finish line first in the GT40 X-1. Gurney was pushing his GT40 Mk.II on the
course, and he made it to the finish line. Although pushinlg a car during
the race was illegal- and the car was disqualified, and the Holman/Moody
entered GT40 Mk.II was awarded 2nd place. 3rd was an Essex Wire entered
GT40 Mk.I of Skip Scott and Peter Revson, and then a works Porsche finished
Text from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_12_Hours_of_Sebring
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2012 12 Hours of Sebring Epic Final Laps HD
Fantastic final laps of the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring. What a crazy finish!
P1 --- #2 Audi R18 WEC ------
#3 Audi R18 WEC -------
#16 Pescarolo WEC
P2 --- #44 HPD ARX-03b -------
#055 HPD ARX-03b ALMS --------
PC ALMS --- #06 Oreca FLM09 -------
#52 Oreca FLM09 ----------
#05 Oreca FLM09
GT --- #56 BMW E92 M3 ALMS -----------
#03 Corvette C6 ZR1 ALMS ---------
#71 Ferrari 458 WEC
GTE AM WEC --- #88 Porsche 911 RSR ----------
#70 Corvette C6 ZR1 ----------
#50 Corvette C6 ZR1
GTC ALMS --- #023 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ---------
#022 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup -----------
#34 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
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.
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.
2012 McLaren MP4-12C: Engineering Gone Wild - Ignition Episode 8
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago explores the art and science of
supercars with the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C. Find out what happens when you
give a team of dedicated engineers the time and resources to dream big.
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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.
1970 Sebring 12 hours
This film captures the excitement of the 1970 12-hour endurance race at
Sebring. A film shot during the golden age of racing. It features notorious
race drivers like Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Jacky Ickx, Pedro Rodriguez,
celebrity driver/actor Steve McQueen and mythical cars like the Ferrari
512S and Porsche 917. There is non-stop racing action as Ferrari driver
Mario Andretti barely escapes with the lead over Steve McQueen, driving
with a cast on his broken foot. Produced by Triangle Productions in
association with the Automobile Racing Club of Florida.
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 -
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