2012 Sebring 12 Hr Race Stories - /SHAKEDOWN

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.

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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.





/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.





Le Mans 24 DeBrief - Audi Toyota DeltaWing Mazda - /SHAKEDOWN
Audi dominated the 2012 Le Mans 24, but only after Toyota got taken out and dnf'ed their 2nd car. So, was Toyota for real to you? DeltaWing was a Toyota victim, too. But, the DW Proof of Concept was proved out. Off the track, Mazda made news with their SkyActiv-D Diesel engine for 2013 P2. ACO / FIA went bigger with 2014 P1 rules opening up engine specs and maxing out Hybrid pow to up to 8 MegaJoules. Enough to maybe shock Peugeot back? ShakeDown, hosted by Leo Parente.   Links - http://www.lemans.org/wpphpFichiers/1/1/ressources/Pdf/2012/24-heures-du-ma ns/conference_de_presse/technical_regulation_2014.pdf 2014 ACO / FIA LMP1 rules https://www.audi-motorsport.info/v2/public/en/2012/press-release/single/id/ 6268 Audi LM24 Win Facts





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.




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