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.
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.
How To Drive a Fast Lap of Sebring - /SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente, host of ShakeDown, shares track notes of how to drive the Sebring 12hr race course. With the help of racers he has known, an interview with 2012 winner - Allan McNish, and an in-car lap that Madison Snow drove in his Platinum Class Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama racecar, ShakeDown breaks down the 3.7 mile track, corner by corner. If you like, we can do more tracks as part of the ShakeDown University racer skills training series. Links- Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama on/DRIVE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqBGlxYBZXI Audi Sport's Ulrich Baretzky Interview - DRIVE UNCUT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TAhWdVU3M4 ShakeDown University courses - SDU / The '4 Fasts' - http://tinyurl.com/sd120310 SDU / Driving Skills - http://tinyurl.com/sd121010 SDU / Passing Skills - http://tinyurl.com/sd21111 SDU / The Racing Line - http://tinyurl.com/sd4811 SDU / Car Setup - http://tinyurl.com/sd81911 SDU / Sponsorships - http://tinyurl.com/sd12012 Starting w/ Karting - http://tinyurl.com/kartskills Seb Vettel Advice - http://tinyurl.com/sd61011 Allan McNish Advice - http://tinyurl.com/sd100711 Allan McNish Advice2 - http://tinyurl.com/sd31612 SIMRACEWAY blog - http://blog.simraceway.com/
/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.