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.
24 Hours of Spa - /TRACKSIDE
We bring you with us to enjoy the sights and sounds of the 24 Hours of Spa,
one of the most legendary endurance races in the world. We kept the cameras
speeding all through the night to bring you this footage so sit back and
enjoy this extra long presentation of TRACKSIDE.
/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.
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.
Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama on/DRIVE
Audi Sport's Ulrich Baretzky Interview - DRIVE UNCUT
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/
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 -
Race: BMW 650i vs Boston Whaler
What is the fastest way to travel in South Carolina: By car or by boat?
Matt Farah finds out by racing the new BMW 650i convertible against Zack in
a Boston Whaler. First one to Hilton Head Island wins.
650 HP BBi Autosport Porsche 997 Turbo S - /TUNED
TUNED visits BBi Autosport in Huntington Beach, CA to drive their new
Porsche 997 turbo S. This unbelievable
machine balances big power with low weight and suspension and brake
upgrades to match. TUNED runs a quarter mile on a runway before heading
into the canyons to see if BBi has really built a no-compromises ultimate
street car for the track.
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.
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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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.
2012 American Le Mans Monterey at Laguna Seca - /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. Join us at
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the 2012 American Le Mans Monterey race on