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.
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.
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/
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.
2012 BMW M5 vs Nissan GT-R: Driven & Drifted - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris reviews the new 2012 BMW M5 and Nissan GT-R, in the rain. Do
these two cars belong together? Probably not - but it's perfect for YouTube
search results, and thats why we're doing it. Watch as Chris reviews the
two cars on the street and on the track.
Read Chris's PistonHeads article here:
2012 F1: What's Learned From 1st 2 Races - /SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente looks at the 1st 2 F1 races, but fears we really haven't
learned much. The 1st race is never an ultimate indicator. The Malaysia
rain proved deceptive to all - Except Alonso and Perez. Still, we rip
through the list of teams to hint at what may have to happen next if anyone
wants to win the 2012 World Championship. Plus, our new friends Dr.
Ullrich and Mr. Baretsky from Audi are back with relevant quotes. Vettel,
too [Don't tell Allan McNish, Leo's been seeing another racer].
Sebatian Vettel Interview -
Audi Sport Interviews -
Strassenversion Automotive Apparel -
Audi R18 e-tron quattro, NASCAR Fire Tweets, Morgan LMP - /SHAKEDOWN
Audi reveals their new Le Mans contender, the R18 e-tron quattro - using
the same flywheel system as the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid. Leo Parente hosts
ShakeDown with news of new Morgan, Lola, Oreca, Aston Martin, Radical, Ford
V6 Le Mans racecars, and more. Like the Italian SuperStars series and new
'sponsorship' from Jaguar.
Allan McNish ShakeDown Interview
Audi R18 Launch
Sebring 12 Entry List - ALMS + WEC
SuperStars Touring Cars Series