Sebastien Loeb swaps his World Rally Car for a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car
5 times World Rally Champion, Sebastien Loeb, swaps his Citroen C4 World Rally car for a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car at Silverstone ahead of his first FIA test in Barcelona on Monday 17 November 2008 and Wales Rally GB on December 4th.
Sebastien Loeb tribute 2012ᴴᴰ
Sébastien Loeb (born 26 February 1974 in Haguenau, Alsace) is a French rally driver currently driving for the Citroën World Rally Team in the World Rally Championship (WRC). He has won the world championship a record eight times in a row, and also holds several other WRC records, including most points, wins and podium finishes.
Originally a gymnast, Loeb switched to rallying in 1995 and won the Junior World Rally Championship in 2001. Signed by the Citroën factory team for the 2002 season, he and co-driver Daniel Elena took their debut WRC win that same year at the Rallye Deutschland. After finishing runner-up to Petter Solberg by one point in 2003, Loeb took his first drivers' title in 2004. Continuing with Citroën, he went on to take a record eighth consecutive world title in 2011. Loeb is a tarmac expert, having won all but three WRC rallies on that surface since 2005.
Besides his success in rallying, Loeb is a three-time winner at the Race of Champions, after taking home the Henri Toivonen Memorial Trophy and the title "Champion of Champions" in 2003, 2005 and 2008. In 2004, he won the Nations' Cup for France with Jean Alesi. In 2006, he finished second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2009, Loeb was made knight of the Légion d'honneur.
colin mcrae v clarkson v f1 car at silverstone
who is fastest? colin mcrae in a 300 bhp 4wd group A ford focus or Johnny Herbert in a v10 800 bhp stewert f1 car,maybe its jeremy clarkson in a 170 bhp ford cougar! whatever the outcome its worth watching this to see colin drifting the focus around the silverstone circuit,and johnny herbert's attacking lap on cold tyres in the wet is also impressive.
Heikki Kovalainen in C4 WRC/Sébastien Loeb in Renault R26 F1
He dreamed about it and it is now reality: Sebastien Loeb has been invited by the ING RenaultF1Team to test the Renault R26, 3rd in the WCC in 2007 (renault not Seb;) ), December 5 on to the Paul Ricard circuit. The 4 time World Rally Champion will make its debut in Formula 1!
Heikki Kovalainen will do the opposite. The Finn will test the C4 WRC shortly. The Renault driver also performs one of his dreams by following in the footsteps of one of his favorite drivers: Markku Alen.
The initiative, proposed by the joint partner of Renault and Citroen, Total / Elf, is to be considered a miracle for marketing reasons. The "Losange, Diamond" brand is the direct competitor of the chevron brand. Both manufacturers have given their agreement and so it's a very good news for Sebastien Loeb and Heikki Kovalainen.
Travis Pastrana sets record for Mt. Washington hillclimb
The 149-year-old Mt. Washington Auto Road has seen the likes of horses and carriages, camels, people, bicycles and most famously, competition race cars. On September 8th, Traveling at an average speed of nearly 72mph in a Vermont SportsCar prepared, BFGoodrich Tires-shod 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car, four-time Rally America National Champion Travis Pastrana made sure the project name, Red Bull Speed Chasers, lived up to its name. He reached the summit faster than anyone else in history by clocking an officially timed run of 6 minutes 20.47 seconds, besting the previous record by more than twenty seconds.
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Donegal Rally 2007 Sebastien Loeb Vantage Point Video
Remastered version of this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zijzsMVQG4A plus more footage from Cork 20 and Rally Ireland 2007 and 2009
Sebastien Loeb on the 2007 Donegal International Rally in Ireland by Vantage Point Video