Formula-E, Electric Racing for the Future - /SHAKEDOWN
When IndyCar's Andretti Autosport announced itself as a team entry in the
new FIA Formula E Championship launching in 2014, it's time for Leo Parente
and ShakeDown to bring you up to speed on this global open-wheel racing
series that will run on full-electric power. 10 races, 10 teams, 2 drivers
per team, 4 cars - because rather than change tires or swap batteries, the
2 mandatory pitstops in each 1-hour race will see drivers swapping cars to
keep racing [the other car recharges between stops]. Then, there is the RC
car sound vs 'real engines'!
FIA Formula E Championship Official Web Site
DC SHOES: KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA FIVE: ULTIMATE URBAN PLAYGROUND; SAN FRANCISCO
DC and Ken Block present Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground; San
Shot on the actual streets of San Francisco, California, GYM5 features a
focus on fast, raw and precise driving action. Filmed over four days,
director Ben Conrad and his team are back to work on their second Gymkhana
production and delivered the entire city of San Francisco as Ken Block's
personal gymkhana playground. DC Shoes also provided fellow DC athlete and
longtime Ken Block friend, Travis Pastrana, to make a cameo appearance on
his dirtbike, and S.F. resident Jake Phelps of Thrasher Magazine fame also
makes a cameo as Block hoons S.F. in his most incredible Gymkhana yet.
For more information check us out at http://www.dcshoes.com/auto
Behind the scenes of building an electric car - The journey
Follow us on a journey of the successes and dissapointments that were
Team Swinburne Electric 2010, AKA tse_10, was the first year a group of
Swinburne engineering students endevoured to develop and build an Electric
Vehicle for the Formula SAE competition. The team hit trouble when they
blew up their motor controller, just over a week before the competition.
The team then borrowed another motor controller which also ended up
blowing. The team then borrowed ANOTHER motor controller, to which they had
some success, until the night before the competition, when it also blew up.
In total the team blew up 3x $4,000 controllers, 6 times (after repairs).
It is thought that the motor is faulty and is causing the issues.
Final Year Members:
Non Final Year Members:
Jacob Vu Tran
ATA and MEVIG
Warning: Although edited, this is behind the scenes footage and may contain
some course language and/or offensive behaviour.
Formula 1 comes to America! - Red Bull Racing takes first lap in Texas
Saddle up as the Red Bull Racing team and the F1 showcar gets chased by
cowboys on the ranch and goes off-road onto the under-construction Circuit
of the Americas track.
The F1 Circuit of the Americas takes place in Austin, Texas on November 18,
Hose off and drive over to http://RedBullRacing.com