Author Archives: Andrew

Nissan to race the Batmobile at the next Le Mans?

Sports car racing has evolved by leaps and bounds in the last century. What started off as a bunch of insanely rich men taking their overpriced and over-engineered speed machines to the track and seeing who was the fastest, has … Continue reading

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Whacky weekend.

It was a weekend of some highs, some disappointments, some lows, and dab of completely outrageous. The highs: The ALMS had their final running of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, and it was, as always, an epic race. … Continue reading

Posted in American Le Mans Series, Australian Grand Prix, Bridgestone, Cheap Seat Chronicles, FIA World Endurance Championship, Formula 3, Japan, MotoGP, Petit Le Mans, Rebellion Racing, Road Atlanta | Leave a comment

You’re overanalyzing it. Really.

I’ve been seeing a lot in the press lately about how fans are booing Sebastian Vettel when he gets up onto the podium after winning a race. I’ve also been seeing a lot in the press about how this is … Continue reading

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In other news.

Well, at least Vettel didn’t get yet another Grand Chelem. But he does have five wins in a row now, and has the championship all but wrapped up. Boring. In other news, however, the Bathurst 1000 once again proved to be … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, 2012 6 Hours of Fuji, Audi, Bathurst 1000, Cheap Seat Chronicles, FIAWEC, Ford Performance Racing, Jamie Whincup, Mark Winterbottom, Mount Panorama Circuit, R18 etron quattro | Leave a comment

V8s on the Mount

Once again, the time approaches for the Bathurst 1000. V8 Supercars, Australia’s equivalent of NASCAR, both in popularity and noise, but different in that they make both left AND right turns, returns to Mount Panorama this weekend for a 1000km romp … Continue reading

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…and again.

I ended up being pretty close to the mark, as the final results were: VET, RAI, GRO. I learned a new phrase because of this race: Grand Chelem. This is the racing equivalent of a hat trick or grand slam. … Continue reading

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Vettel on top. …again.

Another Grand Prix. Another pole position for Sebastian Vettel. I mean, I get it: the guy is at the peak of his abilities, and he’s driving a car that has been engineered to within an inch of its life. But … Continue reading

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