Evidently, some big sports game is on tv today. I've heard that it has nothing to do with cars, so we don' really care. Here are some things
we you have missed this week:
Formula 1 testing began this past week and fans got some first looks and sounds of the newly designed cars. As we have covered before the 2014 F1 rules require drastic alterations from previous years. The biggest change is the introduction of V6 Turbo engines. Even F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone doesn't like it:
“Look at the last few days. I said it was going to be like this – a total farce,” he told today’s Daily Mail. “They [the FIAand the teams] insisted on these new engines. If they wanted to race like this they should go to Le Mans.
“They talk about saving fuel. They don’t need these new engines to achieve that. They should get smaller motorhomes. Then they wouldn’t need so many trucks going all round Europe. Mercedes are taking 23 trucks with them everywhere. If they really wanted to save fuel they should stop that.
“The whole thing with the new engines is totally absurd. People want noise – something special, that’s what F1 is all about – and now we have quiet engines and nobody on the track.”
For those new to F1 you might find it odd that the boss of the sport doesn't like its rules and your probably like, "just change it then." If only it were that easy.
For some information on the new engine technology, Renault F1 put together this video.
Early reports from preseason testing is that F1 constructors champion Red Bull had major problems. Evidently, problems big enough to garner heckling from spectators.
Some sounds of the new engines Jerez....I dont know, sounds like an angry Dyson vacuum.
Top Gear is back tonight on BBC if you live in the UK and on BBC America tomorrow night.
Epic Fail of the Week
At a cars and coffee event in Charlotte NC, one young asshat couldn't control his ponies.