Monaco gran prix – AAI Monaco http://aaimonaco.org/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://aaimonaco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-23-150x150.png Monaco gran prix – AAI Monaco http://aaimonaco.org/ 32 32 Dakar is quickly becoming a test bed for future technologies such as sustainable fuels https://aaimonaco.org/dakar-is-quickly-becoming-a-test-bed-for-future-technologies-such-as-sustainable-fuels/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:15:00 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/dakar-is-quickly-becoming-a-test-bed-for-future-technologies-such-as-sustainable-fuels/ DAKAR is a lot of fun. Along with the Isle of Man TT, it’s probably the craziest motorsport race on the planet. To earn it you need skill, courage and a little luck, running for hours through sandstorms and herds of camels in the vast desert. 4 Prodrive’s buggy is powered by biofuel 4 Biotechnology […]]]>

DAKAR is a lot of fun. Along with the Isle of Man TT, it’s probably the craziest motorsport race on the planet.

To earn it you need skill, courage and a little luck, running for hours through sandstorms and herds of camels in the vast desert.

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Biotechnology can be used to refuel a Ford Fiesta

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Biotechnology can be used to refuel a Ford FiestaCredit: Ford

Then you start again the next day. And the next day. For 12 days.

But Dakar is becoming a test bed for future technologies as much as for the courage of a pilot.

A small company called Prodrive – you may have heard of it – uses a 3.5-liter V6 from a Ford GT supercar in its Hunter buggy.

It makes you thirsty, doesn’t it?

In fact, it’s the greenest car on the starting line as it runs on what’s called second-generation biofuel – the main ingredient being agricultural waste – which cuts CO2 emissions by 80% compared to to gasoline.

In addition, there is no loss of performance. Or range. And it’s not stupidly expensive.

I hope Boris and his pals read this because my main point is that you can put that fuel in a Ford Fiesta right now.

Rather than pushing families into expensive electric vehicles that aren’t for everyone, it seems short-sighted politicians haven’t explored this eco-fuel before telling us to buy a car with a plug.

Prodrive CTO David Lapworth said: “Take your average electric car, it takes about 70,000 miles before you offset the amount of CO2 produced to make it.

“And even then, it’s not as green as you might think because we still get electricity from coal-fired power plants. The fastest victory is sustainable fuels – and millions and millions of cars on our roads could use it right now. “

That’s not to say Lapworth is anti-EV. He is not. He just thinks the politicians of the world “get it all”.

He said, “If the world was run by engineers, scientists, mathematicians and so on, you’d say, ‘Okay, power plants first.’

PERFECTLY GOOD SOLUTION

“Because 75% of CO2 comes from power plants and it’s power plants that supply the energy to steel mills and factories, so we have to convert them first.

“Then we can continue with electric cars and LED lights, because they won’t produce masses of CO2 just to make them.

“There is nothing wrong with the world moving towards electric cars. They are a very good solution. They work very well. But it’s a huge trip. And they ignore the fact that there are other short-term solutions.

To put all this into perspective, Prodrive estimates that it will save 28 tonnes of CO2 per car by using sustainable fuels on the Dakar. It’s a lot.

And Prodrive uses three cars.

The fuel was co-developed with the British company Coryton Advanced Fuels.

Coryton boss Andrew Willson said: “Sustainable fuels could be used in any car that typically runs on gasoline or diesel.

“There is no need to modify the vehicles or the infrastructure surrounding the refueling.

“Given that we are in a climate emergency, why wouldn’t we make these changes more easily when transitioning to fully electric vehicles?

“We still emit millions of tonnes of CO2 from our existing cars every year. “

Over to you, Boris.

Dakar is my Everest

PRODRIVE boss David Richards is an awesome man.

He won trophies in WRC, F1, Le Mans, BTCC and his former F1 team became Mercedes.

Prodrive boss David Richards says Motorsport's Everest is Dakar

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Prodrive boss David Richards says Motorsport’s Everest is Dakar

But the only thing missing from DR’s incredible CV is Dakar.

This is his second attempt, with superstar pilot Sébastien Loeb at the helm of the magnificent Hunter T1.

DR said: “Everyone thinks the different auto races are very special. Some say it’s the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it’s the Indianapolis 500, it’s the Monaco Grand Prix.

“But if you asked me, ‘What is Motorsport Everest? What is the toughest, most demanding type of motorsport event in the world? “

“It’s the Dakar. Over 4000 km over some of the most difficult terrain in the world. It’s extraordinary.

“Building a reliable car and finding drivers and co-drivers to navigate it is just as difficult.

“So to win that, if we can win this year, it will be the ultimate feather in our cap. “

If you are an old rally fan like me you can see history repeating itself at Prodrive in Banbury.

A small private team taking on the big ones – and winning – then putting all that know-how into the cars of the customers.

DR said, “This is just the start. We have developed a customer car, the Hunter Hyper, which you can come and see in February. It is the ultimate all-terrain vehicle.

“If you wanted to cross the Sahara, this is the car you would use. If you want to cross Africa as quickly as possible, this is the car you would take.

“We develop another customer version of this Dakar car, which will be a slightly lower specification, and then we work on the next smaller car, the T3 car, which will be ready in 2024.

“For me, that’s where the World Rally Championship was 30 or 40 years ago. So I see this as a return to our roots.

It was good to see some old faces that had been at Prodrive since the Colin McRae / Subaru years.

  • Prodrive is currently second in the Dakar two days from the end.

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Key dates for the 2022 F1 test and season https://aaimonaco.org/key-dates-for-the-2022-f1-test-and-season/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 10:04:27 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/key-dates-for-the-2022-f1-test-and-season/ Formula 1 is expected to have a record 23 races this season. The 2022 campaign follows one of the most incredible title battles in F1 history, which ended in controversy at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December. It looks like this campaign is barely over, but the new season is already on the horizon. […]]]>

Formula 1 is expected to have a record 23 races this season.

The 2022 campaign follows one of the most incredible title battles in F1 history, which ended in controversy at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December.

It looks like this campaign is barely over, but the new season is already on the horizon.

Here’s all you need to know.

What’s up?

The F1 cars that line up for the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 20 will be very different from those that finished the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December. F1’s aerodynamic overhaul, postponed to 2022 due to the pandemic, goes into effect this year. F1 teams have been working on their 2022 cars in the background for a long time and some have focused on this project much earlier than others. F1 hopes its new cars will achieve two key goals:

  • The ability to follow another car more closely, creating more passing opportunities and improving wheel-to-wheel racing.

  • A much tighter competitive order, with multiple teams with a chance to win and score a podium every weekend.

You can read Laurence Edmondson’s full guide to the new regulations here.

When will we see these new cars for the first time?

No team has confirmed when they will launch their new car, although it can be assumed that most of them will do so in the week leading up to the opening day of the first test.

Some teams may choose to only post computer renderings of their car and reveal reality when it first comes out of the garage that morning.

Pre-season tests

First test – Barcelona, ​​Spain – February 23-25

Second trial– Sakhir, Bahrain – March 10-12

F1 has reserved six days of testing this year, spread over two different venues. The first three days will take place on the Circuit de Catalunya circuit in Barcelona, ​​host of the Spanish Grand Prix, and on the Sakhir international circuit in Bahrain. Bahrain will host the season opener a week after the end of the second test.

Tests often provide a rough picture of what the competitive order looks like. This year will be more crucial than ever, with reliability issues likely to be extremely costly given the limited time available for all teams to understand their new cars.

Will Hamilton be on the grid?

Lewis Hamilton has remained completely silent on social media and media since leaving the paddock hours after controversially losing the title to Max Verstappen in the final round of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Mercedes ultimately decided not to appeal the result of that race, with the FIA ​​promising a full review of how race director Michael Masi handled the restart of the race.

According to Sky Sports, the outcome of this review will influence Hamilton’s decision to continue, suggesting that he and Mercedes would at least like to see a change of race director. It remains to be seen whether an FIA investigation of an FIA employee will yield significant results.

All indications from ESPN are that Hamilton will continue this year. Hamilton is chasing a record eighth world championship which would move him away from a tie with Michael Schumacher on the all-time list.

What does this record season look like?

It will be the biggest season ever in F1. It will feature a second race in the United States, with May’s Miami Grand Prix joining the schedule for its first event. Miami has signed a 10-year contract to host F1 racing in the future.

The core of the calendar otherwise looks very similar to previous seasons, with the European races being the center of the program on either side of the August summer break.

The season will end at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 20, which is earlier than normal due to the lineup for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which begins the next day.

Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir – March 20

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah – March 27

Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne – April 10

Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna – Imola – April 24

Miami Grand Prix – Miami – May 8

Spanish Grand Prix – Barcelona – May 22

Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo – May 29

Azerbaijani Grand Prix – Baku – June 12

Canadian Grand Prix – Montreal – June 19

British Grand Prix – Silverstone – July 3

Austrian Grand Prix – Spielberg – July 10

French Grand Prix – Le Castellet – July 24

Hungarian Grand Prix – Budapest – July 31

Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps – August 28

Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort – September 4

Italian Grand Prix – Monza – September 11

Russian Grand Prix – Sochi – September 25

Singapore Grand Prix – Singapore – October 2

Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka – October 9

United States Grand Prix – Austin – October 23

Mexican Grand Prix – Mexico City – October 30

Brazilian Grand Prix – Sao Paulo – November 13

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Abu Dhabi – November 20

Do sprint races still exist?

Absolutely. After seeing three “test” races last year at Silverstone, Monza and Interlagos, F1 wants to increase sprint races from three to six in 2022.

The locations of these sprint qualifying races – where qualifying takes place on Friday, setting a grid for a shortened race on Saturday that defines the grid for Sunday’s grand prix – have yet to be revealed, although F1 is said to be considering Bahrain, Imola, Montreal, Austria, Zandvoort and Interlagos.

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McLaren wants to use a special livery on a limited basis: “I want to keep the identity” https://aaimonaco.org/mclaren-wants-to-use-a-special-livery-on-a-limited-basis-i-want-to-keep-the-identity/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 11:41:42 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/mclaren-wants-to-use-a-special-livery-on-a-limited-basis-i-want-to-keep-the-identity/ During the 2021 Formula 1 season, we have seen special liveries a few times. For example, Red bull racing drove in a white livery as a tribute to Honda and McLaren combined classic and modern at Monaco Grand Prix. Additionally, the Woking-based racing team also drove in a special livery in the last race of […]]]>

During the 2021 Formula 1 season, we have seen special liveries a few times. For example, Red bull racing drove in a white livery as a tribute to Honda and McLaren combined classic and modern at Monaco Grand Prix. Additionally, the Woking-based racing team also drove in a special livery in the last race of the season, but according to Mclaren CEO Zak Brown, the team is not going to make it a habit.

Brown is keen to use such special liveries on a limited basis, as he fears it could undermine the identity of the team. He has acknowledged that he is popular with fans, but special liveries are not expected to be used twice in a year all the time.

McLaren wants to use special liveries on a limited basis

“The reaction from the fans has been tremendous”, says Brown according to Crash.net. “I think on a very limited basis, like we did, that’s the right balance, I think. We want to keep our identity but make a special special livery, because if you do it all the time it loses. his particuliarity”, concludes the American.

The two special McLaren 2021 liveries are the result of a sponsorship deal, but according to Brown, that doesn’t always have to be the reason. He also sees it as an opportunity to send messages and draw attention to important issues.


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Lamborghini Huracán STO to join Real Racing 3 in Update 10.1 https://aaimonaco.org/lamborghini-huracan-sto-to-join-real-racing-3-in-update-10-1/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 11:56:07 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/lamborghini-huracan-sto-to-join-real-racing-3-in-update-10-1/ To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail The popular and authentic mobile racing game Real Racing 3 will continue to add to its list of cars and events in January 2022 with the update to version 10.1 – and the Lamborghini Huracán STO is the star. Released in 2020, the STO is the ultimate […]]]>




The popular and authentic mobile racing game Real Racing 3 will continue to add to its list of cars and events in January 2022 with the update to version 10.1 – and the Lamborghini Huracán STO is the star.

Released in 2020, the STO is the ultimate embodiment of the mid-engined supercar and is a farewell to the naturally aspirated V10 engine before the Italian automaker goes full hybridization.

Joining the Lamborghini, however, are two intriguing curiosities. The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC electric racing car concept also arrives in 10.1 with the Volkswagen XL Sport with a Ducati engine and 11,000 rpm.

Real Racing 3 2022 update 10.1 Round 5

When the new update arrives, Round 5 will also begin, which means a whole new set of events and challenges to complete, with the grand prize being the aforementioned VW. There will also be limited time events specifically for the new Nissan and Lamborghini.

Along with that, a slew of new special events, including the 2021 F1 season finale in play with five-day challenges in Monaco and the Red Bull Ring. For those not in the know, Real Racing 3 features the official Formula 1 Championship cars, drivers and teams from the real world.

Available for iOS and Android mobile devices, Update 10.1 will arrive on January 11, 2022. We also expect the BMW M4 GT3 to arrive for gaming this year. Let us know in the comments below which device you are playing Real Racing 3 on – we’d love to know!

Real Racing 3 update 10.1, January 2022, changelog

New cars

Lamborghini Huracán STO
Performance Rating: 65.1 -> 82.9
Cost: 700 gold

NISSAN Leaf Nismo RC
Performance Rating: 42.6 -> 60.2
Cost: 600 gold

Volkswagen XL Sport
Get this car for FREE by earning VP in Round 5
Performance Rating: 23.7 -> 45.2

Round 5 begins

This update marks the start of ROUND 5, bringing new cars, events and prizes to be won by collecting VP!

ROUND 5
Start date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Last day to start the races for this round (without owning the car in the race): Monday, February 21, 2022
Grand Prize: Volkswagen XL Sport

New special events

All Special Events will be available from their unlock date until the end of the round on Monday, February 21, 2022.

MONACO FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 2021
First chance to start: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Duration: 5 days
Rewards: A Formula 1 of the 2021 season® Car of your choice, Monaco Grand Prix ™ tuning configuration, $ 250,000 million, 50 gold, 7,800 VP
Maximum PR required (depending on the chosen car): 129.0 – 129.6

Maximum number of tuning steps for the Monaco Grand Prix tuning configuration:
Note: This is the maximum number of tuning steps for each statistic, not the number of tuning steps required to complete the special event.
Gearbox mapping: 3 steps
Optimizing the power unit: 9 steps
Brake calibration: 7 steps
Suspension adjustments: 9 steps

FORMULA 1 BWT GROẞER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH 2021
First chance to start: Friday, February 4, 2022
Duration: 5 days
Rewards: A Formula 1 of the 2021 season® Car of your choice, Austrian Grand Prix tuning configuration, $ 250,000m, 50 gold, 7,800 PV
Maximum PR required (depending on the chosen car): 129.7 – 130.2

Maximum number of tuning steps for the Austrian Grand Prix tuning configuration:
Note: This is the maximum number of tuning steps for each statistic, not the number of tuning steps required to complete the special event.
Gearbox mapping: 6 steps
Optimizing the power unit: 10 steps
Brake calibration: 7 steps
Suspension adjustments: 5 steps

Flashback Special Events

The following special event will also be part of round 5:

Motorcycle Festival 2
First chance to start: Saturday, January 22, 2022
Duration: 9 days
Rewards: Pagani Huayra BC, 110 Gold, R $ 200,000, 5,000 VP
Alternate Reward: 25 Gold, R $ 50,000, 5,000 VP

Please note that you will be able to play these special events even if you have already played them. However, milestone rewards that you have already earned will no longer be earned.

If you’ve already started, but haven’t completed any of these special events, you’ll need to start the event over from the beginning.

If you have already completed the event, you will earn the alternate reward, listed above.

New limited-time events

Lamborghini Huracán STO limited series
Rewards: Lamborghini Huracán STO, 75 Gold, R $ 250,000, 5,250 PV
Start date: Sunday, January 16, 2022
Duration: 5 days
Maximum PR required: 78.7

2021 Porsche 911 RSR TTC
Cars: Porsche 911 RSR (2021)
Rewards: Gold rewards for participating, 1,000 VP
Start date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
End date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Lancia LC2 Limited Series
Rewards: Lancia LC2, 50 Gold, R $ 150,000, 5,200 PV
Start date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Duration: 5 days
Maximum PR required: 99.7

NISSAN LEAF NISMO RC Limited Series
Rewards: NISSAN Leaf Nismo RC, 50 Gold, R $ 150,000, 5,250 PV
Start date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Duration: 5 days
Maximum PR required: 55.9

New set of bonuses

Shock clash
Cars: Renault DeZir Concept, NISSAN Leaf Nismo RC
Rewards: 66 Gold, 66,000 R $
Location: SEASON 1
Unlocked from: Owning any car from this series
Maximum PR required: 58.8

Hole in one
Cars: Volkswagen Golf GTI (2021), Volkswagen XL Sport
Rewards: 67 gold, 67,000 R $
Location: SEASON 1
Unlocked from: Owning any car from this series
Maximum PR required: 43.6

Oncoming storm
Cars: Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, Lamborghini Huracán STO
Rewards: 67 gold, 67,000 R $
Location: SEASON 1
Unlocked from: Owning any car from this series
Maximum PR required: 80.8

Exclusive series

Bugatti Bolide
Rewards: 150 gold, R $ 300,000

Bentley Continental GT Vitesse (2021)
Rewards: 75 gold, R $ 200,000

Porsche 911 Turbo S
Rewards: 75 gold, R $ 200,000

Various

  • Christmas vinyls disabled.
  • Added Dawn and Sunset versions for each of the Red Bull Ring variants
  • Events at the Monaco Circuit and the Red Bull Ring have been added to F1 2021® Series of exhibitions, 2021 F1® Champion Series and 2021 F1® Invitations

Weekly time trial schedule

Note that you will be able to earn 1,000 VP for each WTT you participate in.

Week 1 – Jan 11, 2022 to Jan 17, 2022
Pagani Huayra (loaned)
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
Ferrari F40 LM

Week 2 – Jan 18, 2022 to Jan 24, 2022
Lexus LFA (loan)
NISSAN 370Z (Z34) R3 Spec
Acura NSX (2017)

Week 3 – January 25, 2022 to January 31, 2022
Lotus 3-Eleven (loaned)
McLaren 720S Coupe
Lamborghini Huracán STO

Week 4 – February 01, 2022 to February 07, 2022
Ford GT (2005) (loan)
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Week 5 – February 08, 2022 to February 14, 2022
Mercedes-AMG A 45 (loan)
Renault DeZir Concept
NISSAN Leaf Nismo RC

Online multiplayer program

Week 1 – Jan 11, 2022 to Jan 17, 2022
Renault Clio Cup (loan)
Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy – R
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2021)

Week 2 – Jan 18, 2022 to Jan 24, 2022
NISSAN R390 GT1 (loaned)
Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM
Porsche 911 GT1-98

Week 3 – January 25, 2022 to January 31, 2022
Honda Civic Type-R (loan)
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
Honda Intégra Type-R

Week 4 – February 01, 2022 to February 07, 2022
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport (loan)
Bugatti Divo
McLaren Senna GTR

Week 5 – February 08, 2022 to February 14, 2022
BMW M8 GTE (loan)
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo (AF Corse)
Ford GT Le Mans (2019)
Aston Martin Vantage GTE (2018)
Porsche 911 RSR (2019)

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The legend of Bruce McLaren https://aaimonaco.org/the-legend-of-bruce-mclaren/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 19:43:53 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/the-legend-of-bruce-mclaren/ Tim marr I was watching the Formula 1 season 1 finale in Abu Dhabi with a group of racing fan friends – alumni, others kids who had recently been introduced to the sport by the doc series. Drive to survive—When one of the kids, a Lando Norris fan, made a casual comment as he watched […]]]>

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I was watching the Formula 1 season 1 finale in Abu Dhabi with a group of racing fan friends – alumni, others kids who had recently been introduced to the sport by the doc series. Drive to survive—When one of the kids, a Lando Norris fan, made a casual comment as he watched Norris run through the middle of the pack in his McLaren Mercedes.

“I wonder where the name McLaren came from,” said the ten-year-old.

The awkward silence of the half-dozen people in the room was broken by the sound of my jaw hitting the floor. It turned out that no one in the room knew the story of Bruce McLaren, a story so deeply human and so important to motorsport that I felt there was a need to share it immediately.

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Bruce McLaren’s contributions to racing in the 1960s helped make the sport what it is today. Because of Bruce, the name McLaren is still synonymous with shine more than 50 years after his tragic death.

Its story began in the most unlikely place: the Wilson Home for Crippled Children in Auckland, New Zealand. As a child, McLaren was diagnosed with Perthes disease, a rare disease affecting the development of hip bones. He spent two years strapped to something called a Bradshaw frame, basically a wheelchair wheeled bed. Young Bruce started running through the halls of this convalescent home against other kids on Bradshaw Frames. If you had a dream about a story about a neglected child who came out of nowhere to become a great racing driver, that would be a great start.

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He eventually walked out of the Wilson house with one leg much shorter than the other, for which he would still need corrective shoes. When he first started running he was limping heavily in his running shoes, one of his defining physical characteristics in the pit lane. The other was his extraordinarily warm and disarming smile.

McLaren’s dad owned a gas station and he helped Bruce get started in an Austin 7 Ulster. Then, in the late 1950s, F1 driver Jack Brabham, who was already making a name for himself in Europe, returned to New Zealand to run a few races and was offered accommodation in the McLaren house. In no time, Brabham had discovered young Bruce and brought him to Europe to race for Team Cooper.

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McLaren fought for the title from the start. At the 1959 British Grand Prix, the rookie matched Stirling Moss for the fastest lap of the race. On December 12, at the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, McLaren became the youngest Grand Prix winner at 22 years, 3 months and 12 days. He is still the sixth youngest, even in today’s era of greenhouse runners grown from infancy. He became a top-notch talent throughout the 1960s, with 100 Grand Prix starts and four F1 wins. McLaren also won the highly controversial 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, as seen in the film’s climax. Ford vs. Ferrari, in which he was played by Benjamin Rigby.

Yet none of this is what makes McLaren a legend. Some race car drivers are cutthroat competitors. It wasn’t McLaren. His talent was in developing cars and building winners.

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In 1964, at the age of 27, McLaren built his first sports car, the M1A. He turned out to be brutally quick in competition. McLaren also launched its first Formula 1 car, the M2B at the 1966 Monaco Grand Prix. But the big news was the Mclaren M1B’s debut in the first North American Can-Am series. The car was faster on the tracks than the F1 cars of that time. In their trademark papaya orange paint, McLarens would dominate Can-Am so much over the next five seasons that the series became known as the Bruce and Denny Show, as McLaren and fellow Kiwi driver Denny Hulme claimed a flag at checkerboard after the next one. During the 1969 season, McLaren cars won eleven Can-Am races, each on the calendar.

Lots of guys could go out and win races in the 1960s, but few could develop cars from scratch and then drive them to victory like Bruce McLaren could. He had all the necessary qualities: engineering talent, patience, dedication and natural talent.

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“A racing car chassis is like a piano,” he once said of the development process. “You can make something that looks good, with all the threads the right length, the right size, and close enough to the right settings. But until it’s sorted out, it won’t play as well.

Apart from all that, McLaren possessed a sort of leadership skill that made his team winners. He was so loved and respected, so courteous to those around him, and so devoid of ego that anyone who worked for him was determined to do their best.

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In 1970, McLaren published the autobiography Bruce McLaren: From the cockpit. Tragically, he wrote his own epitaph in this book. “Doing something well is so worth it that dying trying to do it better cannot be reckless,” he wrote. “It would be a waste of life to do nothing with his abilities, because I think life is measured in accomplishment, not just years.”

On June 2, 1970, McLaren was testing a Can-Am car at 220 mph at Goodwood. It was pounding right away when the engine exploded. The car basically split in two. With no way to control the car, McLaren lost control and hit a concrete barrier. Witnesses say the fireball was over 30 feet tall. McLaren was killed instantly.

He left behind a wife, a four-year-old girl, a whole community of runners, all broken with grief. To get a glimpse of the value and love he had in the sport, consider a passage from his New York Times obituary.

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“The death of Bruce McLaren last Tuesday weakens us all. This gentle, caring man was more than a racing driver, more than a car manufacturer. He was friends with everyone in the race – in the pits, the pits, the trade office, the motel lobby. Bruce didn’t go out of his way to make friends, he just attracted them. As a team captain, he worked as hard as his men… Still in the picture of the victory, that shy, incredulous smile, so unpleasant that even his rivals forgave Bruce for beating them. But as long as they had to be beaten, they might as well be beaten by the best.

Unlike all the driver-builders of the 1960s, men like John Surtees, Dan Gurney and Jack Brabham, the Mclaren racing team and the brand of cars Bruce founded still exist today. As motorsport author Xavier Chimits wrote: “This is Bruce McLaren’s greatest victory. McLaren cars have won the F1 World Championship, the Indy 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Yet, as much as his victories, the man himself and his warm smile should never be forgotten.


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Five reasons the Formula 1 world will miss Kimi Raikkonen https://aaimonaco.org/five-reasons-the-formula-1-world-will-miss-kimi-raikkonen/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 09:01:55 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/five-reasons-the-formula-1-world-will-miss-kimi-raikkonen/ For the first time in more than a decade, the Formula 1 grid will not include Kimi Raikkonen next season – and it will be a smaller place without him. Here’s exactly why the Iceman will be missed by us and the sport as a whole … His state of mind towards Formula 1 Truer […]]]>

For the first time in more than a decade, the Formula 1 grid will not include Kimi Raikkonen next season – and it will be a smaller place without him.

Here’s exactly why the Iceman will be missed by us and the sport as a whole …

His state of mind towards Formula 1

Throughout his tenure as an F1 driver, Kimi was interested in one thing and only one: driving fast cars.

At a time when off-track feuds in the paddock are starting to be discussed as much as what happens on the track, the Finn has never had the slightest desire to get involved in anything outside of the car.

Pilots and team leaders often play mind games to try and gain an advantage over those they are fighting against and while that can provide good entertainment, there is something refreshing about a man. who lets his conduct speak.

No doubt he had a desire to win just as big as anyone else, but he wanted to do it only by being the best driver on the track and having fun in the process.

The Ice Man attitude was perhaps best summed up in Netflix’s Drive to Survive. After a series of dramatic lines from pilots and team leaders on the pressures and challenges of sport, it caught his eye and he said bluntly: “It’s more of a hobby for me …”

His pure hatred of the media and public relations

Unfortunately for him, his job always involved more than just driving a car, and the reluctance and contempt that manifested itself whenever he had to take on media and public relations duties was nothing short of glorious.

Most of the drivers have received enormous media training, which leads to giving the same somewhat generic answers over and over again, but Kimi clearly could never be forced to undergo such training, which resulted in him giving talks. direct and straightforward answers or none at all if he was not a fan of the question.

Things got even funnier lately when he was forced to take part in events like F1’s official Grill the Grid YouTube series, the 42-year-old purposely asking the wrong question in the last episode of this episode. year so he can get out of there.

Make no mistake, we love the many drivers on the grid today who are very active on social media and enthusiastic in front of the cameras, but none will ever be as entertaining as Kimi.

His radio messages from the legendary team

Media and PR duties weren’t the only things that irritated Kimi, with members of his own team often doing it – and when they did, he made it clear.

This led to one of the biggest team radio messages in the history of the sport when, while leading the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2012, he told his race engineer to leave him alone. and got even more frustrated when the poor guy had the audacity to remind him to keep his tires warm behind the Safety Car.

Although this was his most famous team radio message, it was one of many brilliant ones, with another noteworthy message when he candidly yelled at his team to give him his wheel in Baku in 2017.

His posts were so iconic that we felt a real excitement every time we saw one about to air during a race, and that feeling will be sorely missed.

His incredible sense of humor

Most of the time, Kimi was absolutely hilarious without really wanting it, like the radio messages from his team or when he went straight to his yacht after retiring from the Monaco Grand Prix, but the 2007 world champion also had good sense of humor.

A fine example of this came ahead of the 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix when, when asked by Martin Brundle on live TV about Michael Schumacher missed Pelé, he responded with a mischievous smile: “I’m having fun.”

One of the few things he did that made us laugh more than that was when he got * slightly * drunk (completely hammered) at the FIA ​​end-of-season gala in 2018 and took absolute pissing off all night.

These were just a few of the many, many times during his Formula 1 career where it was clear that beneath his rather cold and emotionless exterior lay a true prankster.

His killer instinct

All of the above, along with the fact that he may have surpassed his best in recent seasons, has meant that he has been somewhat overlooked in recent times as to how great a contender he is in the field. right way.

This was particularly the case during his time at McLaren and his first with Ferrari. During this time, he faced figures like Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Lewis hamilton and was more than a match for all of them in every way.

He had an absolutely fast pace and an immense thirst to win. While it might have seemed like he didn’t care a lot, that wasn’t the case at all as he was ruthless and relentless in his quest to become a world champion, never giving an inch to his rivals on the right track or be buddies with them. this.

You just have to watch its wheel to wheel races. While he was generally fair and clean in this department, he never gave more room than needed to avoid a collision when attacking or defending, making him one of the of the best runners of the moment.

Such a killer instinct might have faded somewhat once he won the title in 2007, but there’s no doubt he was there – and boy, was he a killer.

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Spotted: F1 makes surprising appearance in latest Spider-Man movie https://aaimonaco.org/spotted-f1-makes-surprising-appearance-in-latest-spider-man-movie/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 06:16:00 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/spotted-f1-makes-surprising-appearance-in-latest-spider-man-movie/ It was pretty much a “blink and you miss it” moment. However, some eagle-eyed fans who watched the Spider-Man: No Way Home movie spotted a familiar logo. There was a scene in the Marvel blockbuster where a Stark Industries crate had the F1 logo on it. The big difference, however, was that it was the […]]]>

It was pretty much a “blink and you miss it” moment. However, some eagle-eyed fans who watched the Spider-Man: No Way Home movie spotted a familiar logo. There was a scene in the Marvel blockbuster where a Stark Industries crate had the F1 logo on it. The big difference, however, was that it was the old black, white and red F1 logo on the body.

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It was likely a callback to the 2010 movie Iron Man 2, where Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man was in Monaco. This film featured a scene where Tony Stark was at the historic Monaco Grand Prix. Obviously there were still a few boxes left from the Iron Man 2 set, so they were reused.

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Interestingly, the filmmakers were given permission to shoot in Monaco ahead of the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix. The decision came from Prince Albert of Monaco. Unfortunately, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone canceled decision. Ultimately, the crate played a very minor role in the Spider-Man movie, but it still gave F1 fans something to be happy about.

What’s next for F1 after the 2021 Formula 1 season?

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Moving on to more contemporary topics, the paddock will focus on 2022. This year’s campaign may have ended controversially, but there’s no point in crying over spilled milk. All Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton can do is put their heads down and focus on the new season.

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Of course, Red Bull and Max Verstappen will not rest on their laurels. They will be wary of a highly motivated Hamilton. In all fairness, a fiery Lewis Hamilton is dangerous and he will come back stronger than ever. It happened after the 2016 season, when Nico Rosberg beat him for the title, and the Briton will be eager to do it again.

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The 2022 cars are completely different machines, so it will be a race to see who can master them first. What are your predictions for the 2022 season?

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Jamie Carragher sent Lewis Hamilton flying in 5-a-side game in final s *** house move https://aaimonaco.org/jamie-carragher-sent-lewis-hamilton-flying-in-5-a-side-game-in-final-s-house-move/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 08:03:14 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/jamie-carragher-sent-lewis-hamilton-flying-in-5-a-side-game-in-final-s-house-move/ Lewis Hamilton had the chance to fulfill his dream of playing football with some of the club’s legends in a 5-a-side game in 2015. Hamilton, an Arsenal fan, led the line in a squad made up of Robert Pires, Sol Campbell and Ray Parlor. The opposition was led by Thierry Henry and included legends such […]]]>

Lewis Hamilton had the chance to fulfill his dream of playing football with some of the club’s legends in a 5-a-side game in 2015.

Hamilton, an Arsenal fan, led the line in a squad made up of Robert Pires, Sol Campbell and Ray Parlor.

The opposition was led by Thierry Henry and included legends such as Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Paul Merson.

And although the match was a friendly match, Carragher certainly didn’t hold anything back from the contest.

At one point in the game, the Liverpool legend let Hamilton know he was there when he sent the F1 legend to the boards with a challenge.



Lewis Hamilton and Jamie Carragher faced off in the match

Presenter Natalie Pinkham jokingly asked Carragher about the full-time incident.

She said: “You’ve gotten pretty physical with Lewis there. You don’t mind knocking him out for the Monaco Grand Prix?”

To which Carragher replied: “No, no. He came here to play football. You have to play hard with us now, not the Monaco Grand Prix.

“He had his shin guards on so I think he knew what to expect. But he did very well. A good game to play. He’s strong enough! Even though I tried to leave one on him, I think I hurt myself a bit!

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Carragher pushed Hamilton to the boards in a challenge
Carragher pushed Hamilton to the boards in a challenge


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Hamilton’s side thought they had won the game late in the game when Parlor’s efforts gave them the 5-4 advantage, but Henry’s side tied the last to bring the score to 5-5 and send the match on penalties.

Henry’s side ultimately won it by sudden death after Carlo Cudicini saved Soccer star AM Tubes’ decisive penalty.

Hamilton finished third in the Monaco GP behind Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.

But the Mercedes star got his revenge when he was crowned world champion later that year with a 59-point margin over teammate Rosberg.


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Most popular luxury hypercars, supercars and SUVs launched in 2022 https://aaimonaco.org/most-popular-luxury-hypercars-supercars-and-suvs-launched-in-2022/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/most-popular-luxury-hypercars-supercars-and-suvs-launched-in-2022/ The automotive revolution will continue in 2022 as electric vehicles and autonomous technology change the face of luxury travel. Driving will never be the same again, as a plethora of prestige models help shut down the internal combustion engine for good. The next 12 months will see well-heeled buyers fuel a sales boom in premium […]]]>

The automotive revolution will continue in 2022 as electric vehicles and autonomous technology change the face of luxury travel. Driving will never be the same again, as a plethora of prestige models help shut down the internal combustion engine for good.

The next 12 months will see well-heeled buyers fuel a sales boom in premium electric vehicles, luxury SUVs and supercars. Only a global shortage of chips and a lack of public charging points will delay progress, although electric car chargers will also be mandatory for all new homes from next year.

Self-driving cars are still years away, but AI is already helping drivers, with automatic parking technology, lane assistance, and smart navigation. The new Mercedes EQS, worth £ 100,000, will feature the Drive Pilot, an ‘eyes off’ system that allows autonomous driving at up to 37 mph. The technology is expected to be legal in the UK by next spring.

Elsewhere in 2022, the most prestigious gatherings of the automotive calendar are back – which includes Private Salon Concours d’Elegance at Blenheim Palace (August 31); the Concours d’Elegance at Hampton Court (September 2); and both the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 23) and Goodwood Revival (September 16).

In motor racing, expect a sequel to the Hamilton v Verstappen showdown that has drawn F1 fans for much of 2021. Verstappen, the new world champion, will face his big rival Hamilton from March in the the most glamorous sport in the world. The most popular track tickets, as always, will be for the glitzy Monaco Grand Prix on May 29.

However, the real stars of 2022 on the road will be a new generation of luxury cars. Many will be equipped with advanced technology that we could not have dreamed of about 20 years ago, most will be at least partially powered by batteries. Here is our rundown of models worth the wait.

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The new Range Rover is expected to arrive by May – a £ 100,000-plus model that will eventually feature a fully electric transmission for the first time. Land Rover’s off-road limousine is the benchmark when it comes to luxury SUVs and it looks fantastic. The latest version is more elegant than before, with a hybrid model from launch and seven seats available for the first time.


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TECH TUESDAY: The key developments that allowed Mercedes to come from behind to win its 8th constructors’ title https://aaimonaco.org/tech-tuesday-the-key-developments-that-allowed-mercedes-to-come-from-behind-to-win-its-8th-constructors-title/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 17:17:26 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/tech-tuesday-the-key-developments-that-allowed-mercedes-to-come-from-behind-to-win-its-8th-constructors-title/ Mercedes faced its biggest hybrid-era challenge in 2021 from both a power-up Red Bull-Honda and a regulatory change that disproportionately impacted Merc’s low-lean aero philosophy. . In the first part of the season, Mercedes most often played second behind Red Bull, winning just three of the first nine races, with Red Bull winning the remaining […]]]>

Mercedes faced its biggest hybrid-era challenge in 2021 from both a power-up Red Bull-Honda and a regulatory change that disproportionately impacted Merc’s low-lean aero philosophy. .

In the first part of the season, Mercedes most often played second behind Red Bull, winning just three of the first nine races, with Red Bull winning the remaining six, including five successively from Monaco to Austria.

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The turning point came at Silverstone, in many ways other than the infamous Lewis Hamilton / Max Verstappen crash. The British Grand Prix also marked the technical Mercedes’ season pivot as well, as a powerful upgrade allowed them to maximize the benefits still inherent in the low-lean concept, but which regulatory changes had made difficult to access.

From Silverstone, Mercedes was in the ascendant and, in its purest form, really should have won more than six of the remaining 13 races. Qualifying told a more representative story, with Mercedes on pole for eight of Silverstone’s 13 races, Red Bull just four times.

So here is the Mercedes technical story of ’21 …

MERCEDES’S RESPONSE TO THE RULE CHANGE

In terms of basic design, the team’s response to the floor / diffuser / rear brake duct regulatory restrictions while maintaining the same chassis was:

  • A new rear suspension revised to create even more air volume around the exterior of the diffuser.

  • The introduction of the Z-floor edge which would come to be widely copied.

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The development token spending allowed between the 2020 car and the ’21 car was around the nose of the car, but was for a feature that was never used, the assumption being that it provided no benefit.

Significant improvements were also made to the power unit, although they were not related to any regulatory changes.

Mercedes struggled more than Red Bull with regulatory change

Rear suspension

In 2020 Mercedes found big aerodynamic gains by sweeping the rear suspension far back, mounting the front lower wishbone in the crash structure rather than the gearbox, as is conventional. It was a feature copied by Red Bull on their ’21 car. Mercedes took it a step further with its own 21 car, the W12.

The lower links of the triangle were no longer contiguous but separated. This allowed the rear linkage to be mounted even further back and slightly higher, less disrupting airflow through the body coke cylinder section. It helped to try to recover the rear downforce lost due to regulation.


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In yellow above are the lower control arms of the rear suspension, now separate and not restricting airflow through the profile of the coke bottle (blue arrow)

Z-floor

To compensate for the ban on 21 louvers and slits in the floors that had previously helped seal the sub-floor by inducing vortices on its outer edges, Mercedes proposed a Z-shaped cutout along part of the length of the sub-floor. floor. which gave up some floor space in exchange for triggering air to create the desired vortices.

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The yellow section shows the floor area surrendered when creating the Z-floor

This and the waveforms immediately in front of the Z worked together to trigger the air by spinning and turning under the edge of the ground. The Z-floor ended up being present on all cars, but it appeared first on the Mercedes.

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On the W12 it was not enough to fully recover what the slots had done, and for the first few races the Merc had a significant rear downforce deficit, at its most evident in the opening race in Bahrain, where the car just doesn’t have the rear cornering entry stability traditionally seen in this team’s cars.

The changes were thought to have hurt the Mercedes’ low-tilt concept more than rival high-tilt designs, especially since the diffuser and rear brake ducts – both of which had been limited in the length of their vanes. – were physically more distant. on a low-tilt car. On a steep slope car, the diffuser rises with the car on its suspension to get closer to the brake ducts.


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The W12 lacked the rear stability characteristic of Mercedes in Bahrain

The airflow link between the two components was a powerful tool to energize the airflow around the diffuser and therefore the downforce created by the sub-floor.

For the remaining races between Bahrain and Silverstone, the team made detail changes to the barge panels and diffuser edges to bypass the basic rear limitation and new configurations were developed around the lack to make the more maneuverable car.

Behind the scenes though, work was underway on the planned big upgrade, which would debut at Silverstone.

THE SILVERSTONE UPGRADE

Obviously, the Silverstone upgrade was less dramatic than its effect. There was a reworked barge board, reshaped floor edge, and re-bevelled deflectors around the entire lower area in front of the pontoons.

Their goal was to divert some of the airflow to the underbody around the lower flanks. Why would an aero team seek to reduce the mass of airflow to the underbody, when underbody downforce is about four times more effective in drag than rear wing downforce? Because it was all about getting the diffuser to stall more fully at high speed when the car collapsed on its rear suspension.

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All teams use the diffuser stall to some extent. As the speed of a car increases, the downforce acting on it increases by the square of the increase in speed. As the rear of the car is pushed down on its suspension by downforce, a point is reached where the angle of expansion of the diffuser is small enough that there is no longer enough difference. pressure between the air under the flat part of the floor and that under the diffuser to keep the diffuser operating.

It actually stalls, losing a lot of downforce to the car but also the associated drag. The speed at which it does this can be adjusted with the rear ride height and suspension settings.

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It can also be adjusted according to the amount of air mass injected into the soil. The stall point will be easier to reach the less the mass of airflow passes through the ground. Hence the Silverstone upgrade diverting some of the airflow from the ground.

With a rear suspension geometry that locks in a lower position once beyond a predefined load threshold and only unlocks once a different (lower) threshold is reached, the car can be brought in lose a lot of drag at high speeds but still have good downforce at the speeds required for cornering. This is what Mercedes had.


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Mercedes got Red Bull licked in straight-line speed after Silverstone

The suspension system had been in place for a long time, but the Silverstone upgrade made the diffuser stall more efficient. This allowed Mercedes to use larger fenders and more lean to create more downforce, knowing that the usual drag penalties for this would be overcome by the diffuser stall and associated suspension sink.

For the remainder of the season, Red Bull couldn’t approach Mercedes’ straight-line speeds, as their cornering advantage was significantly reduced. This was the essence of the different competitive image between the two cars before and after Silverstone, which was only improved between Mexico and Brazil, as Mercedes found a much better setup which allowed Hamilton to ‘get more out of the car.

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The trellis around the planks of the barge (above) has been modified, as has the shape of the edge of the floor, especially around its leading edge. The purpose of these combined changes was to reduce the mass of air to the floor and divert some of it around the exterior body. This would normally be counterintuitive to achieve more effective downforce, but was done to facilitate greater diffuser stall in straight lines.

Overall, these changes were enough to allow Mercedes to win an unprecedented eighth consecutive Manufacturers’ Crown – and at times it seemed unlikely.


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