Streamed live on Jun 27, 2013
The first of a special live double-header from the British Grand Prix at Silverstone from the Abu Dhabi/F1 Racing Fan Village near Becketts corner, where over 12,000 people are camping for the weekend. All the usual TRE guest stars will be on the panel, including Craig Scarborough (analysing the F1 tech developments since the Canadian GP), Rob Wilson (F1/GP2GP3 driver coach), Anthony Rowlinson (Editor, F1 Racing magazine) and Richard Cregan, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit and the former Toyota F1 Team Manager, and special guest Sam Bird, winner of the Monaco GP2 feature race this year and Third Driver for AMG MercedesF1. Together with Scarbs (and a Mercedes F1 steering wheel) Sam will be talking us through an F1 start procedure, right down to the smallest detail.
I’m very lucky to have been chosen as the Hilton HHonors Race Reporter for the Singapore GP. I’ll be helping out HHonors, the Vodafone McLaren Sponsor to report on the GP. I’ve already visited the McLaren Technology Centre and will post a report on that soon. Next I’ll be travelling to Singapore for a weekend of exclusive behind the scenes access into McLaren, the F1 Paddock and anything else that goes on at the night time GP.
So for the next week my blog will be focused on the trip and the insight I will gain over the course of the Singapore GP weekend. Although, I will continue reporting on the technical developments on the cars.
Every year High Power Media, who publish ‘Race Engine Technology’ (RET) Magazine, produce a number of magazine format Race Technology Reports. Covering F1, Moto-GP, Nascar, Drag racing and 24-hour racing.
Just out is the current F1 Race Technology issue, covering Technical subjects from 2011 and 2012.
I joined Peter windsor via phone to review the changes to the cars at the end of the second day of testing. My section commences at 49 minutes, although I suggest you enjoy watching the entire episode.
As Formula 1 runs its first in-season test in the Pirelli era, we are delighted to be joined live on-line by Paul Hembery, Director of Motorsport for Pirelli. No stranger to The Flying Lap – or to New Media – Paul is respected up and down the pit lane not only for his knowledge and managerial skill but also for his obvious passion for the sport. We’ll be talking to Paul about the season so far and about one of the key characteristics of the first four races – the relatively small “operating window” of the Pirelli compound combinations; and we’ll be looking at all the latest trends from the Mugello test, where most of the F1 teams and top drivers are running. We also spoke to Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg shortly before he left home for Day Three in Mugello. Nico reflects on his first four races with the team, the current standing of the VJM05-Mercedes and his prospects in the upcoming Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix. Our third guest, also joining us on-line, is Davide Valsecchi, the talented young Italian driver who has just made history by winning three GP2 races in a row.