Category Archives: Motorsport

Transformula One: more than meets the wallet

Transformula One: more than meets the wallet
Okay, so we’ve all seen those “Evolution of Formula 1” videos before, where the cars cycle through the years in an impressive show of CGI skill. This one from Shell is particularly impressive, as is this delightfully elegant one. But this new one is particularly special. It aired before the Brazilian GP and the level of detail squeezed into it is utterly remarkable, as are the “Transformers” style animations. Maybe this could be an idea for F1? Cars that ...

Comedy crash of the week

Comedy crash of the week
While every crash in a race is potentially dangerous, few are as comically funny as this one from the final race of the Australian Formula Ford championship in Sydney. Surprising air and wildly flailing suspension are always amusing. Of course, the driver – Simon Hodge – was unhurt. Otherwise it wouldn’t be funny now, would it?

The Racers

This is brilliant. The wonderfully talented and passionate Antti Kalhola has just done another video that perfectly explains WHY F1 drivers race using just archival footage and perfectly judged quotes. It is compulsory viewing if you have forgotten why you love Formula One. Six minutes of pure awesome.

Lady Wigram Revival – by Terry Marshall

Lady Wigram Revival – by Terry Marshall
More fantastic Terry Marshall shots – this time from the Lady Wigram Revival meeting at Ruapuna. The legendary Kenny Smith took out the Lady Wigram Trophy for the fifth time and seems to be immortal. He isn’t getting slower, that’s for sure!