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Ferrari Guinness World Record at Silverstone by Charles Davis Photos

Ferrari’s attempt to break Guinness World Record for largestFerrari parade is well-known by everyone. And they managed to achieve this by more than 1000 Ferraris in Silverstone. Unfortunately, I was busy at that day and missed the opportunity to see this amazing event.
However, my dear friend Charles Davis (Founder of Professional Photography) attended the event and took pictured the astonishing moments of the Ferrari parade. And he had opportunity to enter track and get very close to all these fabulous Ferraris. Actually, it is really hard to get access for the track and only very few people have this privilege.
I am not a photography expert but from my experiences I can say one thing, most of these shoots cannot be taken so easily. Especially the Formula 1 car’s burnout moment is really hard to picture. Even if you have the proper equipment, you need experience and talent to catch that moment.
You may find more of Charles work on his website and don’t forget to check his twitter.
Here some of the Ferraris from the photos; Ferrari 599FXX, Ferrari FFs, 599XX Evoluzione, Scuderia Ferrari F1 F2008, F458 Italia, F430.
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Charles Davis
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Interview with Ben Sayer (PR Manager of ProDrive)

Today I was in Ben Sayer, PR Manager of ProDrive. If you are a bit interested on world rally championship, I am sure you know ProDrive. They worked with Porsche, Subaru, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Mini. Their job is to develop cars for racing, especially for word rally championship.
For me it was a great experience to visit ProDrive and see their heritage cars. Since I was a kid, I always heard ProDrive on TV but did not have opportunity to visit their head office. Thanks to Ben, I have been to head office of the legendary ProDrive.
In interview; Ben and I talked about future world rally championship (RedBull will in WRC), how live coverage of French WRC stage will be, history of ProDrive and their engagement with manufacturers, of course social media.
It was great to hear that ProDrive appreciates the works of bloggers and doing their best for us to create our content.
It was a great interview and great experience to be in ProDrive. I am sure you will like the interview and have an opportunity to see how the head office ProDrive looks like :)

 

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Ferrari Formula 1 Steering Wheel

Ferrari’s Formula 1 steering wheel! Ferrari revealed one of the most secret part of the Formula 1, the steering wheel. Of course, it is not the first time Ferrari revealed the steering wheel but it is one of the biggest mystery of the Formula 1.

Just the steering wheel costs more than a family hatchback car and controls each minor control on the vehicle.  The steering wheel in the footage is from Fernando Alonso’s car, drivers may ask individual steer wheels for better comfort!

Some of the switches are; torque management, flap, maximum rpm, fuel mixture level, clutch sensivity, KERS system and others.

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Schumacher and Rosberg Built a Mercedes AMG Engine

Schumacher and Rosberg decided to build a Mercedes AMG engine. Building a Mercedes AMG engine is a real tough job and I am sure it is not that easy as it seen on TV. Hopefully, Mercedes recoded the moment of the engine built by Schumacher and Rosberg.
Schumacher and Rosberg built a V8 twin-turbo 5.5-lt, 557 PS AMG engine for Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake model. 
Schumacher and Rosberg are great Formula 1 pilots, I hope their engine will be as robust as them. Also, they can open their workshop after retirement :)

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Hugo Boss Green Golf Lessons Video

Hugo Boss fashion brand released six video on YouTube. There is nothing unusual with this! However, these videos are about how to play golf, lessons! There are six different videos made by Nick Watney and Martin Kaymer. The main reason for these videos, Hugo Boss has a brand for golf sport, Hugo Boss Green. In order to increase the awareness of the Hugo Boss Greenand lead people to buy it more, they created these golf tutorial videos. And here is the list of the lessons;
How to hit a basic Bunker Shot by Nick Watney
How to play Chip and Run by Martin Kaymer
Teeing by Nick Watney
How to put like Nick Watney by Nick Watney
How to hit a Lob Shot by Martin Kaymer
How to hit a Fade by Martin Kaymer
After these videos, I am expecting to see Formula 1 driving tutorials from Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. Most probably, you won’t be able to try the tutorials but at least, you will have some knowledge.

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Formula 2012 Spain: Williams Pit Fire

Formula 1 Spain grand prix ended up with a really bad incident. KERS system in Williams team car caught fire and in couple of seconds, it became massive. The whole Formula 1 team crews rush to fire to stop it. Hopefully, no one lost their life in this fire incident.
But, I was expecting Formula 1 organisation to have a better fire system. There should be fail safe systems to prevent this scenery.
I found some videos from YouTube from the incident.

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Susie Wolff (Stoddart) News

Yesterday, I noticed that people were searching about Susie like crazy. So, I did some research and I found out that, she will work as development driver for Williams Formula One team! A very big well done to you :)

And some gossip, she is married to Williams’s share holder, Toto Wolff! I am joking, if she doesn’t have the talent they won’t be hiring her.

Hope to see a woman F1 driver after decades :)

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Formula 1 is Back to America: Red Bull

This year Formula 1 is going back to US. Nearly for one-decade, Formula 1 did not appear in North of America and they wish to make an impressive return, also increase the awareness. I mentioned impressive because Red Bull’s footage to celebrate the Formula 1 is back in USA definitely highlights this. It has a really amazing story, all the details are very well connected with the American culture and reflects the exclusive character of Formula 1.
To understand what I mean, you need to watch the whole footage.


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Photos from Malaysian Formula 1 Race

Here are the results from the Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
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POS DRIVER TEAM GRID FASTEST LAP RACE TIME POINTS
1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 8 1:41.680 2:44:51.812 25
2 Sergio Perez Sauber 9 1:41.021 +00:02.263 18
3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1 1:41.539 +00:14.591 15
4 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 4 1:41.017 +00:17.688 12
5 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 10 1:40.722 +00:29.456 10
6 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 13 1:41.404 +00:37.667 8
7 Paul Di Resta Force India-Mercedes 14 1:41.819 +00:44.412 6
8 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 18 1:41.922 +00:46.985 4
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 16 1:42.173 +00:47.892 2
10 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 3 1:41.760 +00:49.996 1
11 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 5 1:41.342 +01:15.527
12 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 15 1:41.756 +01:16.828
13 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 7 1:41.863 +01:18.593
14 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2 1:42.100 +01:19.719
15 Felipe Massa Ferrari 12 1:42.051 +01:37.319
16 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 19 1:43.513 lapped
17 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 20 1:44.757 lapped
18 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 24 1:43.803 lapped
19 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 11 1:42.237 retired, 54 laps
20 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 21 1:44.813 lapped
21 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 23 1:45.909 lapped
22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 22 1:46.244 lapped
23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 17 1:44.202 retired, 46 laps
24 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 6 2:08.464 retired, 3 laps

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Safety Car Needs Some Safety :)

I just found a video on YouTube. 2010 Korean GP and Mercedes SLS AMG Safety Car couldn’t take the corner. You can see the very hard braking and smoke coming out from the tyres and the air brake was on full, but it was still too fast for the corner.