The cause of Sebastian Vettel’s tyre failure during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix remains unknown after Pirelli ruled out a structural damage.
Well, we learned that if the cards drop favorably, Mark Webber (Red Bull) can produce the goods. A very popular win by the (dare I say it) aging Aussie. Forget about his team mate’s finger (certainly dislocated I am sure), that was a race that Webber was going to win. The win, fastest lap, and a great way to finish the 2011 season.
Read some interesting figures on fuel consumption, so if you believe all the scaremongering that the world is about to stop spinning when we run out of crude oil, then you’d better not buy a Bugatti Veyron.
Last week I asked what performance sports car ceased production because the new owner did not like the old engine manufacturer? This was the Sunbeam Tiger which was sold with a Ford V8 up front.
As medical knowledge continues to grow, we have found that for many conditions there are familial, or hereditary, factors as to whether you are going to have the same problems. Pity those who are orphans - they never get the ‘advance warning’ that children with both sets of parents get.
Be prepared for a late night this Sunday, as the Brazilian GP starts at 11 p.m. Thai time.
This is the last Grand Prix in a championship which has been anything but closely fought, and Sebastian Vettel in his Red Bull has deserved his second World Championship, and the Red Bull team has also profited from his brilliance with another manufacturer’s championship.
The new Nissan GT-R for 2012 is even more of a rocket ship than the 2011 model. Try this for acceleration figures: Zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. The 2011 model was feted for its performance with its 0-100 km/h in 3.0 seconds. What will the international pundits say now?
Peter Horbury, previously the vice-president of design for Volvo has moved to China with parent company Zhejiang Geely Automobile Holdings, to lead the styling of the Chinese manufacturer’s rapidly expanding Geely range and becoming the senior vice-president of design for the Geely Group.
The FIA, that top-heavy guardian of F1 is reported as planning a high profile electric racing championship series beginning in 2013 to be called the FIA Formula E Championship. It is not known if the series will be run at the same venues as F1 but it can be expected to be held at a range of international venues and will logically serve as the first official championship for electric vehicles, although The Isle of Man TT has held races for electric motorcycles, called the TT Zero race category. These bikes are no slouches either, with the winner lapping the IOM just under 160 km/h.
Toyota should have resumed production in Thailand on November 21, one month after the severe flooding forced it to suspend operations.
Toyota has three plants in Thailand with the ones at Samut Prakan and Chachoengsao provinces unaffected directly by the flooding; however, production was halted on October 10 due to supply chain disruptions after flooding hit industrial estates in Thailand’s central provinces.