Archive for the ‘Motorsports’ Category

1976 German GP: Art imitates life

Here’s a series of side-by-side animated GIFs comparing actual footage from Niki Lauda’s crash in the 1976 German GP with footage from Ron Howard’s movie Rush. As you can see the Hollywood recreation is eerily accurate. The crash sequence from the movie can be seen after the break along with two more comparison sequences. [Source: […]

VIDEO: VLN6 highlights from Rent4Ring

Dale Lomas, wearing his Rent4Ring hat, brought our attention to these highlights from the VLN race last month. And the Nürburgring is alive this weekend with the seventh VLN race out of 10 this year. To see what you’re missing out on take the jump and strap yourself in for a hairy ride! For a […]

Some love for the Grand Prix circuit

As a rule the Nürburgring grand prix track is often criticised for lacking the soul and charms of its longer Nordschleife sibling. Indeed, when asked about the GP circuit Sabine Schmitz told us, “I hate it!” We understand a modern grand prix circuit can never hope to match challenges posed by the 20.8km Green Hell. […]

Bernie Ecclestone prepared to help Nürburgring

Amidst the general tales of woe and bankruptcy the chances of seeing the German Grand Prix return to the Nürburgring in 2013 have been given a boost thanks to an offer of assistance from Bernie Ecclestone. Eccelstone has agreed to waive the usual race sanction fee to ensure the Nürburgring is on the 2013 F1 […]

VIDEO: Porsche Carrera Cup battle

Here, from a worm’s eye view, is an awesome battle for position during a Porsche Carrera Cup event held over the 24 hour race weekend. The video takes us on a white knuckle ride for a full lap of the Nordschleife. We know you’re gonna like this one, so sit back and enjoy the ride.

Nürburgring seeking new 10 year F1 contract

Management at the Nürburgring hopes to sign a new contract to extend their rights to host Formula One races. Currently the German Grand Prix alternates between the Nürburgring and Hockenheim, where the race will be held this year. A 10 year deal is on the table, which would mean at least five more races would […]

Onboard with Nick Heidfeld in McLaren GT3

There’s now less than two weeks to go until the 2012 Nürburgring 24 hour race. And we reckon this video is just the thing to help get you right in the mood for a day at the Green Hell. Nick Heidfeld is at the wheel of the Gemballa Racing McLaren MP4-12C GT3. The footage was […]

Onboard with the Audi R8 LMS at Bathurst

Following their successful defence at the Bathurst 12 Hour race on the weekend, Audi Australia has teamed up with Team Phoenix Racing to bring us this in-car footage from Saturday morning qualifying. Christopher Mies is at the wheel. The first lap is a slow warm-up, thankfully, as Mies gets a close look at a couple […]

2012 Bathurst 12 Hour race

The Bathurst 12 Hour race is the closest thing we have to the Nürburgring 24 hour here in Australia. So much so that Black Falcon and Phoenix Racing are currently down under enjoying our inclement weather. Dominik Farnbacher and Allan Simonsen are also here racing a Ferrari 458 GT3. Indeed, during the opening stages of […]

An inside look at the Porsche Carrera World Cup

In 2011 the largest Porsche 911 race ever held took place as support to the Nürburgring 24 hour race. Craig Baird, a Kiwi we like to call Australian, was invited along as drivers from around the globe arrived in Nürburg to compete. Now the official Porsche YouTube channel takes us behind the scenes speaking to […]

On-board with a BMW Alpina B6 GT3 in VLN race

Strap yourself in for some awesome on-board camera footage filmed at the final VLN race for 2011. The video is from the #33 BMW Alpina B6 GT3 and provides a great insight into the start of a big race at the Ring. After the break you can see the full opening lap, the sights and […]