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$2 Million McLaren F1 Catches Fire


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A $2 million dollar (1 of 100 made) silver McLaren F1 was ruined after it caught fire from the engine. The owner ‘Irv Kessler, 53 of Minnesota declined to discuss the incident.

“It hadn’t been driven in six months,” said John Lantz, Rincon Valley assistant fire chief. “They took it out yesterday and today and started having some kind of problem with it,” Lantz said he was told by Kessler.

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Schumacher Ferrari 430 Scuderia VIDEO


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Michael Schumacher first unveiled the Ferrari 430 Scuderia 2 years ago at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. Schumacher had a lot of input and track testing with the 430 Scuderia which was used to further develop and tweak the supercar.

Here is a great video of Michael Schumacher taking the 430 Scuderia around the Mugello race track in Italy.

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2009 Formula 1 Rule Changes Video

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In the first video, Sebastian Vettel explains the 2009 Formula 1 rule changes with the assistance of some pretty wicked awesome animations. The coolest new rule allows for regenerative braking system (called KERS – kinetic energy recovery systems) utilizing a battery to store the energy created when braking. This system will give each driver a 6.5 seconds boost of 82hp per lap! The second video is similar to the first but incorporates some of the F1 drivers (Lewis Hamilton) and their thoughts on the upcoming changes.

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2008 Honda F1 Racing Comes To An End

WoW!! This is clearly a sign of the tough economic times ahead when a leading global auto maker like Honda pulls out of Formula 1. They are not just looking to take a year OFF, they are DONE, they want out and are even going as far as looking for a buyer?

Honda’s president and CEO Takeo Fukui said, “We, Honda Motor Co. Ltd., have come to the conclusion that we will withdraw from all Formula One activities, making 2008 the last season of participation.

Honda, which spent more than £300m a year on F1, said it would also no longer supply the sport with engines.

We can all thank the glorious US of A and their sketchy Banking Institutions for their wonderful hand outs of exuberant mortgages which ultimately led to this disaster. Here is an awesome article outlining the global economic crisis how it all started: The End of Wall Streets Boom

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430 Scuderia Spider 16M Photos


Ferrari 430 Scuderia Photo Galleries HERE: Ferrari 430 Scuderia Photos




Ferrari has gone and done what many thought would never happen. They have decided to create 499 limited editions of their new 430 Scuderia Spider 16M exotic to celebrate their 16th Formula 1 Constructors Championship! The Scuderia Spider 16M will host all the same performance slamming numbers as the original 430 Scuderia such as the 510 hp 4.3L V8 meshed with the slickest 6-speed F1 inspired paddle shift gearbox in the world allowing it to perform 0-60 in 3.7 seconds.

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2009 Abu Dhabi F1 Track

With Montreal dropped From F1 2009 Calendar, for next years 2009 Formula 1 Race Schedule the FIA will introduce Abu Dhabi as the the season’s final race!

This new state of the art Formula 1 track will be designed by Hermann Tilke and will be located on YAS ISLAND and will be called “YAS MARINA CIRCUIT”.

Some of the highlights will be a pit lane that runs below ground as well as a piece of track that runs below a hotel.

The current plans have been criticized by commentators for lacking any elevation changes and failing to create ample opportunity for overtaking, although the impressively long back straight may be the location for some interesting skirmishes.

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Brand New F1 World Champion Coming Soon



The last race of the 2008 Formula 1 season is tomorrow Nov. 2, 2008

There are only 2 drivers still in the running for the the title of Formula 1 World Champion. In Sao Paulo, tomorrow afternoon, either McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, or Ferrari’s Felipe Massa is getting out of his racecar at the end of the Brazilian Grand Prix as a Brand New F1 World Champion.

Lewis Hamilton stormed into the scene in 2007. Hamilton put on one of the best performances ever as a rookie, winning races, out-driving his 2 time World Champion teammate Fernando Alonso, and scoring 109 points in his first season. He eventually ended up missing the Championship by just 1 point.

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Michael Schumacher Abu Dhabi Tower Unveiled

The Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower was recently unveiled at Cityscape Dubai by a fresh new Architecture firm called LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture). They integrated Formula 1 Technology in their design and drew further inspiration via collaboration with Michael Schumacher himself! It is set to break ground early 2009.

Developed for clients Vedera Capital|Marasi, completion is expected around June 2011.

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2009 Formula 1 Race Schedule


With the unfortunate and recent cancellation of the 2009 Montreal F1 Race, I am left sitting pondering which race I am going to have to attend in place of going to Montreal for our annual boys only F1 weekend extravaganza.

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