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Infiniti Project Black S Prototype Uses F1 Hybrid Tech

Infiniti Project Black S Prototype Uses F1 Hybrid Tech
Infiniti has unveiled its latest prototype, and it’s impressive. It’s called the Project Black S, and  was built with help from the Renault Sport F1 team. The tech used in the car is a hybrid system consisting of a pair of MGU-H (motor generator unit-heat) on each of its V6’s two turbos, and an MGU-K (motor generator unit- kinetic) that captures power from braking and shunts it to a battery.
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Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Paddock LEGO Kit Review: One Heavy Build

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Paddock LEGO Kit Review: One Heavy Build
When I was recently handed some life-changing health news, along with a phone call a few weeks later explaining my grandmother’s passing, I flat-out lost all hope, and everything in my life was suddenly put on hold.
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Red Bull F1 Car Takes to the Slopes

Red Bull F1 Car Takes to the Slopes
Red Bull recently put driver Max Verstappen behind the wheel of one of its F1 cars that was modified for a specific purpose. This car was fitted with spiked tires and snow chains so Max could drive it in the snow.
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The Evolution of F1 Steering Wheels

The Evolution of F1 Steering Wheels
The steering wheel. It’s the primary means of controlling of our cars, yet one of the most overlooked in terms of design. In general, the steering wheels in daily drivers have been largely the same for decades, with the only real changes being the addition of some buttons, and maybe heat.
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Mercedes-AMG Hypercar to Get a Real F1 Powertrain!

Mercedes-AMG Hypercar to Get a Real F1 Powertrain!
If you are the sort of F1 fan that watches the races and wish you could have one of those screaming engines in your car, you may soon get your chance. Apparently, Mercedes AMG is working on a hypercar along the lines of the Aston Martin and Red Bull racing AM-RB 001.
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Mazda Miata and F1 Mashup Results in Ultimate Track Day Car

Mazda Miata and F1 Mashup Results in Ultimate Track Day Car
Car artist YasidDESIGN has created an awesome rendering of a car that mashes up a ’70s style F1 are complete with Marlboro livery with a first generation Mazda Miata NA. The result is love at first sight and a car that I would love to take to the track.
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Aston Martin Red Bull AM-RB 001 Promises 1:1 Power Ratio

Aston Martin Red Bull AM-RB 001 Promises 1:1 Power Ratio
One look at the images of the Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing AM-RB 001 and you can see that it looks insane. It’s very much an F1 car mixed with just enough civility and bodywork to make it legal on the roads.
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Speed Versus More Speed as F1 Car Battles Superbike

Speed Versus More Speed as F1 Car Battles Superbike
Off the line, a superbike will pull away from an F1 car, but the motorcycle rider better enjoy it while it lasts. As this excerpt from UK TV show Speed with Guy Martin attests, an F1 car has the upper hand in a race against even the best superbike racer.
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McLaren MP4-X is Firefox on Wheels

McLaren MP4-X is Firefox on Wheels
Growing up, one of my favorite movies was the Clint Eastwood flick Firefox, with that jet that you could control with your mind. McLaren has a new racing car concept that is a little Firefox mixed with a bit of modern F1 DNA.
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Mercedes-AMG A45 World Champion Edition

Mercedes-AMG A45 World Champion Edition
Mercedes is celebrating the fact that it has already clinched the F1 manufacturer’s championship with the release of a limited edition A45 AMG. The car is called the A45 World Champion Edition, and it’s wrapped in green and black graphics reminiscent of the F1 livery used on the AMG Petronas F1 car.
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FIA Considering Closed Cockpits on F1 Cars

FIA Considering Closed Cockpits on F1 Cars
One sad truth about motorsports is that often safety precautions for drivers are only improved after a deadly crash occurs. Such is the case with the fatal accident of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson. Wilson succumbed to head injuries he suffered when debris hit his head during a race.
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Infiniti Offers Chance to “Test Drive” an F1 Car

Infiniti Offers Chance to “Test Drive” an F1 Car
I have driven an Indy car on the track. I have driven a NASCAR car on the track. I have driven various supercars on the track. They were all tremendous experiences, but I must say they would all feel anticlimactic compared to piloting a Formula 1 racer, which I have yet to do.
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Lotus Put Maldonado in a Mad Max F1 Car

Lotus Put Maldonado in a Mad Max F1 Car
Pastor “Crashtor” Maldonado is best known for being a Lotus F1 driver who often drives his car into things. It’s usually other peoples’ cars, but sometimes he crashes all by himself. Is putting him in the seat of a car that is designed for Mad Max‘s post-apocalyptic vehicular combat a terrifying move, a brilliant one, or both?
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Short Film: This is Formula 1

Short Film: This is Formula 1
I really enjoyed the film Rush. Not only do I think it was Ron Howard’s best movie yet, but it was an amazing look at the death-defying world of Formula 1 race drivers. If you love F1 racing, and are in the mood for more, check out this great tribute film from automotive enthusiast Woodsy.
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Own Senna’s Rookie F1 Car If You Have $2 Million Handy

Own Senna’s Rookie F1 Car If You Have $2 Million Handy
Recently, one of the late legendary driver Ayrton Senna’s karts went on sale for in the neighborhood of $30,000. You’ll have to dig up a little more scratch for the latest piece of Senna memorabilia to hit the market: the Toleman-Hart F1 TG184-2 Formula 1 race car the Brazilian wonder drove in his rookie year, 1984.
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