Saturday, September 14, 2013

Videos to get your motor running

We’ve trawled the web and tracked down the stories causing a stir in the Motorsport world this week.

Formula E debuts fully-electric car
The 65th Frankfurt Motor Show saw the unveiling of the sleek and stylish Spark-Renault SRT 01E. The fully-electric car will be used by all teams competing in next year’s first ever Formula E championship. Race organisers are hopeful that the impressive speed and performance of the Renault SRT 01E will encourage consumers to purchase electric cars for everyday use. “At the moment people don't think of electric cars as fun, as cool, as interesting,” says Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag. “When they see Formula E cars racing with drivers that are cool guys they will think that an electric car is something interesting and fun.”
Ron Howard’s Rush parks in cinemas
The most anticipated Formula One film of all-time is rolling into cinemas worldwide as the curtain comes up on Ron Howard’s Rush. Here’s the film’s Oscar winning director explaining the significance of the story and why Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl were cast to act out the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
McLaren Tooned 50
To help celebrate their half-century McLaren have made their own James Hunt movie as part of the Tooned series. The name’s Hunt, James Hunt as the world champion struggles to keep his eyes on the road amid so many off track distractions.
GEOX Scream Challenge with Infiniti Red Bull Racing
Just what would you be prepared to do for a new pair of designer shoes from stylish Italian brand GEOX? We found out when ten lucky competition winners took a ride with the Infiniti Red Bull Racing pair of Sebastian Vettel and Sebastien Buemi. The rules of the challenge were simple – buckle up and let one of the Sebs drive you around a lap of a racetrack, every time you let out a scream you lose a pair of shoes.