Twitter Facebook Google+ Flickr Tumblr Vimeo YouTube Pinterest Forrst github

Category “racing”

Coanda’s 2016 year of sim racing review

Here’s a look at Coanda Simsport’s last year. Hours of sim racing compiled into three and a half minutes, with victories in the iRacing 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the titles in the NEO Endurance Series, the World Championship GP Series, and the Blancpain GT Series.

Interview with Coanda Simsport on BadgerGP

“Last weekend, eleven time Grand Prix winner Rubens Barrichello logged in on his computer from Brazil to compete in a simulator version of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, sharing the car with other drivers across the internet. In Argentina, reigning WTCC champion José María López did so too — together with almost two thousand other drivers.”

This is my last article for BadgerGP (for now): an interview with some of the members of the Coanda Simsport team, who this year took the inaugural iRacing Blancpain GT Series Championship – our top team endurance eSport racing series, as well as the iRacing World Champion GP Series – our top road eSport racing series.

World champions in a parallel universe

2016 iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series video review

When I started blogging for Coanda Simsport, earlier this year, they where already one of the top simracing teams in the world, but yesterday, thanks to Martin Krönke, the world championship was clinched.

I’m immensely proud to be a part of this team. To celebrate, here’s 937 laps from 16 races compiled into a season review!

Interview with one of F1’s biggest fanclubs

Ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, I interviewed one of the biggest fanclubs in Formula One, ‘Max Verstappen Racecar driver latest news‘, for a story behind the scenes.

The story behind Max Verstappen’s biggest fanclub

Marcel Albers

My twelfth driver spotlight for BadgerGP, this time on the Dutch talent, Marcel Albers.

Driver Spotlight: Marcel Albers

The Belgian and the German

A quarter of a century ago, one driver’s mistake opened the door for the beginning of a legend. The story about Bertrand Gachot, Michael Schumacher, and the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, all told on BadgerGP:

The Belgian and the German

 

Last weekend as a Dutch F1 blogger!

Max Verstappen took the checkers at the Spanish Grand Prix!

Two articles for BadgerGP:
The TOP DOG for Spain is… (You know the answer)
Max Mania in the Netherlands
(This article got so many visits from Max Verstappen fans, it literally crashed the website)

F1’s Biggest What If’s

As with all sports, Formula One is full of ifs and buts. I compiled a collection, simply asking: ‘What if?’, and it already achieved nearly 5k views!

http://badgergp.com/f1s-biggest-ifs/

Gachot_1991_Hungary_01_PHC

Driver Spotlight: Tom Pryce

From what rises ambition? Or love? Why can’t some of us be content with the lives we’ve been given? Why do some yearn for so much more? Tom Pryce wanted to drive cars, fast, and couldn’t be stopped by the perils of the sport. He was on a seemingly impossible quest for greatness, yet by no fault of his own, he lost his life in the attempt.

Read my 11th driver spotlight on BadgerGP, here.

pryce-nurburgring

Going for gaps that exist

56 years ago today, Ayrton Senna was born. If you ever watched the 2010 documentary ‘Senna‘, you might realise how inspirational the man was.

One example. When Ayrton Senna collided with Alain Prost at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix in 1990, both retired from the race, ensuring Senna his second title in Formula 1.

Afterwards, three-time Formula 1 World Champion Jackie Stewart questioned Senna’s racing ethics, saying he was willing to take risks other drivers wouldn’t. Senna simply replied: “If you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver.”

That’s as true for racing drivers, as it is for anything you do. In life or work, many opportunities come by, equivalent to gaps in motor racing. Whilst it might be the fastest way to a stressful life, for me, going for gaps that exists is the only way.