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.

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Driver spotlight: Peter Collins

Ahead of the 1958 season, the team of Ferrari fielded three young and talented drivers, causing the Italian press to call them ‘La Squadra Primavera’ – The Spring Team. They were Luigi Musso from Italy, and Mike Hawtorn and Peter Collins from the United Kingdom. Yet, in less than 12 months, all three would have […]

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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 […]

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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!

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Interview with one of F1’s biggest fanclubs

The popularity of Max Verstappen has seen merchandise sales and viewing numbers spike, and loads of new Dutch Formula 1 fans coming into the sport. One of his biggest followers, Bas van Bodegraven, started the the ‘Max Verstappen Racecar driver latest news‘ fan club, before the Dutch wonderkid had ever completed a single car race. […]

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Marcel Albers

“One day, a Dutch driver should claim success in Formula One, and I want to be that one”, said a boy full of dreams. And just when the boy, then a grown man, looked to fulfil that promise, rivalling those who went on to do just that, all that promise and all that future was […]

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The Belgian and the German

A quarter of a century ago, one driver’s mistake opened the door for the beginning of a legend.Jaap Grolleman explains the story of Bertrand Gachot, Michael Schumacher and the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix. Twenty five years ago, the paths of two promising talents intertwined. The career of the one who seemed destined for greatness halted, […]

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F1’s biggest What If’s?

Murray Walker famously said: “If is a very long word in Formula One. In fact, if is F1 spelled backwards,” while David Coulthard put it as following: “If my aunt had balls, she’d be my uncle.” F1’s record books are littered with events that hinge on circumstance, down to luck, or lack of it. And […]

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Max Mania in the Netherlands

David Coulthard labelled it the sporting story of the year, but citizens of the Netherlands went even crazier when Max Verstappen crossed the finish line on lap 66, to win a Grand Prix at 18 years old. Yesterday, grown-ups cheered and cried, newsbreaks hit the television, and timelines were flooded by celebrations as if we’d […]

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The Top Dog for Spain…

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya delivered a stunning Spanish Grand Prix. After Rosberg and Hamilton collided on the opening lap, the Red Bulls and the Ferrari duo fought over who would take the first non-Mercedes victory since September 2015. Max Verstappen prevailed, winning on his Red Bull Racing debut, not only becoming the first Dutch Grand Prix […]

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