- Caterham has over 500 sensors on their new F1 car – neat article on Gizmodo. They’ll make the engine about half the volume, but it will still produce the same 700 hp as the old version. And, it’ll take a third less fuel to do it.
- Formula E is considering in-track charging systems for electric race cars.
- Eric Chemi’s statistical analysis of NASCAR’s Chase suggests an 85% chance that either Kenseth or Johnson will win the championship.
- If you want to get really math-y, @nascarnomics has released his attendance model and discusses its relevance.
- PitRho has their picks for your fantasy teams for Charlotte.
- And I analyzed Goodyear’s Multizone tires on buildingspeed.org
- A new speed record at Daytona by Colin Braun and Michael Shank Racing: 222.971 mph using a Ford EcoBoost engine. Note, though, that they had a very special tire designed specifically for this attempt.
- Racer magazine has a couple comments on catchfence safety from Tony Cotman
- NASCAR drivers are blaming track surfaces and not tires for recent grip problems
Been a busy week – went out to Cincinnati over the weekend, then Vermont for a couple of talks. More on that and my visit to Thunder Road later!