I love my job. I really do. BUT there are days that are just taxing. The conditions can be perfect, the sun bright and crisp, the skies blue and the racing fantastic, but you just can’t get into it and get into a creative flow thanks to things outside my control. That, in a nutshell was my 5th time covering the Mobil 1 Sebring 12 hour. I love this track. It is the perfect blend of old school and unforgiving character. Those unique blue and white tire barriers and rumble strip
Over the past few years, I think it’s safe to say that F1, my first love in car racing, has lost that “fever” and passion that it used to have. In part thanks to hideously ugly cars, processional races of fuel and tire saving in the name of the dreaded word of relevance, and a lack of sound to at least antagonize one of my body’s senses. F1 needed a good shake up. So, standing trackside at Barcelona’s circuit at 8:59am, I waited for the first view of the 2017 cars. I was shoo
The Super Trofeo season is winding down. Of the six tracks Lamborghini visits in North America, this may be one of the most challenging. Road Atlanta is unforgiving, fast and has no runoff. It’s a “driver’s track”; And it’s one of my favorites. Of course I was disappointed in looking at the weather forecast for the week. Road Atlanta always makes for incredible images when the sun is shining in early October. We even had one early morning session, and one late afternoon race.
Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta is well known for being one of my favorite races on the IMSA sportscar calendar. It’s a great length for a race. 10 hours is not too long, and not too short. Not to mention October is a gorgeous time to be racing in the southeastern United States. The trees are changing, the air is crisp and the sun fills the track in vibrant light and color. However, 2015 was not one of those years. It was awful. Miserable. Wet. Cold and grey. But it certainly w
Lamborghini’s world class one make series arrived for it’s first time at Circuit of the Americas and immediately brought the heat. Literally and figuratively. It was hotter than the surface of the sun out there. So hot that one of the drivers even collapsed following our first race of the weekend on Thursday evening. The tremendous temperatures and humidity had us all running for shade whenever we could. But despite the heat, the series put on a great show for fans. And even
Are you a Lewis Hamilton fan? If so, why? What is it about his personality that you love? Those of us that wander the paddock with F1’s “megastar” are divided in our thoughts about him. Maybe it’s just the photographers. We mean nothing to the newly blonde king of cool. I’ve heard stories from journalists about how nice he is. He notices new shoes, new jewelry, new hair styles, a new pen. It sounds like they’re describing a different person to the one we point our lenses at.
I always enjoy going to a new race track. It’s like going to a popular restaurant; One you’ve heard lots about, but have never been to yourself. You know what’s on the menu. Long straights. Fast corners. Colorful guardrails. But it’s all new to me. I’ve stared at this hypothetical menu that Watkins Glen could dish up for years. I’ve raced it on various consoles and have watched the races on tv. But I’ve never seen it for myself. It’s one of those tracks that makes up the crem
I was sitting on my couch watching the halftime show of the 2015 NFL Super Bowl. Anyone that’s a fan of car racing had been told to hold their breath for a massive announcement by Japanese manufacturer Nissan, and it’s future racing car. So there I waited. And then it came. A multi million dollar ad aired on primetime during the US’s biggest sporting event which officially announced what we all had heard rumors of, and gave us a first glimpse of a race car unlike we had seen
Monaco. It is a race that has to be seen to be believed. Even when the racing action is less than exhilarating, Monaco is a magical place to watch racing cars. I am more than well aware that I have the best access that even money itself cannot buy. But even for the average fan watching from one of the countless balconies or grandstands that cover Monte Carlo, and even more so for those watching on TV and seeing those heart pounding onboard clips of today’s drivers throwing a
Lamborghini Super Trofeo has had the world’s longest off-season. We ended 2014 in fantastic fashion at the famed Road Atlanta sports car course outside Atlanta Georgia in early October, then everyone went into hibernation. 7 long months later, the cars emerged again at Laguna Seca, California. But emerged this time, better than ever. Over that long off-season was tremendous change in the Lamborghini camp. The very popular Gallardo race car was being replaced with the angry lo