Burnouts on a helipad
Red Bull F1 headed to Dubai, for a little crazy. The picture above shows a Red Bull F1 car, with David Coulthard at the wheel, sitting on the helipad at Burj Al Arab. Yes, the same helipad where Federer and Agassi played tennis. It’s a pretty cool image. But then the crazy happens as Coulthard whips the car into a series of donuts. Please keep in mind that there are no fences on the helipad. If the car gets away, it’s a long way down. Have a look at it in the video below, and don’t try this at home, in Dubai, or anywhere else.
Blink and you’ll miss it
If you don’t count yourself as a follower of Formula 1, you might not know that they no longer refuel the cars during pit-stops. Every car has to start the race with enough fuel to finish it. Along with being safer, it also means that the cars get increasingly faster as the race goes on. Burning all that fuel sheds an awful lot of weight. In addition, not having to wait for the tank to be filled means that pit-stop times have become amazingly quick. We’re now on the verge of seeing the first sub-2 second pit stop. Yes, that’s changing all four tires in under two seconds. Red Bull has produced a video showing how they manage such a thing. It all looks very cool in slow motion, but hang around for the end to see it in real time.