Its official, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series and GT 63 S 4MATIC+ are the new safety cars for the 2022 F1 season. One thing you might notice that is different from the past might be the lack of a light bar on the roof, and that’s because the signaling has been moved to the upper area of the windscreen, while the rearward-facing lights have been seamlessly integrated into the rear spoiler.
Always wanted to drive an F1 car on the street? If so, then look no further than the BAC Mono. This F1-inspired machine is powered by a 2.5L Mountune engine generating 305 hp and 227 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission. One caveat: it has no windshield, so a helmet is necessary for maximum safety.
After winning the 2016 Formula One World Championship driving for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Nico Rosberg retired, but he didn’t leave racing behind him. In addition to being a commentator for current F1 races, he makes videos of himself driving some of the latest and greatest vehicles, including the Koenigsegg Regera.
Let’s face it, most auto enthusiasts will never get the chance to drive a real F1 racecar, regardless of how wealthy they may be. However, if you fall into the latter group, there may be a solution. Introducing the Cranfield Full Motion + G-Force F1 Simulator, which recreates the racing experience at home. That’s right, you’ll be able to choose just about any car and build it to your desired specifications before hitting the circuits worldwide.
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Racing fans rejoice! Twelve Architects is planning to build 60 residences directly overlooking the famed Silverstone Circuit in England. Called “Escapade Silverstone,” these units can either be used as a short-term rental or purchased outright, should you just want to live there full-time. The community will include front-row trackside residences that all have direct views over the circuit with architecture inspired by the notion of ‘Slipstreaming,’ where a vehicle follows closely behind another and travels in its slipstream before an overtake attempt.