There are only a few things in this world a Porsche 919 can’t beat—like the Pope.
What’s binaural audio? It’s the trick of recording with microphones at ear-distance apart to simulate the effect of listening through human ears. The end result sounds so realistic, it must be turned up to 11 to be believed. Grab your headphones. Let’s walk around a few Italian tracks to soak in the noise.
If you’re having a boring Sunday—which you may be, if you started it off by watching two Mercedes teammates predictably finish top two in the Formula One Italian Grand Prix—let’s play “Make Nico Rosberg Into A Meme” with his winning photo. Ready? This is the internet. Of course you’re ready. Go!
Even if a Formula One race turns out to be as dull as watching paint dry, we can always still rely on something going wrong with Fernando Alonso’s McLaren to entertain us. Let’s savor these moments of Alonso misery just in case he rage-quits McLaren and gives Jenson Button a seat back.
Lewis Hamilton may have owned qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix, but he totally screwed the pooch at the start of the race. Mailed it in. Fell asleep. Something. (Something not good.)
Red Bull Racing F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo narrowly missed out on HIS FACE GETTING STUNG BY A GIANT FREAKIN’ WASP HOLY CRAP KILL IT WITH FIRE.
Good news! The overwhelmingly rosso corsa Italian Grand Prix will most likely stay on the calendar for the time being. However, Imola, not Monza, signed the contract with Bernie Ecclestone to host it, per Motorsport.com. Monza has hosted the Italian Grand Prix every year except one since F1's inaugural 1950 season.
“I don’t think we have to have an Italian Grand Prix,” misguided elf-king of Formula One and infinitely wrong man Bernie Ecclestone told The Daily Mail. Tifosi, it’s time to get out those pitch forks and torches. Monza—historic wonderland and Ferrari’s home race Monza—could be replaced by Las Vegas.
Monza is a place that oozes history, so Ferrari whipped out one of their old racers for an event to coincide with the Italian Grand Prix. This shot comes courtesy of Jamey Price, who captured the old and the new parked on Monza’s famous banking at an event hosted by Ferrari and their sponsor Shell.
“If you take Monza away from the calendar for any shitty money reasons, you are basically ripping our hearts out,” Vettel said after the Italian Grand Prix. Can I get an amen? Aaaaaaamen. Preach it, Brother Vettel. Preach.
Heartbreak in unlikely cars today: Nico Rosberg’s supposedly more reliable Mercedes engine blew right up with two laps to go at the Italian Grand Prix. While it looked like it was powered by jets for a second, this meant that Rosberg had to retire out of the race. Now the team’s been called to the stewards. Huh?
Why, Kimi, why? You started in second! Second! Place! The hopes and dreams of Tifosi everywhere for a win at their home Italian Grand Prix now rest solely with Sebastian Vettel and/or the potential for mechanical gremlins in Hamilton’s new power unit. Why did you stall? Why? Whyyyyy?!
If cars had pants, that is, Max Verstappen’s Toro Rosso would be mooning us all.
This is what life looks like above 220 miles per hour.
[Listen to the sound of the 991 RSR testing at Monza. Amazing, isn’t it?]
We’ve seen the 2015 Audi R18 before, but this is the first time we’re seeing it in its Le Mans configuration.... at 200+.
"It just sounded like power." Jacques Lafitte's Ligier-Matra would proudly shout over modern-day Formula One cars with its deep, growling V12. This car is one of the angriest things ever to wear French racing blue, and here's wonderful vintage onboard footage of it running at Monza.