• Jul 12, 2009
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Formula 1 is wicked fast, yet in super slow motion at 1500 fps, it can be almost as fun to watch. After the jump are two videos that are definitely worth your time. The first video shows the massive amounts of stress exerted on the F1 cars as they barrel around corners. At 1500 fps, they almost look as if they could come apart at any moment.

The second video demonstrates the importance of technique on the circuit. The video is an overlayed comparison of the third sector approaches of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton during the Friday practice session at the German Grand Prix. Vettel was faster than Hamilton through the first two sectors, but Hamilton passed him with a textbook brake and acceleration at the third chicane. Good stuff. Follow the jump for your viewing pleasure. Thanks to AC for providing us the original video after we inadvertently overwhelmed the servers at Axis of Oversteer!

[Source: Axis of Oversteer]




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      • 5 Years Ago
      Amazing, just amazing blue triangle with exclamation!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ruben's rage at 1500 fps would be equally interesting.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Nateb

        Ross Brawn made a good point when told about Rubens' anger, along the lines of "I don't know how he was expecting to win the race when he was only posting the 11th fastest lap times."
        • 5 Years Ago
        Track position has infinitely more to do with winning in the current Formula 1 (outside of qualifying) than lap times. He was often getting backed up by Massa who was clearly slower. And yet Massa is on the podium because he gained and held track position while Barrichello got screwed by "fuel rig failures" (why do they keep failing on him only when everyone uses the same ones?) and the silliest strategic call ever from the team run by the man who is clearly the BEST at strategy. I don't buy it.

        Sure Barrichello wasn't going to win but he wasn't going to be so low in the points either.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Stop it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe its just me, but I can't play the videos. Anyone got a mirror??
        • 5 Years Ago
        I forgot that axis has sh!t bandwith and their videos blow.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not working for me and i tried multiple times each...

        mirror anyone?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I thought it was working but all I got was a preview still.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nothing special, unlike the pratical WinGramo
      • 5 Years Ago
      The chassis dynamics video is rather boring. I was expecting something more like the sweeping pan of Stewart's car from Champ. Forever, where they track the Tyrell car though the karousel on the North Ring. Talk about wondering how it holds together, the car is wiggling like a cube of jello.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Have you ever had a face so itchy that you ran up a wall to catch a taxi and then missed it so you stole a bumblebees scooter and drove to manhattan? But Manahattan disapeared so Jay Leno lent you a car and you dorve to the Mexican/U.S border and shot a turkey? But then the Mexicans got mad and chased you with shovels and you hitch hiked to Madagascar. Then the leamers scratched your face for you and then it wasnt itchy... but then FThorn looked at you and you got scared and ran to Tokyo to fight Jet Li and he kicked you in the face and you woke up three days later and you went to drick tea with the Queen and the the Queen had a heart attack and you got blamed so you went to jail and got raped by a kangaroo in the showers at 2:00 am. Then you left to go to atlantis and you got hit by a car on the way there but you are okay. Then chuck Norris killed you and brought you back to life because you slept with his dog.

      THERE AGAIN!.

      how can u not understand that?...

      friggin idiots on blog sites!!

      • 5 Years Ago
      Uhhhh... come again???.....?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Autoblog, it was my server you hosed along with all my other clients' websites. If you did your homework you would have noticed the video being served from bcopping.com. I think an apology would be nice.

      Brad
      • 5 Years Ago
      It works for me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not sure if the links are from the BBC, but if they are, don't blame the Beep. Due to the unique way the BBC is funded some links do not work outside the UK. BBC's international websites feature limited amount of advertising whilst there's no advertising on the same page when viewed from inside the UK and F1 coverage on BBC 1 is commercial-free... as the rest of the BBC. Hence, Top Gear is really an one-hour show.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nothing works! WTF!
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