Life can be rough. I had just received a press notice telling me about this "green" race car, the Radical SR10 LMP1 prototype, that the British Eco Racing team has entered in the American
Series opener at
. I did a little digging so I could better inform you when I found headline-reversing type news. Apparently, there was an incorrect provision of
(yeah, I had to look it up too) papers from chassis manufacturer, Radical, according to a report in the well-informed
. The team does hope to get its affairs in order in time to race in the fourth installment of the ALMS in Salt Lake City.
What exactly makes this car so green besides the (water-based) paint scheme? It has been engineered to run on a 50 percent
mix (though because of "rules" it may have to use Shell GTL
for now). Also, the car uses bodywork components made from 100 percent biodegradable hemp fibre and it has solar panels to juice up some of its electrical systems. No word on any