SAFEisFAST VIDEO – SPORTS CAR RACING: DRIVING AS A TEAM
When you race an IndyCar, the driving position and car set-up are tailored just for you. It’s your car.
But when you go endurance racing, it’s quite different. Here you must share the car with other drivers of different sizes – and different driving styles. It’s all about compromise.
In our latest video, a group of top IndyCar drivers go sports car racing – and explain what it takes to Drive as a Team.
[Motorsport.com image, front page]
OLIVER ASKEW’S SAFEisFAST INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER
Having recently launched our Instagram channel, SAFEisFAST is excited to announce that Mazda Road to Indy racer Oliver Askew will be the first driver to do an Instagram takeover, giving exclusive insight into pre-season testing.
He’ll be posting stories and behind-the-scenes photos from the Pro Mazda Series test at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend (3-4 March).
I would encourage you all to tune in by following SAFEisFAST on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/safeisfast/
And while you’re at it, check out Jeremy Shaw’s answers to the questions posed during his stint as “Ask a Pro”.
This 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, co-owned by the Mullin Automotive Museum and Rob and Melani Walton, was named winner of the “Peninsula Best of the Best Award” on Feb. 8 at the Paris Peninsula Hotel. The Bugatti won out over seven other Best in Show winners from 2017’s most prestigious international Concours to be named the most exceptional motor car in the world. Among the finalists were the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider from Bill Warner’s Amelia Island Concours and the 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Roadster, Best in Show at Pebble Beach. Peter Brock was one of the 24 judges.
Newgarden on Ice – Team Penske has fielded an entry in the Supercar Lites division of this year’s RallyX series in northern Europe. Josef Newgrden recounts his rollicking experience on Racer.com. Tim Cindric’s son Austin drove two earlier events for Team Penske and Helio Castroneves takes his turn this coming Saturday at the season finale in Gol Norway. [RallyX image]
Steve Smith (right) with his father David sports a “new” Continental hat to replace the special one destroyed following an arson fire of the family home. Jordan Taylor learned of the loss of this priceless – to Steve – momento and sent the lad one of his own from a Daytona victory podium. Read Marshall Pruett’s heartwarming story on Racer.com. [Smith family image]