Keeping a close eye on what rival teams are up to is part of the game in Formula 1. It's why teams spend money on spy photographers to capture close-ups of other cars, and why there are rules limiting what techniques and technology – like 3D camera scans – are actually allowed. While teams try their best to keep their own designs secret – which is why you often see mechanics blocking off sections of the cars from rival teams on the grid or in the garages – there is one part of the race weekend where things are more open. In parc ferme after the race, the cars are held in an open space prior to post-event inspections, and there is little teams can do to keep prying eyes away. Although there is a gentleman's agreement that teams do not take close-up spy shots of cars there, there is nothing stopping drivers walking right up to the cars to take a peek themselves. Several times Sebastian Vettel has been witnessed checking out the fine details of a Mercedes, even pushing down … [Read more...] about Cable tip-off an example of ‘super spy’ Hamilton’s focus
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By the time the current 2.2-liter V6 twin-turbo regs expire at the end of the 2022 season, they will have served the NTT IndyCar Series for 11 seasons, with Chevrolet and Honda finding ever-smaller areas in which to improve and gain an edge. With displacement increasing to 2.4-liters, an increase in boost from the twinned BorgWarner turbos and the addition of a KERS hybrid unit, IndyCar is aiming to hit 900hp, and IndyCar president Jay Frye said recently that he expects the series to be “pushing” that figure – on road and street courses – soon into 2023. Buckner commented today: “Somewhat lost in the 2.4-liter transition is the fact that we’re going up in base boost as well. “It’s easy to think that we’re going up roughly 10 percent in displacement and so we’re going to go up 10 percent in power, but we’re also going to start operating at 1.6-bar as the standard for road and street courses from 1.5-bar. “And put all that together with the hybrid unit and I think fans … [Read more...] about Chevrolet: IndyCar fans will approve of hybrid power jump
Home Car reviews oi-Promeet Ghosh By Promeet Ghosh Published: Friday, April 16, 2021, 15:11 [IST] Rating: 3.5 BMW India launched the facelifted X1 SUV in the Indian market with a starting price of Rs 35.90 lakh, ex-showroom (India). We got our hand on the facelifted X1 and drove it around the city and on the highway, and the car impressed us in many ways. Read on to find out more about the facelifted X1. Design & Exterior We received the BMW X1 in a shade of Sunset Orange. At first glance, the car looked fantastic. Up front, it features BMW's signature LED headlights that look very nice thanks to the LED DRLs. The visibility is brilliant and the LEDs light up the roads very well. The fog lamps, which are also LED units, are placed a little lower in the bumper. The bumper has been redesigned and it now gets vents on the sides too. However, unlike other BMW models on sale today, the X1 20d does not … [Read more...] about BMW X1 S-Drive 20d Review (Road Test): Bigger & Better Than Its Predecessor!
Home Two wheelers oi-Promeet Ghosh By Promeet Ghosh Published: Friday, April 16, 2021, 14:03 [IST] Okinawa Autotech has announced a strategic partnership with Welectric. Welectric is a company engaged in the business of providing electric two-wheelers on lease rental to various corporations and individuals. With this partnership, Okinawa and Welectric will collaborate to focus on working with companies involved in last-mile delivery operations across the country. Commenting on the partnership, Jeetender Sharma, MD & Founder, Okinawa Autotech, states "We are thrilled to partner with Welectric, a digital enabler in the sales, finance, maintenance, and aftermarket services for electric two-wheelers. With the rise of ecommerce and last-mile deliveries fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become imperative for businesses in the delivery segment to consistently innovate, reduce operational costs, and increase efficiency, … [Read more...] about Okinawa Partners With Welectric To Supply Electric Two-Wheelers For Last-Mile Delivery: Read More!
Home Four wheelers lekhaka-Athul z By Athul Z Updated: Friday, April 16, 2021, 11:09 [IST] The Hyundai Aura has been updated for the Indian market. Hyundai has silently updated some features of the Aura, and announced a slightly revised pricing for 2021. The new revised pricing makes all Hyundai Aura models more expensive by Rs 4,000, except for the entry-level E Variant. The E variant still retails at Rs 5.92 lakh ex-showroom. The Hyundai Aura has been around for a while now. Based on the i10 Grand NIOS, this compact sedan was expected to bring in great sales numbers. However, the Aura didn't sell as much as it was expected to and Hyundai has now updated the model and has brought in a few changes. As part of the update, all models except the ‘E' variant get an integrated bootlid spoiler as standard fitment. However, the top-end SX and SX(O) variants miss out on the Arkamys audio system as part of the new update and … [Read more...] about Hyundai Aura Updated In India: New Prices & Features