21
Aug
11

Car porn, Scuderia Toro Fuckyeah edition

Axis of Oversteer have found some jaw-dropping HD slow-motion footage of Sébastien Buemi in the STR06 running at Misano.  It is glorious.

I would like to think that even people who don’t really care about motorsports can appreciate this stuff, but those of us who do nerd out on Formula One have struck gold with these things.  Care to estimate the slip ratio of Pirelli’s intermediate tires?  The rake angle that best feeds the STR06’s underbody (at least, as it’s set at static ride height)?  The amount of roll a modern F1 car develops, with a hint as to the optimal camber of a Pirelli front slick?  It’s all in here, just waiting for some screencaps and photogrammetry.

I rather doubt that any of this will come as a revelation to the other F1 teams, as I imagine they’ve been shooting HD video of all of the cars since the very first test this spring.  For the rest of us interested amateurs, though, this is a rare chance to see exactly what an F1 car does as it launches and corners in glorious detail.  If nothing else, it should lead to some pretty good rFactor mods.

Advertisements

1 Response to “Car porn, Scuderia Toro Fuckyeah edition”


  1. 1 perlhaqr
    August 21, 2011 at 07:55

    HAH. I love how you can see the power pulses from the engine (could be the rev limiter, too) in the slip of the tires on take off, as they slip faster and then slower.

    This is great. :)


Leave a reply; use raw HTML for markup. Please blockquote quotations from the post or other comments.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


anarchocapitalist agitprop

Be advised

I say fuck a lot

Categories

Archives

Statistics FTW


%d bloggers like this: