WORLD DRIVING

Formula 1: Comparison of cars
Every year, millions of fans of Formula 1 racing are waiting for the start of the season. But long before the first official starts, a huge amount of attention is…

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Interview with Mikko Hirvonen, vice rally world champion
What is your opinion about the next year’s World Cup transition to Super2000 equipment? Moreover, after winning the Monte Carlo IRC stage behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta S2000,…

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PERCEPTION
In the next portion of "secrets" - perception, visual perception, sensory perception, sound perception, a sense of speed and a sense of grip. Perception. So, let's analyze the most important…

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Skoda Fabia S2000. S2000 and one night

On the eve of the start of the Czech stage of the IRC series – the rally “Zlin” together with the Russian WRC pilot Yevgeny Novikov, we first got into the cockpit of the Skoda Fabia S2000. Zhenya – in order to get used to a new car for myself, I – in order to try to understand the difference between the cars of the two most prestigious rally series of the planet – WRC and IRC

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Rally-raid “Silk Road 2009”: Choosing the desert

From the spectacular picture it is difficult to imagine that the sand can be dangerous and cruel. But when mountains of small silicon particles reach the horizon, it becomes uneasy. It seems the desert divides people into friends and foes. Maxim Gomianin went to the Karakum to meet those whom the desert recognized as his own. Photos of the author, “Volkswagen” and KamAZ.

Hearing the stern: “Smoking is prohibited on the street,” colleagues hastily hide cigarettes in their pockets. Continue reading

Mazda MX-5 Open Race-2010, or as we defended the honor of Russia on the racetrack

Surprisingly, with all the diverse geography of business trips, I still have never been to Italy. Of course, this annoying gap would be eliminated sooner or later. But was it possible to assume that for the first time on the Apennine Peninsula I would find myself in a convertible with a dismantled roof, in the rain and plus four Celsius? And most importantly – also on the race track! Continue reading

Mazda MX-5 Open Race-2010, or as we defended the honor of Russia on the racetrack

Surprisingly, with all the diverse geography of business trips, I still have never been to Italy. Of course, this annoying gap would be eliminated sooner or later. But was it possible to assume that for the first time on the Apennine Peninsula I would find myself in a convertible with a dismantled roof, in the rain and plus four Celsius? And Mazda MX-5 Open Race-2010, or as we defended the honor of Russia on the racetrack – also on the race track! Continue reading

Interview with Mikko Hirvonen, vice rally world champion

What is your opinion about the next year’s World Cup transition to Super2000 equipment? Moreover, after winning the Monte Carlo IRC stage behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta S2000, you have something to compare with. Won’t you miss the Focus WRC?

Mikko Hirvonen: Naturally, I will miss him. Those cars that we have now are the fastest cars in the history of the rally. But Focus has been with us for 5 years, so it’s time to try something new, and I, too, are certainly pleased with it. Continue reading

Formula 1: Comparison of cars
Every year, millions of fans of Formula 1 racing are waiting for the start of the season. But long before the first official starts, a huge amount of attention is…

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Ten Greatest Moments in Le Mans History
10) The car takes off in the air - 1999 This was one of the most memorable moments when the whole world learned how important downforce is in high-performance sports…

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