Daily Archives: October 17, 2010

Putin really seems to think I’m the saviour of Russia

He sent me this picture. Apparently I’m the uncrowned King of Russian motor racing now. It’s a good thing that I’m not easily flattered, otherwise I’d be, well, flattered.

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The Koreans are worried about their tarmac

They’ve come up with a creative solution: roller races.

I couldn’t believe my eyes. They’re lining up all these rollers on the starting grid, the five lights come on and off and there they go, for a race around the circuit. The idea is that having all these rollers go round forces excess oils out of the tarmac so it won’t come out during the Grand Prix.

It’s fun to see for about half a minute. They say there’s a lot of overtaking but I haven’t waited around to see it happen. One overtaking manoeuver takes nearly half an hour. Lap time is about six hours. Should be fun if someone made a video so you can play it at high speed.