Sound and fury
F1 photographer Darren Heath nails it:
The slate-wiping revolution that’s swept through F1 has
reminded everyone of just why our sport is so special.
Just think of what the teams have achieved in such an
incredibly short time. Brazil 2013 marked the end of a
prehistoric age for the sport, the ancient ‘technology’
employed to propel the cars finally being consigned to
the trash. Five short months later completely new
engines, ERS, electrics, turbos, braking, aero et al
practiced, qualified and raced hard around Melbourne’s
Albert Park circuit.
Made the fateful decision back
on on 18 Nov (48 days ago) to take the 2002 off the
road and start the restoration that had to happen.
Activity so far has been about taking as much off the car
as possible in an orderly manner. Aim is to get the body
shell all set for an overhaul, some new panels and some
Rear suspension is off, working to remove the rear
subframe. Interior is just about stripped, lots of
tidying of the under dash wiring loom needs to be done.
Very aware that lots of these projects get off the ground
only to falter, leaving nothing more than a collection of
Wish me luck.
137-Mile 'Cycling Utopia' Floating Above London's Rail
Foster + Partners’ smash it out of the park with their
proposal for building a network of cycling corridors
“SkyCycle is a lateral approach to finding space in a
congested city,” says Foster. “By using the corridors
above the suburban railways, we could create a
world-class network of safe, car-free cycle routes that
are ideally located for commuters.”
So I bought myself a bike and have been riding into work
two or three times a week.
Journey is about 11km each way and has been taking me
around 30 minutes. Catching the train takes about the
same time, though if I miss a train, trains are delayed
or I otherwise find myself waiting for more than five
minutes for a train to my station, the bike wins out.
Home from work
Started pulling the rear suspension apart this afternoon.
Right is largely done, left underway. Everything is caked
in oil and dirt, looking forward to getting it all
cleaned up and back together.
I don’t usually like motorbikes. For this, I make an
The secrets to the world’s happiest cities
Peñalosa’s first and most defining act as mayor was to
declare war: not on crime or drugs or poverty, but on
Even though I’d consider myself a “car person”, this
article makes a whole lot of sense.
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