Gearhead builds F1 car in his shed

 

Kevin Thomas of Brighton, England, built a replica F1 car in his shed.

With a little motivation and much of his spare time, he got everything he needed from two cars and buying parts from eBay from F1 collectors. According to Auto123, Thomas spent $13,000 on his F1, but it still lacks a powertrain to finish his project, and he’ll probably opt for a  3.5-liter Formula Renault engine.

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Westboro Baptist Church to protest Formula 1 raceWestboro Baptist Chruch to protest Formula 1 race

The Westboro Baptist Church has been notorious for protesting the funerals of U.S. soldiers, but apparently, the group has moved on to something else.

Formula 1 racing.

We know what you’re thinking … HUH?!

According to Autoweek, the group condemns those who idolize the sport and its racecar drivers “like they are little gods!”

In a statement on their website, part of it goes on to say, “Shame on these people for worshiping these athletes instead of following the plain commandments of their God. They ought to obey today before it is too late. WBC knows they will not, never the less, we will kindly warn them to flee the wrath to come.”

Wrath to come? Apparently they missed the fight between Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer on Sunday.

They group plans on being in Austin, Texas, this weekend to picket the first F1 race being held in the U.S. since 2007. Many blogs and media outlets throughout the web are suggesting that they just be ignored, and we agree.

On a lighter note, here’s a video of the Red Bull Formula 1 Car revving its engine to the tune of the Star Spangled Banner. Enjoy!

Video shows assembly, disassembly of the Sauber Formula 1 car

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When you race all over the world, you don’t always ship your vehicle in its entirety. There’s an intensive process involved when breaking it down and putting it back together, especially if it’s a Formula 1 car. Teams work non-stop to get the job done in few days, and in the video below, the assembly and disassembly of the Sauber F1 racecar is shown in a little under a minute and a half.

In the video comments, Sauber Motorsport said that the ‘normal’ process usually takes 2-3 days, which is the time span in the video. But in emergency cases, such as Sergio’s crash in Monaco last year, the guys may assemble a car based on the spare chassis in 12 hours.

Check it out:


 

 

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