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Brazil GP Starting grid:

Qual result and starting grid for the Brazil GP

From Formula1.com :

Starting grid:

1 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:08.322
2 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:08.360
3 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 1:08.538
4 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:08.925
5 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:09.598
6 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 1:09.617
7 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 1:09.703
8 55 Carlos Sainz RENAULT 1:09.805
9 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:09.841
10 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:09.830
11 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 1:09.879
12 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 1:10.116
13 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:10.154
14 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:09.330
15 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 1:10.678
16 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 1:10.875
17 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:10.776
18 28 Brendon Hartley TORO ROSSO
19 10 Pierre Gasly TORO ROSSO 1:10.686
20 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES


Note – penalised for use of additional power unit elements: Ricciardo 10 places, Hartley 10 places, Gasly 25 places. Stroll & Ericsson penalised 5 places for use of an additional gearbox. Hamilton required to start from pit lane due to gearbox change and switch to new-spec power unit elements while under parc ferme conditions.




Qualifying result:


Post photo:

Marcus Ericsson (SWE), Sauber F1 Team.
Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace.

Courtesy of Sauber F1 Team


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BMW Active Hybrid e-bike

It might just look like a regular old commuter bike with an unusually robust body, but BMW Lifestyle writing the next chapter in the success story of the BMW Bikes Collection and demonstrates once again how innovative technology and sophisticated design can come together into an aesthetically pleasing overall concept.

It might just look like a regular old commuter bike with an unusually robust body, but BMW Lifestyle writing the next chapter in the success story of the BMW Bikes Collection and demonstrates once again how innovative technology and sophisticated design can come together into an aesthetically pleasing overall concept.

The BMW Active Hybrid e-bike is equipped with a comprehensively revised drive concept, which makes its presence felt in the form of a significant power boost. The advanced Brose electric motor can be activated as required to supplement the rider’s pedal power. Producing output of 250 W and 90 Nm (66 lb-ft) of torque, the motor injects extra dynamism and serves up the agility for which BMW is renowned. Providing the energy for the electric pedal assistance – over a range of up to 100 km (62 miles) – is a removable 504 Wh battery. The rider can adjust the degree of pedal assistance with ease via the new display; four different power modes (from ECO (+50%) to TURBO (+275%)) can be selected up to a maximum 25 km/h (16 mph). Plus, the micro USB socket and Bluetooth function allow customers to hook their smartphone up to the bike.


The LED light integrated into the aluminium mudguard over the rear wheel maximises safety and adds a further design flourish.



Saddling up securely with the eZone.

E-bikes not only deliver an inimitable riding experience, they also place very specific demands on their saddles. Which is why saddle maker Selle Royale commissioned BMW Group subsidiary Designworks to develop the first-ever saddle tailored specifically to the requirements of e-bikers. The innovative form of the “eZone” (on sale since September) is based on a zonal concept fine-tuned to the particular attributes of e-bikes and the need profiles of their riders. A short nose, a rising seat surface at the rear and moving side wings create a stable seating position and improve balance when pushing off and braking. And they also ensure safety in typical e-bike acceleration situations. The eZone likewise convinces with an increase in comfort courtesy of three-zone padding featuring 3D Skingel and Royal Gel. Meanwhile, the fibreglass handle integrated into the underside of the saddle makes the bike easier to move around; e-bikes are often heavier than classic bicycles on account of their drive module.


The BMW Active Hybrid e-bike is now available from selected BMW dealers. All other models in the BMW bicycle range and related equipment can be purchased online at http://shop.bmw.com/.

Manufacturer’s recommended retail price:

BMW Active Hybrid e-bike: EUR 3,400.00

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Horner confirms Aston Martin deal

The relationship between Aston Martin and Red Bull began in 2016 after the two companies combined cutting edge F1 technology and Aston Martin’s signature sports car design to produce a ground breaking hypercar.

Courtesy of Red Bull Racing



Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing confirm Aston Martin as title partner from 2018.

Eighteen months after launching an Innovation Partnership that led to the redefinition of automotive possibility with the game-changing Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, Red Bull Racing is set to similarly redefine the Formula One grid with the announcement that the iconic sports car brand Aston Martin is to become its title partner from 2018 onwards, with the team competing as ‘Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’.

The strengthened ties between the two brands are far more than a skin-deep exercise, with the expanded technical partnership taking concrete form in the shape of a new Advanced Performance Centre being established at Red Bull Racing’s campus later this year.

The new Centre will create 110 new jobs-housing Aston Martin’s design and engineering personnel responsible for future sports cars from the two companies. The new centre will allow a closer working relationship between the two leading brands in their respective fields which will see the adoption of both F1 and road car technology.

Christian Horner, Team Principal of Red Bull Racing said: “Our Innovation Partnership with Aston Martin has been a pioneering project from day one. Having conceived and created the remarkably successful Aston Martin Valkyrie together in 2016, we extended our relationship this year and are now delighted to further strengthen the partnership and see the team competing as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing in 2018. In addition, more than 100 Aston Martin staff will service the new Advanced Performance Centre on our campus here in Milton Keynes and it will allow us to collaborate further with Aston Martin on special, equally innovative, new projects.”

Aston Martin President and CEO, Andy Palmer, added: “Title partnership is the next logical step for our Innovation Partnership with Red Bull Racing. We are enjoying the global brand awareness that a revitalised Formula One provides. The power unit discussions (in Formula One) are of interest to us, but only if the circumstances are right. We are not about to enter an engine war with no restrictions in cost or dynamometer hours but we believe that if the FIA can create the right environment we would be interested in getting involved.”

The relationship between Aston Martin and Red Bull began in 2016 after the two companies combined cutting-edge F1 technology and Aston Martin’s signature sports car design to produce a groundbreaking hypercar. The Aston Martin Valkyrie is set to be the first in a line of new products to be born of this Innovation Partnership and will make its first run in 2018 before being delivered to customers in 2019.

Aston Martin will feature prominently across the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team from the start of the 2018 season.


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A bit late to inform, but here it is – We are going on a road trip!

Family Road Trip 2017

There has not been and will not be posted anything here the coming three weeks.

We are traveling in our family car, the Volvo V40 2014 R Design 🙂 This time the whole family are together for the Road Trip 2017, my daughter, my son and me.

If possible I might post some very simple posts from my cellphone, mostly photos then.

The Road Trip is planned to cover the whole of Norway, and a bit of Finland and Sweden, here below are the hashtags that will be used for the trip, so you can image that it will be some kilometers on the Volvo 🙂


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No. 8 Atlanterhavsvegen – “On the way to Nordkapp”

The road looks more spectacular in bad weather, on this sunny day it was just ok.

The summer of 2015 me and my daughter decided to drive from Stavanger in Norway, and all the way up to Nordkapp.

To make the trip “complete”, after visiting Nordkapp we also drove all the way down to Lindesnes in the south.

The trip was done with our family car, the Volvo V40 R Design 1,6 diesel.

This is video number 8 of 14 from our road trip back in 2015.
“Norge på langs”   –   “Norway lengthwise”

KM in total was 6080, the road trip took 12 days.


Situated in Norway, The Atlantic Road (in Norwegian called Atlanterhavsveien or Atlanterhavsvegen) is a part of Norwegian national road 64 (Rv 64).

It is close to the cities Molde and Kristiansund in the modest part of the Norwegian coastline. It is ranked first on The Guardian’s list of the world’s best road trips!

This fantastic and spectacular road is a very popular tourist attraction. Both the local population and tourist visitors frequently use the road to go fishing for cod and other fish directly from the bridges. One of the bridges is special designed for fishing.

Read more at: http://www.theatlanticroad.com/

Location – GPS: 63.037399, 7.407159

Nokia Lumia 930 post photo is a privat photo from where we spent the night camping at:

Epost: post@lysoenrorbuer.no
Address: Ljøsøyveien 116, 6533 Averøy – Norway

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Video from the same location in this blog post.

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Blancpain GT Series Calendar

Top photo from: https://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/gallery?filter_season_id=7&filter_meeting_id=75&filter_text=#gallery-24

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Here the other day Sauber F1 Team informed me about a brand new app.

YAY! There’s a brand new app for all you PETROL HEADS out there!

Just to be clear, Sauber F1 Team is the most interactive team in Formula 1 as far as I know, and they are great 🙂

Please head over to Google Plus and follow them, and I also recommend you to take a look at the Official Sauber F1 Team Fan Community on G+.


OK, the brand new app.

Sauber F1 Team informed me about an app that I have not heard about before, the app is the Formulr, Enter the world of motorsport !

The app already looks very promising, for sure it looks like it it`s very fresh, but the potential is there. And as long as so many teams already has shown their interest already, this can turn out be fabulous app.

Take it for a test drive, and please add Sauber F1 Team and Johnny Johnsen 😉


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Great Britain GP timetable

“I absolutely love my home race,” says Englishman Jenson Button. “Silverstone is a great challenge and some of the corners are the best in Formula One, particularly at the start of the lap. Away from the track, there isn’t much to do, but it doesn’t matter because I love racing at home.”

From Formula1.com

Formula One Press Conference – Press Room 15:00
Promoter Activity 3 Day Ticket Holders Pit Lane Walk (Prize Winners Only) 15:15 – 19:00
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 08:45 – 09:45
Formula One Practice 1 10:00 – 11:30
Air Display RAF Falcons Parachute Display 11:35 – 11:45
GP2 Series Practice Session 12:00 – 12:45
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 12:50 – 13:45
Formula One Practice 2 14:00 – 15:30
GP2 Series Qualifying Session 15:55 – 16:25
Formula One Press Conference – Press Room 16:00 – 17:00
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session 16:45 – 17:30
GP3 Series Practice Session 17:50 – 18:35
Formula One Team Pit Stop Practice 07:30 – 08:15
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 07:30 – 08:35
GP3 Series Qualifying Session 08:45 – 09:15
Formula One Practice 3 10:00 – 11:00
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session 11:25 – 11:55
Air Display Typhoon Air Display 12:00 – 12:08
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 12:00 – 12:45
Formula One Qualifying 13:00 – 14:00
GP2 Series First Race (29 Laps or 60 Mins) 14:40 – 15:45
GP3 Series First Race (20 Laps or 40 Mins) 16:20 – 17:05
Promoter Activity Drivers’ Fan Forum 17:30 – 18:00
GP3 Series Second Race (15 Laps or 30 Mins) 08:15 – 08:50
GP2 Series Second Race (21 Laps or 45 Mins) 09:25 – 10:15
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race (13 Laps or 30 Mins) 10:35 – 11:10
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 11:15 – 12:05
Formula One Drivers’ Track Parade 11:30
Formula One Starting Grid Presentation 11:45 – 12:15
Air Display The Red Arrows 12:20
Formula One National Anthem 12:46
Air Display The Red Arrows Fly Past 12:47
Formula One Grand Prix (52 Laps or 120 Mins) 13:00 – 15:00

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Aberdeen 5th November 2015

I always feel very welcome when I travel to Scotland , but this time was very special.

Part one out of three is the first one posted below. I will add the other two as soon as they are up on Vimeo.


I am at a hotel, so it might take a while … 😉

I always feel very welcome when I travel to #Scotland , but this time was very special.
5th November is something special in #Aberdeen, I do not know the story behind this 🙂
Thursday afternoon I saw one of the most fantastic fireworks I have ever seen, it lasted for approximately 20 minutes. I was lucky enough to film most of it with my NOT waterproof #Panasonic GH3.  The film is divided in three for some reason.

Story found and posted below the videos !!!

Part 1 of 3:


Fireworks in Aberdeen 05.11.2015 Part 2 of 3 🙂


Part 3 of 3:

Vimeo will show here any time …. 😉

Festivities in Windsor Castle by Paul Sandby, c. 1776 Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords.

Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure.

Within a few decades Gunpowder Treason Day, as it was known, became the predominant English state commemoration, but as it carried strong religious overtones it also became a focus for anti-Catholic sentiment. Puritans delivered sermons regarding the perceived dangers of popery, while during increasingly raucous celebrations common folk burnt effigies of popular hate-figures, such as the pope. Towards the end of the 18th century reports appear of children begging for money with effigies of Guy Fawkes and 5 November gradually became known as Guy Fawkes Day. Towns such as Lewes and Guildford were in the 19th century scenes of increasingly violent class-based confrontations, fostering traditions those towns celebrate still, albeit peaceably. In the 1850s changing attitudes resulted in the toning down of much of the day’s anti-Catholic rhetoric, and the Observance of 5th November Act was repealed in 1859. Eventually the violence was dealt with, and by the 20th century Guy Fawkes Day had become an enjoyable social commemoration, although lacking much of its original focus. The present-day Guy Fawkes Night is usually celebrated at large organised events, centred on a bonfire and extravagant firework displays.

Settlers exported Guy Fawkes Night to overseas colonies, including some in North America, where it was known as Pope Day. Those festivities died out with the onset of the American Revolution. Claims that Guy Fawkes Night was a Protestant replacement for older customs like Samhain are disputed, although another old celebration, Halloween, has lately increased in popularity, and according to some writers, may threaten the continued observance of 5 November.





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BMW M2 Coupe

BMW M2 Coupe is the new member of the BMW M family.

From - BMW Press Club:

A compact high-performance BMW sports car was already causing heads to turn and hearts to flutter over 40 years ago. Indeed, the BMW 2002 turbo perfectly encapsulated BMW’s resolution to deliver outstanding dynamics, exceptional agility and optimum car control. As if to demonstrate in similarly resounding style that this commitment is alive and well, BMW M GmbH can now unveil the new BMW M2. With its high-performance six-cylinder in-line engine, rear-wheel-drive agility, lightweight aluminium M Sport suspension and extrovert styling, the new BMW M2 Coupe has all the ingredients to deliver the last word in driving pleasure.

Characteristic M design.
A single glance is all it takes to pick the new BMW M2 Coupe out as a member of the BMW M family, with its styling also keen to advertise its dynamic attributes. Inspired by models from the history of BMW in motor racing, the new M2 Coupe makes no secret of its extraordinary performance potential. The low front apron with large air intakes, muscular flanks with characteristic M gills, 19-inch aluminium wheels in familiar M double-spoke design and low, wide rear with M-specific twin-tailpipe exhaust system all play impressive roles here. The time-honoured character of BMW M cars is also present and correct in the design of the interior. The Alcantara of the door cards and centre console together with porous carbon fibre creates an ambience of rare quality and heady sporting ambition further underlined by blue contrast stitching and M embossing on selected details. Sports seats, an M sports steering wheel and an M gearshift lever ensure BMW M2 drivers are in perfect command of their car it at all times.

Explosive performance.
The newly developed, three-litre six-cylinder in-line engine in the new BMW M2 deploys cutting-edge M TwinPower Turbo technology to develop 272 kW/370 hp at 6,500 rpm (fuel consumption combined: 8.5 l/100 km [33.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 199 g/km)* and, in so doing, lays down a marker in the high-performance compact sports car segment. The same applies to power delivery. Peak torque of 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) can be increased to as much as 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) in short bursts under overboost. All of which enables the new BMW M2 Coupe with optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) and Launch Control to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). Yet, with its M DCT transmission, fuel consumption of just 7.9 litres* per 100 km (35.8 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of just 185 g/km*, the car is also keen to emphasise its outstanding efficiency.

Motor sport expertise.
With the lightweight aluminium front and rear axles from the BMW M3/M4 models, forged 19-inch aluminium wheels with mixed-size tyres, M Servotronic steering with two settings and suitably effective M compound brakes, the new BMW M2 Coupe has raised the bar once again in the compact high-performance sports car segment when it comes to driving dynamics. The electronically controlled Active M Differential, which optimises traction and directional stability, also plays a significant role here. And even greater driving pleasure is on the cards when the Dynamic Stability Control system’s M Dynamic Mode (MDM) is activated. MDM allows wheel slip and therefore moderate, controlled drifts on the track.

Intelligent connectivity when you want it.
The new BMW M2 Coupe comes with an extensive list of standard equipment in keeping with its performance-focused set-up. The seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic, available as an option, changes gears with extraordinary speed but no interruption in the flow of power. A wide selection of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive is also available. The ConnectedDrive Services provide the basis for extensive vehicle connectivity, and this option also enables the use of innovative apps, which are integrated seamlessly into the car using BMW ConnectedDrive technology. For example, the GoPro app allows the driver to record fast laps of the track with a dashboard-mounted action camera, using the iDrive Controller and Control Display. Meanwhile, the driver’s individual style at the wheel can be analysed as desired with the M Laptimer app. Information on speeds and braking points can be shared easily via e-mail or sosial networks.

From powerful stock.
The new BMW M2 Coupe is not only the direct heir to the successful BMW 1 Series M Coupe, but also – in its underlying philosophy – a descendant of the original E30 BMW M3 and the BMW 2002 turbo. The latter caused a sensation over 40 years ago, embodying the commitment of what is now BMW M GmbH to outstanding dynamics, unbeatable agility and optimal car control.

* Fuel consumption figures based on the EU test cycle, may vary depending on the tyre format specified. 



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Gone but never, ever forgotten.

1 May 1994

Senna will never be forgotten, ever.

21 years today


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About the Williams FW16

English: at San Marino/Imola Grand Prix in 1989.

English: at San Marino/Imola Grand Prix in 1989. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Born Ayrton Senna da Silva
21 March 1960
São Paulo, Brazil
Died 1 May 1994 (aged 34)
Bologna, Italy




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Interactive Cockpit video from Sauber F1 Team

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