The BBC and Ferrari F1 today confirmed that Michael Schumacher will be in the driver seat for Scuderia Ferrari. The news comes as a result of the injury sustained by Felipe Massa in round 3 of qualifying on saturday at the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary.
Much speculation has been flying of late as to who might replace Massa, many thinking that Ferrari might call up a younger driver from their F1 testing program, or even that the FIA might outlaw Schumacher for one reason or another. All of that speculation came to an end, however, as Ferrari F1 team announced their choice earlier today in a press release.
Ferrari has offically announced the 458 Italia today, ending months of speculation as to the look of the new sports car. The new car does not stray too far from the styling of the f430, the car it is slated to replace, but has many new design cues that simply raise the bar, but tastefully (I am looking at you, Lamborghini). There isn’t much in the way of revolutionary news about the new prancing horse otherwise. It is powered by a direct injection v8 creating 560 hp, which should be enough to plant any owner firmly in the 200mph club, but comes as no surprise to those who have been following the rumours surrounding this car. This new car is good in a couple ways, in that it is Ferrari’s most fuel concious model to date, and will be priced similar to the outgoing f430. Here is to hoping Ferrari can move this beauty in this terrible economy.
This video is from the Colorado D-series showdown at Pueblo Motorsports Park in Pueblo Colorado. It is a very high quality video showing the fastest SOHC turbo cars in Colorado. The post production was done by High Altitude Video, which did a really great job. It is easily one of the best drag racing short video compilations I have seen on the web, and it came from someone local! Anyway, enjoy the fast Hondas.