Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Nerd’s At-Track Survival Kit

Any racer’s racer would swear by a hammer, pry bar and adjustable wrench if he were allowed only three tools at the race track.

Beating? Check. Banging? Check. Loosening? And check. All three are essential to help a damaged car at least maintain minimum speed.

That is a mechanic’s wish list. Now here’s an engineer’s. John Probst is the technical director at Red Bull Racing Team, and needless to say, his at-track survival kit is far different.

+ Simulation sheet. “So you knew what would make the car go quicker.”

+ Fuel prediction software. “It would be really embarrassing if your car went out there and ran out of gas when you weren’t planning on it.”

+ Laptop. “So you can run all of that stuff.”

“Sorry, we’re nerds around here,” Probst laughed.

Gotta have the geeks to go fast, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't what you have to do to make Red Bull Racing stand out this year for it's wins!!!! Bring on all the geeks and nerds you can find! Can't wait for the new season to start, this should be a good one.
Go Brian and AJ

4:49 AM  
Anonymous Barney McBarn said...

i like that you use a pic that Doug R is still in. never should have let him go....

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me to! Wish Doug was still with TRB.

Does anyone know if TRB will be practicing in Daytona the beginning of Jan? I see that Speed will be televising some of the practice secessions.

6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey i believe you meant "fuel prediction software"

long live man meat!

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ will be testing the first week of Jan-testing. BV will be testing the week later.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone wanting to run the Daytona 500 has to test in January.

10:15 AM  

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