F1 Italian GP: Barrichello and Brawn Triumph at Monza… Again

f1-italy-2009-barrichello-checkered-flagThey may be at different teams than when they had their best years but Rubens Barrichello and Ross Brawn were winners again at Monza. Both were very successful at the historic Monza Circuit when they were with Ferrari. A few years after parting company with the Scuderia, they replayed the familiar scene of Ross on the pit wall guiding Rubens to the top step of the podium. The Brawn 1-2 allows everyone back at the factory to breathe easier after Red Bull had an atrocious day. Atrocious is also how we could describe the last couple of weeks for Renault, too. Continue reading

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Mercedes S-Class: The Future Today

The Mercedes S-Class is the top of the line car in the whole world.  The gadgets that you find on the S-Class are here long before they make it any other car on the market.  It’s a showcase of what can be done and what everyone else will be doing soon.  If you want to know what options you can have on your car in five or ten years time, you check out what Mercedes-Benz is offering on the S-Class.  This was the first car to have anti-lock brakes, passenger-side airbags, seatbelt pretensioners, traction control, radar-assisted braking, and infrared night vision.  Of course, this year’s new technologies are pretty cool too. Continue reading