Saturday, May 15, 2010

Engine Song

An awesome driver ripping a hot lap is like an awesome guitarist ripping a hot solo. The hybrid of passion and mechanics yields the sweet scream of speed. From the same country that gave us Vivaldi comes the singing soul of a beautiful machine...

I think it's cool that I live in an era where I can ride along with Felipe Massa at Monza as if I'm a disembodied entity hovering above his car. Thank you, technology. My life is more cool with you than without you.

Note to fellow aficionados: My favorite sequence of notes is just between 1:05 and 1:08 to 1:12. It sounds cool coming off that straightaway into those quick downshifts and then back up to pitch.