One of the nice things about working as a turn marshal is a dedicated port-a-john near the marshal post. As there are only 5-8 people regularly using it (and it's maintained!) all weekend, they stay functional (if a bit sweat-boxish in full sun) all weekend. The only drawback: if you're wearing a marshal jumpsuit,… » 10/28/14 2:40pm Tuesday 2:40pm

As someone who regularly drives a diesel, I'm religious about fuel receipts — all it takes is one time for the tank truck driver to load unleaded into the diesel tank and you're looking at anywhere from $1000 to $15,000+ depending on how much of your fuel tank is now gasoline, when you notice the problem — which are… » 10/23/14 1:23pm 10/23/14 1:23pm

Not a full car, but the Orbital Engine Corporation, LTD, was, through to the late '90s, pushing a glorified 2-stroke engine that was never able to overcome the 2-stroke's inherent emissions problems at a time when the first priority of automakers was reducing emissions to meet government standards. They came, they… » 10/21/14 11:56am 10/21/14 11:56am

The green flag is at the station AFTER the incident, which is per protocol - they had not yet deployed the safety car (single standing yellow + SC board all around the track) and were handling the Sutil car under a local yellow, following standard protocol. The station upstream is showing waved double-yellow (per FIA… » 10/06/14 11:39am 10/06/14 11:39am

Not just Japanese, though it helps. My '99 F350 has 336k on the clock, original engine, never opened up, replaced trans with Ford reman at 228k (6 years ago). Aside from that trans, no major repairs. Just keeps running. Oh, and yeah, it's a 7.3L diesel, which helps. » 9/25/14 5:15pm 9/25/14 5:15pm

Guess what? Red flag call comes from the race director. The F&C workers had the the appropriate flags out (double waving yellow in the case of FIA flagging rules because the cars were in an impact zone even though they were not on the racing surface itself) and several corners already had the surface flags out as the… » 9/22/14 5:03pm 9/22/14 5:03pm