March 2010

Desert wind and a bit of luck

Desert wind and a bit of luck

Posted on: 28 Mar 2010

Waking up to a hot wind off the desert made for an incredible afternoon of drama on Race Day yesterday. A temperature in excess of 40C was bound to lead to a cocktail of problems; fuel vaporisation for hot starts after one’s first race, electrical problems, thin air giving less power, less propellor efficiency and less wing lift and, above all, a very different track as the wind was from the south instead of the north. A game of tactics and strategy.


A battle against time [VIDEO]

A battle against time [VIDEO]

Posted on: 28 Mar 2010

To view this video from the Red Bull Air Race Championship, please click on the more information link below.


Even with a pedestrian pace team Breitling secures 2nd in qualification

Even with a pedestrian pace team Breitling secures 2nd in qualification

Posted on: 27 Mar 2010

Nigels reaction from Qualifying Abu Dhabi


Shark In Lamb's Clothing

Shark In Lamb's Clothing

Posted on: 24 Mar 2010

Nigel Lamb’s MXS-R has 3ft ‘shark-fin’ winglets, giving the stunning aircraft a sinister, predatory look, but these winglets are not there to be aesthetically pleasing, they have a specific job to do. Designed to reduce ‘induced drag’, they should lower the amount of speed lost in the high G turns.


Tough start for 2010

Tough start for 2010

Posted on: 24 Mar 2010

Its been so busy, Ive hardly had time to look around the pit lane but here are a few observations.


Let the racing begin!

Let the racing begin!

Posted on: 15 Mar 2010

It’s been a long winter. Frustration and stress have played their part but now that everything is on the way to Abu Dhabi there is a growing sense of excitement to get out on the track and see if our endeavours will pay off.



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