EngageSportMode’s Belgian Grand Prix Camping Top Tips

If you didn’t know – let’s be honest we hardly kept it a secret – EngageSportMode was at the Belgian Grand Prix in 2014. As first timers to the Circuit De Spa Francorchamps, we learnt quite a lot about how to get the best out of the experience. So we thought we’d share them. Getting There Our…

2014 Belgian Grand Prix – EngageSportMode Photo Gallery

EngageSportMode went to the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix. Quite frankly, it was amazing. Along the way we took some photos to try to capture the spirit of attending the race. This was the first time either Uncle Steve or myself had attended a Grand Prix. Suffice to say Belgium is probably one of the best…

Caterham Seven 250R Kamui Kobayashi Special Edition

Adding another name to the list of F1 inspired road cars, is this special edition of the Caterham Seven. So is it marketing over substance, or does the lightweight roadster gain anything by being associated with the Japanese driver? Let’s get this out-of-the-way, They’re only making 10 examples, and they’re only going on sale in Japan;…

Imola 1994 – Remembering Senna

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna. Here, EngageSportMode’s editor shares a few words on what that day meant to him, and the lasting impact it had. For whatever reason, Formula 1 accidents at the San Marino Grand Prix seem to stick in my memory. Perhaps my earliest motorsport recollection is seeing…

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge – Vettel Tests Prototype

Ahead of an expected production confirmation at the Beijing Auto Show later this month, Sebastian Vettel has been behind the wheel of the F1 inspired Infiniti supersaloon. With his role as Infiniti’s Director of Performance, Vettel will seemingly have a real hand in assisting with the development of the performance four-door. Infiniti has teased his involvement with this short video, showing…

Friday Photo – Ayrton Senna

Today, 21st March, would have been Ayrton Senna’s 54th birthday. You might have already noticed a special ‘Google Doodle’ on the search engine’s front page today, depending on where you are in the world, as a tribute to the Brazilian F1 legend. We think it’s a nice, touching, way of remembering Senna, ahead of the 20th anniversary of his tragic…

Sebastian Vettel – 2013 Formula 1 World Champion

Victory in Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix meant Sebastian Vettel secured his fourth straight Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship. Love him, or hate him, there is no denying that Vettel has stamped his place in F1 history as one of the greats. It has been well documented that statistics and records matter a great deal to Vettel who,…

Friday Photo from the archives #9

Ok, it’s another FFFA which isn’t actually a photo, but a video. But, in our defence, it is quite a special video. We mentioned in yesterday’s post about F1-inspired road cars about the importance of the link between Ayrton Senna and Honda. That link is obviously, still, of importance to Honda to this day as…

F1 Inspired Road Car Specials

The new Renaultsport Megane Red Bull Racing RB8 featured recently isn’t the first, and is unlikely to be the last, road car linked to a Formula 1 racer. Here are five more with varying levels of motorsport credibility. 1. 2001 Fiat Seicento Sporting Schumacher Edition Way back at the turn of the century, there was…

Renaultsport Mégane RB8 Limited Edition on sale now

With the raft of new hot hatches currently dominating motoring headlines (Fiesta ST, Peugeot 208 GTI, Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG) it’s perhaps easy to forget that the Mégane Renaultsport is still out there after three years of being on sale. Perhaps to remind us, or more probably to plug Renaultsport’s F1 engine supply successes, Renault are offering…