According to this Italian newspaper, Max Verstappen, son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen is about to announce a deal with Mercedes F1 and will soon test the 2012 model!
Max is just 16 years old, but last season won every karting championship he entered, broke a few lap records in Formula Renault 2.0 winter testing and is now underway in his first ever full season in race car. He choose to start his career in the strong European F3 championship where he is currently in P2 after having won six races in a row in Belgium and on the Norisring. And now already to GP2 and possibly F1!
To put things on a smaller yet just as heartbreaking scale: 192 or 193 out of the 298 people on board MH17 had the Dutch nationality. My best friend for 47 years is totally devestated as, till the moment of the downing of the airplane, he was a teacher of two of them (boys 15 and 16 years of age). They perished together with their parents. Of course I'm shattered too.
That's all I have to say.
My thoughts go out to all victims, their families and their loved ones.
This is interesting. At the same place I got the Stearman book, I found a copy of Images of America: Sikorsky. It's a handy guide to all the aircraft that Igor designed both fixed wing and rotor.
The neat part is that Sergei Sikorsky had autographed the first page. Sergei is Igor's oldest son. Kind of a bonus bit there.
This photo was taken in Berlin 1932.
Edit: Bloimey! Going to have to call a foul on myself. Seems the Messerschmitt M.33 was just a mock up! Sorry about that.
Missed this link previously:
Yes, it IS alive and kickin' .... we had to overcome time constraints of both Simon and myself..... trying to make a living outside of FS means less time for developments.... but now working on the User Manual and stuff.....
This, of course, is going to be a real 'kicker' again !
Found a hardcover copy of Bower's Wings of Stearman for $12.00 at the local used book store. Could not believe my luck as most copies start at $45.00 and up.
Usually they pick the collector books out and put them in the higher priced section.:kilroy: