Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Formula 2000 - Drammen

Some shots from the formula 2000 race at Drammen river last saturday.


Formula 2 boats are equipped with 2-liter Mercury stock engines generating 200 HP and speeds up to 200 km/h (125 mph). Hulls of Formula 2 are the same as for Formula 1 boats and they reach minimum length of 4.8 meters and minimum weight of 513 kg (including the pilot). Due to their specially designed tunnel hulls, Formula 2 boats are able to turn almost instantaneously incurring more G forces than any other racing machine on the planet. Starting 2008 all boats racing at international venues are equipped with safety crash boxes.







































































Mikki Fors from Suomi Finland wins the race and the Europa CUP and Scandinavian CUP


24 comments:

ellen b said...

Whoa! Fabulous shots of all those very fast boats!!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Artig fotoserie. Trodde først det var en ny vri på Freddie Mercury da jeg så motoren på det første bildet :-)
Var tilskuer på en VM-runde i offshore i Trondheim i 2005. Heftig med slike båtrace.

CaBaCuRl said...

What powerful boats...zooming around on the river...what an amazing experience it would be to ride in one!

Denise said...

WOW! How exciting, the pictures are so up close and action packed.

Thanks for your contribution!
Dx

leslie said...

Wow! That was FUN! I felt like I was right there! I'd like to try that! :D

Denise said...

Hi, John
much like the explanations on the Formula 2 boats. the photos are wonderful, I feel no desire to go home, but must review the other participants of the ABC Wednesday.
hugs, Denise

babooshka said...

Speed machines. How would like one of those. Fabulous.

Texas Travelers said...

Great photographs as usual.

I have driven cars 150 mph.
Boats that fast - No Way.
When they wreck at that speed - too bad.

Come visit our F,
Troy

Kim from Hiraeth said...

That's a great photo journalism piece!

The sky was amazing that day, wasn't it?

Kim said...

That looks like fun!!! The sky in some of these shots looks so beautiful.

naturglede said...

Her var det fart og moro. Herlige bilder. Ha en fin dag:)

Aileni said...

Great, colourful shooting.
Once I would have loved to have a go at that.

Cathy - As the World Flops said...

Great selection for F.. very nice photos.

Randi said...

Fyflate!! sånn vil jeg også kjøre!! men det tørr jeg ikke når alt kommer til alt...hehehe
Råe bilder du kommer opp med. Har du gått opp i størrelse igjen? på bildene altså...hahahaha.

Og hils til Lena fra oss. Gi henne iallefall en go klem fra oss.

RuneE said...

Det var et innlegg med Fart i! Jeg må si det så både Farlig og Fasinerende ut. Det må ha vært et Fryktelig bråk!

Det gikk tydeløigvis ikke like bra for alle?

God dokumkentasjon - som alltid.

Marcos Santos said...

Hello John

It could not fail to comment on those incredible pictures.

That event!
In Brazil, call the super-radical!

ArneA said...

Det fryktelige monsteret i første bilde ble raskt supplert med noen fantastiske race-shots.
Supert

Bear Naked said...

That looks like it was a Fun-Filled day of photographing Fast boats.
Fantastic photos.

Bear((( )))

Old Wom Tigley said...

A fantastic set of pictures.. looks a great sport to have been watching.

Tommy V said...

WOW not that looks like a blast. Great pictures they show so much.

Ackworth Born said...

I saw the title of your post before visiting and was expecting cars rather than boats.

PS The sculptures on blog today are not in a park as such. They are all actually "garden ornaments" and are for sale - I don't think any of them come cheap though.

Luckily one can look without buying.

becky voyles said...

Absolutely awesome photos as always, John! I could feel the water moving in some of them.

Louis la Vache said...

Great series of action shots and a perFect choice For "F" Wednesday!

Was the loser awarded a year's supply of lutefisk? ;-)

kouji said...

such slick, slick machinery there. :) cool. :)