Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Racing car versus airliner - who wins?
Today an interesting race took place in New Zealand.
It was between an A1GP racing car and an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200, each occupying adjoining runways at the Auckland International Airport.
The plane won the first heat, but the racing car won the second. There are two good videos of the event. The first shows only part of the second race, but features extensive comments from the driver of the racing car, Jonny Reid.
The second was taken by a spectator and is much less clear, but shows both races, giving us a much better idea of the relative speeds involved.
Looks like a fun time was had by all.