Team Rahal Are a Bunch of Google Glassholes (w/ Video)

The infield road course at the Indianapolis hosted Formula 1 races for 8 years between 2000 and 2007, and has hosted Indianapolis Motorcycle Grand Prix since 2008, and has hosted Grand-Am events leading up to the oval-only Brickyard 400 NASCAR race for the past few years. That now storied road course, however, has never hosted IndyCars. That all changes in 2014 with the running of the inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis- and Graham Rahal (son of racing legend, CART Champion, Indy 500 winner, and F1 Team Manager Bobby Rahal) is going to show us around the track in this video, shot with Google Glass.

Now, I- along with many, many others, it seems– have a generally bad opinion of Google Glass. I don’t like the idea of everything I see being recorded, and I certainly don’t like being around people who I think may be recording what I say and do. Still, I have to admit that watching Graham Rahal power around Indy’s 2.44 mile road course in a 675 hp, ethanol-fueled IndyCar from what is probably as close as I’m going to get to his actual POV is astonishing.

Don’t take my word for it, though. Check out the video, above, presented by Engage Mobile, shot by Rahal and his pit crew using Google Glass, and titled “the Art of the Verizon IndyCar Pit Stop”, to see what I’m talking about. Enjoy!


Source | Images: Rahal Letterman Laningan Racing, via Fox Sports.


Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.