Welcome to The Grid, R&T's quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning.
For what might be the first time in the last few years, Alonso's name and a McLaren were far and away at the top of the timesheets during an F1 session. But there's a bit of an issue: Alonso was during the test.
The weather this week in Barcelona has been the opposite of cooperative, with snow and freezing temperatures keeping most teams in the garage until the afternoon. A total of 17 laps were turned yesterday–not just by Alonso, by everyone combined–and Alonso was the only one out long enough to set a time. So, congrats Fernando?
German Diesel Ban?
Diesel hasn't really had a great couple of years as a fuel, if you haven't heard. Now, Germany has made it possible for the fuel to be . This could actually be the beginning of the end for diesel in the country, as bans from cities are likely the beginning in the fight against air pollution.
How Waymo Works
Ever wonder what a self-driving car sees? Waymo released this excellent/kind of scary 360 video of one of its cars driving all on its own. The rise of the machines is upon us.