In a recent post, I wrote about seeing Tony Kanaan using an iPad in pitlane – very cool. After that, I started wondering about other IndyCar drivers and how they were using technology. In some ways it’s started a series, and I hope to feature more drivers and geekiness. I was pretty excited when I heard that Hideki Mutoh travels with a Nintendo DS. Video games were/are a big part of my life – Super Mario Brothers. FIFA soccer. Grand Theft Auto. Grand Turismo. DJ Hero – I’ve been playing them for years. And when I travel for races, I carry a PSP.
So what games does he play?
Hideki only travels with a few games, like Dragon Quest and Super Mario Kart (LOVE that game) – but those are pretty good choices. He also travel with a US & Japanese cell phone, laptop and, ooohh – he’s also got a PS3 at home for Gran Turismo. Imagine how good that would look on some of the new 3-D TV’s? Pretty good.
Before you get to the video, I thought I would pose a quick question.
What is the best racing video game of all time? Gran Turismo, Rad Racer, Super Mario Kart, ___________? Let me know.
So check out his video from the Newman/Haas garage, where he discusses video games, rain days, and what he does on a long flight to Japan.
And for our Japanese readers, here’s the video for you.