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by Gimax
Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Today is a sad day for the history of F1...
Replies: 102
Views: 14420

Re: Today is a sad day for the history of F1...

I think you may have missed the point, 30 years ago they were used to make large engines even more powerful, next year they are being used to make small engines more powerful. It's not the turbo that's important, its the size of the engine. Ehh? Thirty years ago in F1 the turbo-charged engines were...
by Gimax
Fri May 24, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Physics/Maths of F1 acceleration and speeds
Replies: 80
Views: 9358

Re: Physics/Maths of F1 acceleration and speeds

Anyone else getting the feeling that Flyboy is getting a little chuckle out of how many times he can ask the same question and get the same answer (relative). I'm actually chuckling more at the number of different answers I'm getting to the same question. Who'd have thought so many people with an i...
by Gimax
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren-Lamborghini in 1993... why didn't they do it?
Replies: 19
Views: 3286

Re: McLaren-Lamborghini in 1993... why didn't they do it?

Lamborghini was owned at the time by GM, who didn't want to invest in the engine. McLaren had a customer deal with Ford for '93, however the Lambo V12 was evaluated as an alternative for '93 in the absence of anything else, and if it had looked a better bet than the Ford early in the season it migh...
by Gimax
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2013 Bahrain GP Practice and Qualy thread..
Replies: 193
Views: 27989

Re: 2013 Bahrain GP Practice and Qualy thread..

Zain telecom a company of Airtel india is the new title sponsor for Mclaren Zain and Vodafone are the same company, since Sep 2012 Airtel Telecom bought Zain back in 2010. The Vodafone thing is just a partnership to share bandwidth. Vodafone and Zain announced a partnership last September: http://w...
by Gimax
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: McLaren-Lamborghini in 1993... why didn't they do it?
Replies: 19
Views: 3286

Re: McLaren-Lamborghini in 1993... why didn't they do it?

There's a fuller explanation of the McLaren/Chrysler flirtation here: http://8w.forix.com/mc-lambo.html
by Gimax
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: toto wolff drunk?
Replies: 22
Views: 4089

Re: toto wolff drunk?

I think the real Toto Wolff probably knows how to spell Brackley too!
by Gimax
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FRIC System
Replies: 35
Views: 5078

Re: FRIC System

Deja vu all over again! Fundamentally, this is the same principle as the Hydrolastic suspension system that my first ever car (an 850 cc Mini) had back in 1969 (or the earlier, more complex hydro-pneumatic system developed by Citroen). BMC's Hydrolastic was never used in F1 but it was tried in Indy ...
by Gimax
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fitness
Replies: 53
Views: 6343

Re: Fitness

Currently, Sebastian Vettel's diet is mostly humble pie and his exercise regime is dodging the media
by Gimax
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best one-liners from the world of motorsport
Replies: 80
Views: 11364

Re: Best one-liners from the world of motorsport

"Like riding a bicycle around your living room"

Nelson Piquet's description of racing at Monaco
by Gimax
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are They All Pay Drivers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1943

Re: Are They All Pay Drivers?

I think BlackBerry's sponsorship of Mercedes is their first foray into F! - certainly don't recall them sponsoring McLaren previously. Perhaps you're thinking of Siemens or SAP, who did sponsor McLaren in a small way some time ago: http://static.flickr.com/52/194054577_626b7d4152.jpg
by Gimax
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best one-liners from the world of motorsport
Replies: 80
Views: 11364

Re: Best one-liners from the world of motorsport

"Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere."

Colin Chapman
by Gimax
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best one-liners from the world of motorsport
Replies: 80
Views: 11364

Re: Best one-liners from the world of motorsport

"When the flag drops, the bullshit stops"

Jack Brabham
by Gimax
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Button's strategy
Replies: 15
Views: 2518

Re: Button's strategy

One question here... you have to use the same set of tyres as quali or same kind?? as in if a driver uses one set of super softs for quali and a new set of super soft to start race... or has to be same super soft which he used in quali? The exact same set of tyres that he driver set their fastest l...
by Gimax
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Group Lotus to be wound up
Replies: 9
Views: 2368

Re: Group Lotus to be wound up

Even if Group Lotus were to be liquidated it wouldn't affect the Lotus F1 team, which is neither owned nor sponsored by Group Lotus. The only connection between the two companies is the name.
by Gimax
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.
Replies: 46
Views: 6636

Re: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.

Damon Hill testing a Ligier at Suzuka in 1996 http://bandverde.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/damonhillbridgestone.jpg Technically speaking, he was testing tires in a Bridgestone car A Bridgestone car that just happened to be a Ligier - and at the exact time that he was pondering whether to accept an ...
by Gimax
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.
Replies: 46
Views: 6636

Re: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.

I'm surprised this one hasn't already been posted - James Hunt testing a Williams in 1990, when he was thinking about making a comeback. The test was enough to convince him to stay in retirement.

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by Gimax
Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.
Replies: 46
Views: 6636

Re: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.

Perhaps I was wrong about that Ligier seat - here is Niki testing a Ligier at Zandvoort in 1977

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by Gimax
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.
Replies: 46
Views: 6636

Re: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.

The only time James Hunt and Niki Lauda were seriously interested in a Ligier seat?

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by Gimax
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.
Replies: 46
Views: 6636

Re: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.

1972 and the Matra MS120 again but this time it's Zeltweg and the interloper in the cockpit is Niki Lauda

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by Gimax
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.
Replies: 46
Views: 6636

Re: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.

Another Graham Hill extra-curricular drive. This time helping out Matra by doing a day's testing in an MS120 at Jarama in 1972 because regular driver Chris Amon was ill. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_rTlrAga1eQQ/SPvYt8qfo1I/AAAAAAAAB4o/_lT4Tz4z_Go/s320/Hill_Graham_TEST_MatraMS120.jpg
by Gimax
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.
Replies: 46
Views: 6636

Re: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.

Damon Hill testing a Ligier at Suzuka in 1996 http://bandverde.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/damonhillbridgestone.jpg Technically speaking, he was testing tires in a Bridgestone car A Bridgestone car that just happened to be a Ligier - and at the exact time that he was pondering whether to accept an ...
by Gimax
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.
Replies: 46
Views: 6636

Re: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.

Graham Hill driving the Ferguson P99 in the Tasman Series 1963 http://www.theroaringseason.com/attachment.php?s=ef45fc1fcbdef362c4761499c4e127fa&attachmentid=7187&d=1334031526 and Graham Hill again - this time in a Porsche 718 at the 1960 Solitude Grand Prix http://8w.forix.com/ghill/gh-soli...
by Gimax
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.
Replies: 46
Views: 6636

Re: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.

Damon Hill testing a Ligier at Suzuka in 1996

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by Gimax
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.
Replies: 46
Views: 6636

Re: F1 drivers in 'not their usual' racing cars.

Bruce McLaren driving an Eagle-Weslake in the 1967 French Grand Prix http://www.buyf1merchandise.co.uk/product_images/eagle-t1g-acf-grand-prix-1967-8-b-mclaren-1-43.jpg And returning the favour - Dan Gurney driving a McLaren Ford in the 1968 US Grand Prix http://www.grandprixlegends.com/Images/Produ...
by Gimax
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula One and the Indianapolis 500
Replies: 16
Views: 3131

Re: Formula One and the Indianapolis 500

The period when full-time F1 drivers also raced in the Indy 500 was actually quite brief - just a decade from Jack Brabham's pioneering drive in the Cooper T54 in 1961 to 1971 when Denny Hulme and Jack Brabham flew the flag for active F1 racers for the final time. Even between 1950 and 1960, when th...
by Gimax
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula One and the Indianapolis 500
Replies: 16
Views: 3131

Re: Formula One and the Indianapolis 500

I think it's a relic of the old era, where as others have said you could combine the two. The closest you'll see these days is when someone wins the Indy 500 and then transfers across to F1, which is pretty rare in itself, only Villeneuve has done it in recent years from when I remember (ironic con...
by Gimax
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Will Force India run as a 1 car team??
Replies: 25
Views: 4961

Re: Will Force India run as a 1 car team??

From the FIA F1 Sporting Regulations 2012: 19) CHANGES OF DRIVER 19.1 a) During a season each team will be permitted to use four drivers. Changes may be made at any time before the start of the qualifying practice session provided any change proposed after 16.00 on the day of scrutineering receives ...
by Gimax
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: HRT cars sold to Spanish auto-breaker
Replies: 8
Views: 3144

Re: HRT cars sold to Spanish auto-breaker

So much for the "Scorpion Racing" fairy story! For this year yes, but if it it isn't vapor and they are trying to make it onto the grid next year last years chassis wouldn't be much use to them. Scorpion was intending to operate with just 60 staff (half the HRT workforce) including those ...