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Jeff Sikes
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brantley French wrote:
cant be too agressive in f1 though. a small bump could turn into massive damage. nascar is just more stable and you can lay into someone more. if f1 could improve the stability of the car then it would provide for some rubbing. i think it was the indy race last year, when patrick ran into someone on pit road and it tore the whole wheel off both of em.


You never saw Senna if you say that Embarassed

Huh? Have you ever seen an F1 car?

What Indy race?

Patrick who?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the new car and would enjoy seeing either one of the Brawn drivers take it all the way this year.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is going to be a great season. I think there are 10 different guys that could take it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff Sikes wrote:
Brantley French wrote:
cant be too agressive in f1 though. a small bump could turn into massive damage. nascar is just more stable and you can lay into someone more. if f1 could improve the stability of the car then it would provide for some rubbing. i think it was the indy race last year, when patrick ran into someone on pit road and it tore the whole wheel off both of em.


You never saw Senna if you say that Embarassed

Huh? Have you ever seen an F1 car?

What Indy race?

Patrick who?


1. yes i have. a long open wheel car with a rear wing. driver cockpit is open.

2. the indy 500 last year i beleive (dont hold me to it)

3. Danica Patrick (not saying i like her but she was who got in that wreck)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brantley French wrote:
Jeff Sikes wrote:
Brantley French wrote:
cant be too agressive in f1 though. a small bump could turn into massive damage. nascar is just more stable and you can lay into someone more. if f1 could improve the stability of the car then it would provide for some rubbing. i think it was the indy race last year, when patrick ran into someone on pit road and it tore the whole wheel off both of em.


You never saw Senna if you say that Embarassed

Huh? Have you ever seen an F1 car?

What Indy race?

Patrick who?


1. yes i have. a long open wheel car with a rear wing. driver cockpit is open.

2. the indy 500 last year i beleive (dont hold me to it)

3. Danica Patrick (not saying i like her but she was who got in that wreck)


Like this long open wheel car with a rear wing and open cockpit?



So it is not clear from statements 1, 2 and 3 that you've seen a Formula 1 car.

Making statements about F1 cars durability and then referring to Danica Patrick's crash in an Indy Racing League Dallara at IMS makes it seem even less likely you have seen an actual F1 car.

This is what an F1 car will do:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUkv6P-2SAw

You will not find such a creature on the grid at St Pete this weekend if you tune in Versus to watch the IRL race.

This is how durable Formula 1 cars can be:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl2tIFxSEGA
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't going to say anything... .. Danica Patrick in F1... Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is what they sound like in real life through my cheap camera.Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man that is a beautiful sound!! Very Happy

Brantley,

You are in for a real treat, Tivo the next F1 race they are down under right now and have some weird hours!


Matt,

That picture is priceless Very Happy Simon and I have a running debate about which car is faster a top fuel dragster or an F1 Car, we just can not come to common ground on where we are going to race each other! Very Happy I am insisting on at least one turn and he wants to race me in Bonneville Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here's what a first corner mele' looks like from our seats at the 2007 USGP:



And the aftermath...


Looking back towards the start/finish line:


And lastly.. the walk down Georgetown after the race:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff Sikes wrote:
Matt,

That picture is priceless Very Happy Simon and I have a running debate about which car is faster a top fuel dragster or an F1 Car, we just can not come to common ground on where we are going to race each other! Very Happy I am insisting on at least one turn and he wants to race me in Bonneville Shocked

Jeff,
I think you should take him up on the Bonneville option and run the long course. I don't think the Top Fueler will have the tank for the five mile run. Those things burn 20+ gallons in a single 1/4 mile run. He might beat you to 330+ mph, but you should pass him back - by at least mile marker 2 when he's out of nitromethane and coasting. He'll probably trip the lights on the speed trap at about 30mph.

Oh, and see if you can pickup the old BAR F1 bonneville reccord setter that turned 413 KPH at the flats back in '04. It's already setup in a low downforce configuration and Ross Brawn is probably still looking for operating cash in spite of Sir Richard Branson's financial comittment.

As an alternative, you could stipulate that you get to use Gil DeFerran's Penske Honda that ran a 388 kph lap at California Speedway in 2000 in spite of the barn door "Hanford Device" that kart made them tack onto the rear wing to turn the race into an IRL like drafting/passing festival. Top speed during the lap was well over 400 kph and if you put on an old speedway wing setup, you could probably see a sustained 450 kph / 280 mph on through the traps.

I understand Penske's auto dealers aren't doing well, so the captain might be having an asset fire sale.
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