Gripping Pneus· Premium Member
I wonder what the grip on the dragstrip was like in the dry? For dragging, if you walk on it you nearly leave your shoes behind as the surface is gooped.
That reminds me of a contemporaneous rule in the 1963 NHRA rule book that "ballast such as railroad track must not be wired to the front axle"I was just interested in the 1965 rules, simple and to the point
Ah, those were the days! The first F1 I can remember on tv (UK) was the 1957 Monaco GP and it must have been highlights as the races were much longer then. Motor racing wasn't allowed to spoil the uninterrupted afternoon of horse racing that was always shown. Snore. My next memory is of the 1958 Moroccan GP at Casablanca which IIRC was shown in full as it was the championship decider between Moss and Hawthorne. The horrible black pall of smoke from Stuart Lewis-Evans' fatal crash in the Vanwall was unforgettable.Some of us can remember when there was little or no TV coverage of F1, we would probably just get some very short highlights of the British GP and may be a race like Monaco and that would be it.
Red Bullsh*t?It would make a change to hear Christian Horner speaking something other than well-coached 'spin'.
"Yeah, no, We can't rule anything out or in, and are looking at all the options right now. Yeah, no. No, yeah..."
I **** the pic. Any photo's of Toto Roche?A chap out on the finishing line, waving a flag to greet competitors home, is a piece of GP 'theatre' that has long-since departed, which is a pity because it added colour and drama even after a dull race.
I can't see how the safety problem can be any worse than a tank full of petrol and we have been happy with that for over a century. As for pressurised containers on board, compressed air tanks are in normal use without problem. A catastrophic tank failure might not produce the conflagration feared as hydrogen disperses upwards very quickly together with the heat of its fire. There were a lot of survivors of the Hindenburg airship crash for this reason.The challenge is not in generating hydrogen - it is in creating an efficient fuel cell and safe means of storing liquid hydrogen so we arent driving around in bombs.
Car design is going to be interesting with fuel cells needing to only be a few centimetres thick. Your floor pan becomes the fuel cell, the motors sit inside the wheels
Would you like to re-visit that?lance and max into turn 1,but suspect max will be quicker off the line.
It often qualifies quicker than Ferrari who have a monster budget compared with Williams. Williams do a fantastic job with few(er) resources than the other teams and it is astonishing that they can be so close to the quicker teams in terms of lap times. They may be a second slower than the best teams but in a minute and a half lap time - just think about it. Count one second to yourself. Put Hamilton in the Williams and Latifi in the Merc and then see what the lap time difference would be.I hope he does well as he is really showing some great ability in a pointless car ....
I'm sure that they would have done that, had they known that the radio had failed. The problem was that the whole situation developed in about fifteen seconds and nobody knew that the radio didn't work. Sod's Law in action.Shouting, as Beardy suggests, would have been the solution, but that would have been too easy.