F1 Past

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jsf

13,983 posts

182 months

Saturday 7th September
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The Shadow DN8 featured in the programme starts on the front row in the Masters Historic
Formula One race at Zandvoort today.

A44RON

118 posts

42 months

Friday 4th October
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https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28474453...

One of the most fascinating articles I've read on the subject. Puts into perspective how other-worldly impressive even average F1 drivers are.

"At one point, I tried briefly to listen without earplugs; the shriek was musical but also insufferable. A piercing, ice-pick pain, as if a tiny knife was lodged in my ear canal and was attempting to burrow its way out. Wonderful."

God I love these machines.

paulguitar

3,505 posts

59 months

Friday 4th October
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A44RON said:
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28474453...

One of the most fascinating articles I've read on the subject. Puts into perspective how other-worldly impressive even average F1 drivers are.

"At one point, I tried briefly to listen without earplugs; the shriek was musical but also insufferable. A piercing, ice-pick pain, as if a tiny knife was lodged in my ear canal and was attempting to burrow its way out. Wonderful."

God I love these machines.
Brilliant piece, thanks for posting.



coppice

5,522 posts

90 months

Saturday 5th October
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It is probably 30 years- the days of Supercar Classics , and Car and Driver and R n T at their best - since I've read such good prose about the subject . I always loved American journalism , its punchiness , wit and and style ,and this exemplifies it magnificently.

yoshisdad

318 posts

117 months

Saturday 5th October
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A44RON said:
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28474453...

One of the most fascinating articles I've read on the subject. Puts into perspective how other-worldly impressive even average F1 drivers are.

"At one point, I tried briefly to listen without earplugs; the shriek was musical but also insufferable. A piercing, ice-pick pain, as if a tiny knife was lodged in my ear canal and was attempting to burrow its way out. Wonderful."

God I love these machines.
Thank you for posting this.
Brilliant!

stevesuk

955 posts

128 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Found this the other day which I thought may be of interest in this thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi5zlJdPlhE

I knew about the Alfa Procar project - what I didn't know what in 1986 they were testing a 3.5L V10 engine in a turbo era F1 chassis.

The sound where the car is on the track sounds just like the F1 V10 shriek from the 1990s - especially the fly-by at the end.

Europa1

8,940 posts

134 months

Wednesday 9th October
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coppice said:
On BBC iplayer do check out the Sporting Mavericks series - one episode of which features Tom Pryce , the Welsh F1 driver killed at Kyalami in 1977. A very moving portrait of a lost talent (one third of the Lost Generation triumvirate so beautifully written about by David Tremayne ) . I found it almost unsettling , as I had been present at so many of the events shown on film .

There was a lovely exhibition about Tom's life at Denbigh , Tom's home town . last year which OH and I visited , and I contributed a programme from one of Tom's early races at Oulton .
I happened upon this by accident on the iPlayer. It was a fascinating programme, a look back at a bygone era, and yet there were faces that are familiar today- Jackie Stewart, Frank Williams, Niki Lauda.

EagleMoto4-2

649 posts

50 months

Thursday 10th October
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yoshisdad said:
coppice said:
On BBC iplayer do check out the Sporting Mavericks series - one episode of which features Tom Pryce , the Welsh F1 driver killed at Kyalami in 1977. A very moving portrait of a lost talent (one third of the Lost Generation triumvirate so beautifully written about by David Tremayne ) . I found it almost unsettling , as I had been present at so many of the events shown on film .

There was a lovely exhibition about Tom's life at Denbigh , Tom's home town . last year which OH and I visited , and I contributed a programme from one of Tom's early races at Oulton .
Thank you for letting us know about this great programme.
I've visited his home town and seen the sculpture dedicated to him.
Great footage of F1 from the 70's.
I believe Tomy Pryce's home town is actually Ruthin. I also watched this program and it had some footage of Ruthin town centre in the 70's. It hasn't changed much at all and I have also seen the memorial to Tom in the town. Some have said that had he survived he would have been world champion.

coppice

5,522 posts

90 months

Thursday 10th October
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Born in Ruthin, school in Denbigh and the latter's museum hosted the exhibition to him I saw last year .