F1 Past

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jsf

19,219 posts

194 months

Saturday 7th September 2019
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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

311 posts

54 months

Friday 4th October 2019
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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

7,930 posts

71 months

Friday 4th October 2019
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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

6,303 posts

102 months

Saturday 5th October 2019
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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

353 posts

129 months

Saturday 5th October 2019
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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

1,094 posts

140 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

10,923 posts

146 months

Wednesday 9th October 2019
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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

669 posts

62 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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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

6,303 posts

102 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Born in Ruthin, school in Denbigh and the latter's museum hosted the exhibition to him I saw last year .

coppice

6,303 posts

102 months

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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Can I recommend the Straight from the Grid podcast featuring Jackie Ickx ? Best known for his Porsche 956 and Paris Dakar successes , younger folk may not be aware of his wonderful single seat career . He hit my radar by qualifying 3rd for the 67 German GP at the 'Ring - and he was driving a 1600cc F2 car against 3 litre F1 cars .....

Very bright, eloquent , deeply thoughtful and blessed with a generosity of spirit rarely found in racing drivers , it is a wonderful listen . and makes me feel very old - Ickx was the boyish , good looking superstar who could walk on water and now he's a73 year old looking back .

ELUSIVEJIM

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7,911 posts

109 months

Wednesday 30th October 2019
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R.I.P Russell Brookes. Very sad news. Just some footage of the great man in his big battles with McRae.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj57XpdGN4E&t=...

Eric Mc

112,425 posts

223 months

Wednesday 30th October 2019
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Did he ever try F1?

Nanni Gali also died a few days ago. I think Galli did have a few F1 races.

thegreenhell

7,642 posts

177 months

Saturday 16th November 2019
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As it's Brazilian GP weekend, it seems appropriate to take a look at the Interlagos circuit.The original layout was much longer, and when it was shortened in 1989 they simply chopped a few sections out and joined them back up by running parts of the old track in the opposite direction. Many of the corners had a lot of camber, and the perimeter track could be used as a high speed oval track.

Not the most exciting video, but here is a lap of the old track in a road car, followed by some F1 footage of James Hunt racing on the old circuit in 1977.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh0LPIT5ydw

Most of the original track is still there. The modern cars would be spectacular around there.


ELUSIVEJIM

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7,911 posts

109 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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Martin Brundle driving Ayrton Senna's 1988 McLaren MP4/4

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

ELUSIVEJIM

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7,911 posts

109 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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Eric Mc said:
Did he ever try F1?

Nanni Gali also died a few days ago. I think Galli did have a few F1 races.
Sorry, Eric just noticed your reply. Only just short of a Month late laugh

No, he was purely just a rally driver. He might have had a go at one point but I can't find any information about anything.

I didn't realise Nanni had passed away. Very sad. It's scary these drivers you once watched as a kid no longer being with us.

coppice

6,303 posts

102 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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Actually, Nanni Galli contested a number of Grands Prix in the 70s . He drove the forgotten McLaren Alfa , amongst others, and I recall seeing him drive the ill fated Tecno. Awful car , but lovely noise . And its little F3 siblings were both very successful and gorgeous looking little racers.

anonymous-user

12 months

Saturday 15th February
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Mansell passing on the outside at high speed - Mexico GP, 1990

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2g1yrGputA

Edited by Duns on Tuesday 25th February 01:18

anonymous-user

12 months

Saturday 15th February
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Denny Hulme drifting - Monaco GP, 1967

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5v9ZRckZFA&t=...






Edited by Duns on Saturday 15th February 10:31

Deesee

4,507 posts

41 months

Saturday 15th February
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Maldonado smashing everything to pieces early 2010’s

https://youtu.be/o-WrCR_6Xzk

hehe

Eric Mc

112,425 posts

223 months

Saturday 15th February
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Duns said:
Denny Hulme drifting - Monaco GP, 1967

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5v9ZRckZFA&t=...






Edited by Duns on Saturday 15th February 10:31
I just love the way these pre-downforce era cars seem to float and glide around the circuit. You can tell that the drivers are being oh-so delicate on the wheel and throttle. It's poetry in motion.