F1 Past

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carl_w

6,429 posts

213 months

Sunday 28th June
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The Hypno-Toad said:
Please tell me you guys are watching the Ronnie Peterson documentary on Sky Documentaries right now.
Thanks for the tip. Starting it now.

The Hypno-Toad

9,996 posts

160 months

Sunday 28th June
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carl_w said:
Thanks for the tip. Starting it now.
I thought it was excellent. Ever since Senna we’ve had some great motor racing films. Hopefully this trend will continue.

Thundersports

442 posts

100 months

Get to Brands for the Masters in August and watch the top Historic F1 cars out at Westfield or Dingle Dell there's no shortage of 100% commitment! Last year Martin Stretton in his Tyrrell 012 was on the absolute limit in qualifying I was at Dingle Dell and it was breathtaking. if you get all the top guys out at once; Stretton, Lyons, Padmore, Thornton etc you're in for a treat.


dr_gn

13,684 posts

139 months

Tuesday
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Thundersports said:
Get to Brands for the Masters in August and watch the top Historic F1 cars out at Westfield or Dingle Dell there's no shortage of 100% commitment! Last year Martin Stretton in his Tyrrell 012 was on the absolute limit in qualifying I was at Dingle Dell and it was breathtaking. if you get all the top guys out at once; Stretton, Lyons, Padmore, Thornton etc you're in for a treat.
How many '90's F1 cars race in that series, and how many V-10 or V-12 cars are there?

jsf

17,017 posts

191 months

Tuesday
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dr_gn said:
How many '90's F1 cars race in that series, and how many V-10 or V-12 cars are there?
None.

The Masters FIA Historic F1 Championship is for cars up to 1985 with NA engines run under FIA appendix K rules.

LukeBrown66

20 posts

1 month

Tuesday
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dr

Basically it is full of DFV engined cars, not much variety in terms of noise, bit plenty in terms of looks.

Once you have seen it once, you have pretty much seen it, but now and then something interesting comes out like a BRM or Matra Ligier.

driving standards are hugely varied, from top drivers to rich old men plodding, but I guess you have to expect that.

Roofless Toothless

2,774 posts

87 months

Tuesday
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Thundersports said:
Get to Brands for the Masters in August and watch the top Historic F1 cars out at Westfield or Dingle Dell there's no shortage of 100% commitment! Last year Martin Stretton in his Tyrrell 012 was on the absolute limit in qualifying I was at Dingle Dell and it was breathtaking. if you get all the top guys out at once; Stretton, Lyons, Padmore, Thornton etc you're in for a treat.
One day during the nineties I was marshaling at Brands, down on the back straight behind the pits. There was an historic F1 event, and we became aware of a kerfuffle going on on the hill rising up towards Druids hairpin. Sure enough the red flags came out, and after a while we saw one of the cars coming back on two separate flat bed trucks, taking the back door into the pits just opposite us. I think it may have been a Wolf, or something of that era.

Later on one of the trackside photographers made his way past our post, so we cheerily asked if he had got the accident, and he said he had managed some shots of it, thanks. And then he added, "it's not often you see a DFV coming down the road on its own ... "

Thundersports

442 posts

100 months

Tuesday
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Roofless Toothless said:
One day during the nineties I was marshaling at Brands, down on the back straight behind the pits. There was an historic F1 event, and we became aware of a kerfuffle going on on the hill rising up towards Druids hairpin. Sure enough the red flags came out, and after a while we saw one of the cars coming back on two separate flat bed trucks, taking the back door into the pits just opposite us. I think it may have been a Wolf, or something of that era.

Later on one of the trackside photographers made his way past our post, so we cheerily asked if he had got the accident, and he said he had managed some shots of it, thanks. And then he added, "it's not often you see a DFV coming down the road on its own ... "
That was a Spirit that hit the inside barrier after losing it on the exit of Paddock.

Thundersports

442 posts

100 months

Tuesday
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dr_gn said:
How many '90's F1 cars race in that series, and how many V-10 or V-12 cars are there?
They'll be a demo at the Masters meeting for the 90s cars. If you want to see them race you need to travel to Europe to watch Boss GP but it's pot luck whether you'll see V10/V12 cars.

Roofless Toothless

2,774 posts

87 months

Tuesday
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Thundersports said:
That was a Spirit that hit the inside barrier after losing it on the exit of Paddock.
Ah, thanks for putting me right. I remember it being one of the smaller teams. It's a shame to see a historic car smashed up like that, but they look pretty sad in museums too.

jsf

17,017 posts

191 months

Tuesday
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Roofless Toothless said:
Ah, thanks for putting me right. I remember it being one of the smaller teams. It's a shame to see a historic car smashed up like that, but they look pretty sad in museums too.
Anything can be fixed and often is. biggrin