Favourite F1 cars 1980 onwards

Favourite F1 cars 1980 onwards

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mfmman

973 posts

148 months

Wednesday 3rd February
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Dermot O'Logical said:
Does anybody remember Yamaha's ill-fated attempt at Formula 1? Legend has it that when a new engine fired up for the first time, one of the engineers would click a stopwatch, just to see how long it lasted.
There's a tale, it might be apocryphal of one of the renowned UK F1 engine specialists (like John Judd or Brian Hart) undertaking a test run of one of the in-development Yamaha engines on his dyno, then looking underneath it. When asked why he responded that he was looking for all of the lost horsepower as though perhaps it had run out into a puddle on the floor

LaurasOtherHalf

19,821 posts

161 months

Saturday 27th February
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https://www.officinacaira.com/inventory/simtek-s95...

'95 Simtek up for sale, not as pretty as the '94 granted. Please be careful perusing that website, their stockist and parts collection are something else!

sidewinder500

242 posts

59 months

Saturday 27th February
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
https://www.officinacaira.com/inventory/simtek-s95...

'95 Simtek up for sale, not as pretty as the '94 granted. Please be careful perusing that website, their stockist and parts collection are something else!
OMG

Seems that they did very good networking to market that amount of F1 cars...

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

1,881 posts

150 months

Saturday 27th February
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sidewinder500 said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
https://www.officinacaira.com/inventory/simtek-s95...

'95 Simtek up for sale, not as pretty as the '94 granted. Please be careful perusing that website, their stockist and parts collection are something else!
OMG

Seems that they did very good networking to market that amount of F1 cars...
That B188 cloud9

Insurancejon

3,824 posts

211 months

Thursday 18th March
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sidewinder500 said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
https://www.officinacaira.com/inventory/simtek-s95...

'95 Simtek up for sale, not as pretty as the '94 granted. Please be careful perusing that website, their stockist and parts collection are something else!
OMG

Seems that they did very good networking to market that amount of F1 cars...
Silvano who owns it has a main business, which is the manufacture and sale of f1 race trailers and hospitality units.....I’m sure it helps with his fun business;)

Insurancejon

3,824 posts

211 months

Thursday 18th March
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I grew up watching 80’s and 90’s f1. It’s got amazing memories for me.

Now I never really thought about the eurobruns since they actually raced, but with to keep myself occupied during my lockdown birthday last year I must say I got a bit carried away with myself and bought one in an auction last year.

When it eventually arrived in England we had a good look over it, and decided it needed to be preserved and brought back to life.

So for the last 9-10 months I’ve been working with John Danby racing and Geoff Richardson to restore it to perfect\correct condition

It arrived like this (wrong livery and rear bodywork) after sitting in a museum for 20 odd years






And after a lot of time and car, she now looks like she was when Stefano Modena used her as his rookie car





Fingers crossed we are shaking her down Saturday, ready for the demo sessions at the masters next week


coppice

6,616 posts

109 months

Friday 19th March
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Good for you . I remember seeing the Eurobrun in period and hope to renew my acquantaince with her - Silverstone Classic ?

Insurancejon

3,824 posts

211 months

Friday 19th March
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Probably joy the Silverstone, unless there are demo slots, as it’s a 3.5 not a 3.0.

But will be doing brands and anywhere else’s they will let us use her

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

1,881 posts

150 months

Friday 19th March
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That looks absolutely stunning, such a neat and simple thing with no airbox. Love the red wheels in particular.

Did Oscar Larrauri drive the other car?

Insurancejon

3,824 posts

211 months

Friday 19th March
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Piginapoke said:
That looks absolutely stunning, such a neat and simple thing with no airbox. Love the red wheels in particular.

Did Oscar Larrauri drive the other car?
Oscar actually drove this one for the race in Australaia

markcoznottz

6,451 posts

189 months

Friday 19th March
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DoubleD said:
Eric Mc said:
Definitely the Jordan 191 for me.

I wish the cars still looked something like this, all curves and swooping lines.
F1 has always moved on and tried new ideas, I'm glad that they don't still look like they did years ago.
Here’s a question. It’s hard to think of anything that doesn’t date. Even a tin of baked beans from the 70’s looks exactly as old as it is. Are there any ‘young’ F1 fans that think a ‘recent’ era car, say last six seasons, looks better than any of the old cars posted above. And much more importantly why? To me and many others the current cars are ungainly and not particularly pretty. Any reasons why the Jordan 191 is not to your liking? . This to me is timeless beauty....



https://www.grandprix247.com/2018/03/17/alan-jones...


PH User

17,653 posts

73 months

Friday 19th March
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markcoznottz said:
DoubleD said:
Eric Mc said:
Definitely the Jordan 191 for me.

I wish the cars still looked something like this, all curves and swooping lines.
F1 has always moved on and tried new ideas, I'm glad that they don't still look like they did years ago.
Here’s a question. It’s hard to think of anything that doesn’t date. Even a tin of baked beans from the 70’s looks exactly as old as it is. Are there any ‘young’ F1 fans that think a ‘recent’ era car, say last six seasons, looks better than any of the old cars posted above. And much more importantly why? To me and many others the current cars are ungainly and not particularly pretty. Any reasons why the Jordan 191 is not to your liking? . This to me is timeless beauty....



https://www.grandprix247.com/2018/03/17/alan-jones...
I didn't say that the Jordan 191 isn't to my liking?

PH is mainly older blokes, so you will always get opinions based on posters older age.

rastapasta

971 posts

103 months

Friday 19th March
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PH User said:
markcoznottz said:
DoubleD said:
Eric Mc said:
Definitely the Jordan 191 for me.

I wish the cars still looked something like this, all curves and swooping lines.
F1 has always moved on and tried new ideas, I'm glad that they don't still look like they did years ago.
Here’s a question. It’s hard to think of anything that doesn’t date. Even a tin of baked beans from the 70’s looks exactly as old as it is. Are there any ‘young’ F1 fans that think a ‘recent’ era car, say last six seasons, looks better than any of the old cars posted above. And much more importantly why? To me and many others the current cars are ungainly and not particularly pretty. Any reasons why the Jordan 191 is not to your liking? . This to me is timeless beauty....



https://www.grandprix247.com/2018/03/17/alan-jones...
I didn't say that the Jordan 191 isn't to my liking?

PH is mainly older blokes, so you will always get opinions based on posters older age.
the Jordan 191 is almost universally liked and held up as how an F1 car should look. To Irish of that generation there is the added amusement of how Jordan managed to wangle money out of the Irish government to sponsor the car also at a time when (pre celtic Tiger) the place was not exactly awash with cash.

PH User

17,653 posts

73 months

Friday 19th March
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rastapasta said:
PH User said:
markcoznottz said:
DoubleD said:
Eric Mc said:
Definitely the Jordan 191 for me.

I wish the cars still looked something like this, all curves and swooping lines.
F1 has always moved on and tried new ideas, I'm glad that they don't still look like they did years ago.
Here’s a question. It’s hard to think of anything that doesn’t date. Even a tin of baked beans from the 70’s looks exactly as old as it is. Are there any ‘young’ F1 fans that think a ‘recent’ era car, say last six seasons, looks better than any of the old cars posted above. And much more importantly why? To me and many others the current cars are ungainly and not particularly pretty. Any reasons why the Jordan 191 is not to your liking? . This to me is timeless beauty....



https://www.grandprix247.com/2018/03/17/alan-jones...
I didn't say that the Jordan 191 isn't to my liking?

PH is mainly older blokes, so you will always get opinions based on posters older age.
the Jordan 191 is almost universally liked and held up as how an F1 car should look. To Irish of that generation there is the added amusement of how Jordan managed to wangle money out of the Irish government to sponsor the car also at a time when (pre celtic Tiger) the place was not exactly awash with cash.
That's how F1 cars did look, not how they should look.

Eric Mc

115,007 posts

230 months

Friday 19th March
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The good news is that next generation of F1 cars, based on the renditions I've seen so far, will look a lot less angular and boxy than the current crop. No one is calling for 1991 cars to come back.

All I'd like to see is a return to curves and flow to the bodywork - and we may get that yet.

HighwayToHull

6,170 posts

143 months

Friday 19th March
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Eric Mc said:
The good news is that next generation of F1 cars, based on the renditions I've seen so far, will look a lot less angular and boxy than the current crop. No one is calling for 1991 cars to come back.

All I'd like to see is a return to curves and flow to the bodywork - and we may get that yet.
Ban those bloody stupid wings and we will.

PH User

17,653 posts

73 months

Friday 19th March
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HighwayToHull said:
Ban those bloody stupid wings and we will.
Which wings?

markcoznottz

6,451 posts

189 months

Friday 19th March
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PH User said:
markcoznottz said:
DoubleD said:
Eric Mc said:
Definitely the Jordan 191 for me.

I wish the cars still looked something like this, all curves and swooping lines.
F1 has always moved on and tried new ideas, I'm glad that they don't still look like they did years ago.
Here’s a question. It’s hard to think of anything that doesn’t date. Even a tin of baked beans from the 70’s looks exactly as old as it is. Are there any ‘young’ F1 fans that think a ‘recent’ era car, say last six seasons, looks better than any of the old cars posted above. And much more importantly why? To me and many others the current cars are ungainly and not particularly pretty. Any reasons why the Jordan 191 is not to your liking? . This to me is timeless beauty....



https://www.grandprix247.com/2018/03/17/alan-jones...
I didn't say that the Jordan 191 isn't to my liking?

PH is mainly older blokes, so you will always get opinions based on posters older age.
It’s nothing to do with age. In 1994 I was 20 and I thought the cars were getting less pleasing to the eye even then, the bennetons seemed very ‘blocky’ to me. I can’t remember the fw07 racing, but it is a gorgeous car no doubt. I can’t, for example remember anyone thinking the 2008 cars were ‘pretty’ . They were very functional and had loads of disjointed aero add ons. The 1995 McLaren, was, to quote Martin brundle, ‘so ugly it should have been banned’. This car was not featured in the McLaren heritage line up for shows etc. Which must mean there is a line in the sand somewhere.

PH User

17,653 posts

73 months

Friday 19th March
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markcoznottz said:
PH User said:
markcoznottz said:
DoubleD said:
Eric Mc said:
Definitely the Jordan 191 for me.

I wish the cars still looked something like this, all curves and swooping lines.
F1 has always moved on and tried new ideas, I'm glad that they don't still look like they did years ago.
Here’s a question. It’s hard to think of anything that doesn’t date. Even a tin of baked beans from the 70’s looks exactly as old as it is. Are there any ‘young’ F1 fans that think a ‘recent’ era car, say last six seasons, looks better than any of the old cars posted above. And much more importantly why? To me and many others the current cars are ungainly and not particularly pretty. Any reasons why the Jordan 191 is not to your liking? . This to me is timeless beauty....



https://www.grandprix247.com/2018/03/17/alan-jones...
I didn't say that the Jordan 191 isn't to my liking?

PH is mainly older blokes, so you will always get opinions based on posters older age.
It’s nothing to do with age. In 1994 I was 20 and I thought the cars were getting less pleasing to the eye even then, the bennetons seemed very ‘blocky’ to me. I can’t remember the fw07 racing, but it is a gorgeous car no doubt. I can’t, for example remember anyone thinking the 2008 cars were ‘pretty’ . They were very functional and had loads of disjointed aero add ons. The 1995 McLaren, was, to quote Martin brundle, ‘so ugly it should have been banned’. This car was not featured in the McLaren heritage line up for shows etc. Which must mean there is a line in the sand somewhere.
I disagree, a person's age often plays a big part in what they do or don't like.

KR158

470 posts

124 months

Friday 19th March
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Insurancejon said:
I grew up watching 80’s and 90’s f1. It’s got amazing memories for me.

Now I never really thought about the eurobruns since they actually raced, but with to keep myself occupied during my lockdown birthday last year I must say I got a bit carried away with myself and bought one in an auction last year.

When it eventually arrived in England we had a good look over it, and decided it needed to be preserved and brought back to life.

So for the last 9-10 months I’ve been working with John Danby racing and Geoff Richardson to restore it to perfect\correct condition

It arrived like this (wrong livery and rear bodywork) after sitting in a museum for 20 odd years






And after a lot of time and car, she now looks like she was when Stefano Modena used her as his rookie car





Fingers crossed we are shaking her down Saturday, ready for the demo sessions at the masters next week
I really enjoyed reading this, what a brilliant project! The original Engine cover looks so much better. I would really like to see more.
Have you considered starting a retrospective thread detailing the restoration & subsequent operation? The kind of thing Popopbangbang might have put together?