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Schoolyard squabbles
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bra
2017-07-06 15:37:00 UTC
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If it weren't for the money and the sponsors, nobody, including Hamilton and Vettel, would care.

God knows they and many more barged and blocked and banged wheels all day long in the top kart ranks, and in Formula Ford they'd still be grinning, not issuing corporate PR statements and poses.

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~misfit~
2017-07-07 04:40:47 UTC
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Post by bra
If it weren't for the money and the sponsors, nobody, including
Hamilton and Vettel, would care.
God knows they and many more barged and blocked and banged wheels all
day long in the top kart ranks, and in Formula Ford they'd still be
grinning, not issuing corporate PR statements and poses.
Of course. To continue the analogy you started with the subject, in those
races they're still in primary school. By the time a driver gets to F1
they're supposed to have left those silly shennanigans behind.
--
Shaun.

"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
a425couple
2017-07-08 18:51:22 UTC
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If it weren't for the money and the sponsors, ---
By the way, this has some info 'near' a subject you
asked about a while back.

https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comments/30taj2/ot_how_much_downforce_does_indycar_have_compared/

And by the way, yes I do recall one of the major US/Canada
magazines a few years back wanting to do a real life road
test on a then current Indycar.
A major team (Ganasi?) loaned them one ready to go for a
road course (Mid-Ohio?), and yes, when they were at speed
(180?) and lifted off the gas, the Aero slowed them at
more than 1 G.
bra
2017-07-08 21:39:47 UTC
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If it weren't for the money and the sponsors, ---
By the way, this has some info 'near' a subject you
asked about a while back.
https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comments/30taj2/ot_how_much_downforce_does_indycar_have_compared/
Thanks for that posting --- everyone should read it.

When one of the magazines tried out the Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans prototype, they described the eerie knowledge and sensation that entering a curve slowly would send the car understeering clumsily off the track, but as speed increased it gripped better until exceeding a critical velocity when that weird "on rails" phenomenon occurred.

Andretti hated ground effects; he said that if a green rookie could pass him on Indianapolis's turn 3, then what was the point of being a driver? He also loathed the SNAP total loss of grip if his or the rookie's car lost aero.
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