F1 » Brawn fears return of tyre struggles in Belgium

Ross Brawn: Quite frankly, I still don't have any idea whether this [new] tyre is the one that suits us more or less than anyone else.

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August 07, 2013 7:28 PM

I still say, 1 soft, 1 inter, and 1 hard compound at the start of the season.
Followed by 3 days testing, and then: "That's it lads for the year, there will be no changes, set your cars up and have fun"
No more mid-season faffing about, and a level playing field for all.


August 07, 2013 8:56 PM

Taipan, with excuses to jack And Crash for going off topic, if you are anyway near Glyn Neath south Wales do take the opportunity and visit Walters arena King of the valleys 9-11th this week, if you can visit let me know and I will give you contact information (very close friends) and you will be treated to as much bear as you can down at licensed bar on my behalf. 4 (local to me) 4*4 buggies locally build left for Glyneath on Monday (trucked) and the four crews all close friends of mine will leave tomorrow, 2 of the buggies are rover 3.9 v8 engines+ ZF automatic+ Volvo portal axles, the 2rd (brand new build) is 4.8 litre rover v8 engined, one is Toyota 3 litre diesel engined and gearbox/axles. Am at present putting the finishing touches to a total rebuild and upgrade from 3.9 to 4.2 rover V8 belonging to another buggie returned with engine damage from the CROATIA TROPHY.


August 07, 2013 9:32 PM

Thanks very much for that kind offer Sunny, believe it or not I own a house that's only 6 or 8 miles from Glynneath! Sadly I can't make it over there for the next month or so.
The King of the Valleys is a serious challenge I wish your friends and vehicles well.
How tough was it to fit the portal axles?
There's usually a KotV website, I'll keep an eye on it to see if I can spot any of your mates.


August 07, 2013 10:16 PM

Taipan, a pity you can't attend, the Volvo ex military portal axles are no problem at all to fit as the tubular frame /cam gage is designed for a 4 link suspension set up using (solid 7075 aluminium round bar and rose joints), all portals used and fitted locally one of which have rear wheels (all wheel steering) I was involved with, the big job (machining) is converting them to disc brakes, the springing is by 14 inch travel oil/nitrogen shock absorbers (no springs).

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