F1 » Button's historic Bathurst run

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March 24, 2011 9:09 AM

Yep best $5 donation ever. Found out about it on tele @ 8, rang my son and we drove 3 hrs to the track, got there @ 12, and was rewarded to 1 hrs entertainment. Huge crowd, imagine if it would have been promoted. Or was it, and I just didn't find out till that morning.


TonkaF1 - Unregistered

March 24, 2011 7:01 AM

Full of envy for monster and co that got to witness this firsthand. It would have been awesome.I watched the interview on RPM on OneHD and it seemed to go down well with Button also. Would be brilliant to see them race at Bathurst, but I guess as long as my **** points down it ain't gunna happen. Gotta have dreams I guess.


March 24, 2011 4:09 AM


CommodereS is correct, Mt Panorama could not get F1 accreditation because of the gradients on the circuit, the inside (racing line) of the "dipper" (the middle of the down hill S bends) is a 1 in 3 drop, so when the cars appear to lift their wheels through there on TV, they are actually 'falling' through the apex.

In the accompanying video you can see Jenson driving around the outside of this corner ....it would be the only way he wouldn't loose his front wing.

Anyway it was a great promotion and about 10,000 people turned up (I was there) the cost was a $1 or $2 donation to charity.


March 24, 2011 3:18 AM

Tim Mt Panorama has Class 1 accreditation from the FIA but fails to have F1 Accreditation which is a pity.

F1Fan: Glad you enjoyed the video.Pity they did not make it longer and show more of the circuit.The video does not give a true reflection of the gradient from top to bottom

Tim - Unregistered

March 23, 2011 10:18 PM

Would love to see a complete onboard lap with both jense and craig. Its a pitty that f1 is so consumed with ultra ultra safe tracks that would stop them ever coming to a track like this. But Monaco is still around and i would say its far worse than bathurst for run off etc.
Bathurst GP for 2012

Bugger - Unregistered

March 23, 2011 9:30 PM

Only difference I would have liked to see is, a speedo on Conrod Straight going into the Chase... Would love to see the difference in braking distances between the two vehicles.

WickedGreen - Unregistered

March 23, 2011 8:26 PM

Thank you to all involved, I was there and it was the most amazing couple of hours. The crowd was massive,excited and wanting more. Hope it can be repeated soon and run all day. Maybe a full grid of cars for a test day. Thanks again.

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