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aeolus

March 23, 2015 2:51 PM

F1 » Williams urges more fan research to develop F1


SkidCarrera: I read the headline and thought it meant Williams were researching fan-cars as a way to get more downforce.
I thought it referenced use of a fan to supply down force as per Jim Hall's CanAm 2j "sucker" car. I saw it in action at Watkins Glen with Jackie Stewart at the wheel. Jackie blasted off and left Bruce and Denny in the dust. It was amazing. Unfortunately it didn't last long as the Lexan skirts failed.

aeolus

March 23, 2015 12:54 PM

F1 » Williams urges more fan research to develop F1


I was lucky enough to see GP at Watkins Glen before Armco was installed (and after) when the cars were all propelled by Ford engines that were 1 1/2 liter I believe. and it was a terrific spectacle to see the cars relatively closely in what was nothing more than an asphalt strip winding through the trees. There is no way F-1 can ever bring that sense of participation back. The cars were tiny things without wings and the driver was clearly visible. I wonder if the demise of the traditional European tracks and the increase in slot car tracks in widely different time zones can be correlated with the decline in spectator interest. I suspect there might be something to that. Ferrari has made at least an attempt to offer a change that might revive interest. But safety concerns have resulted in insulation from what has always been the drawing card for moto racing: fear. A visceral primal reaction to danger.

aeolus

February 10, 2015 10:22 PM

F1 » F1: Alonso spurred on by ‘new motivation’


Alonzo might want to reflect on the last foray of Honda into F-1 I well remember 2 young Honda engineers in the garage with Japanese flags painted on their foreheads and on the first lap both cars blew their engines. It was sad to see their expressions. No doubt they were on the next flight back to Japan. I seriously doubt Honda will be able to match Mercedes next season.

aeolus

February 01, 2015 10:31 PM

F1 » Alonso plays down fresh McLaren-Honda issues


I remember the last time Honda was in the game they didn't do too well. I remember a shot of two young Japanese engineers in the garage with Japanese flags on their foreheads. Both Hondas blew their engines on the first lap. The look on those poor guys faces was pitiful. I hope they do well this time for competition for Mercedes but it not a sure bet.

aeolus

January 24, 2015 9:52 PM

F1 » Ferrari boss calls for F1 ‘revolution’ to win back fans


The essence of racing is wheel to wheel completion. forget the technical bits. My first GP races were at Watkins glen. No Armco. Just a narrow band of asphalt winding through the trees. Cars were tiny 1 1/2 liter but they were amazing in they were driven at top speed. I'll never forget Graham Hill hitting the Carousel without braking scrubbing off speed. If anything in the fragile Lotus broke he was history. Today it's just boring slot cars.


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