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Taipan

November 13, 2014 3:06 PM
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F1 » McLaren-Honda F1 car to run on Friday


Taz: Seriously? That's progress for you :rolleyes: Considering how flimsy the cars were back then, even more kudos to the drivers doing it back then.
Yup, and too make things even worse 89 was the year after the turbos were banned in an attempt to slow things down, but it was still faster than the current crap. I've just thought of something else, in 89 the Rettifilo was a double chicane and now it's a single chicane so the track should be faster now!

Taipan

November 14, 2014 12:10 AM

F1 » McLaren-Honda F1 car to run on Friday


35edme, I wouldn't be so sure, remember the cars of 10 years ago were using grooved tyres (to slow them down) and pit stops were slower then. OK they were having fuel stops but even then if a 2003 Ferrari could complete the Monza GP 5 minutes faster than the current cars, pound for pound that makes them faster than todays cars in my book, and they sounded a hell of a lot better too.

Taipan

November 14, 2014 7:09 PM

F1 » Ecclestone: ‘No point’ F1 targeting young fans


Christ sake Bernie any last lingering doubts that you hadn't lost your mind have just vanished. I started following F1 when I was 6 years old and I certainly didn't have the money to buy TAG watches or whatever, I watched it for the excitement, the drama and the racing and in the almost 40 years since I've kept watching and bought plenty of the sponsors wares. Isn't that the usual sporting business model, get them hooked young and they'll stay loyal for life? But not Bernard, he want's to hook the 70 year old and forget everyone else. A truly ridiculous statement, in fact having this "leading" our sport is an embarrassment.

Taipan

November 13, 2014 4:06 PM

F1 » McLaren-Honda F1 car to run on Friday


35edme: If it were possible to run both cars in a race today which would you pick as the winner and by how much. The overall winners race time in 89 was 17 seconds slower than this year (still good enough for a clear 3rd behind the Mercs this year) but the race distance in 89 was about 3/4 of a km longer. The later generation of V10's were much faster, Schumacher's race time in 2003 was almost 5 minutes quicker than this years winning time and the race distance was exactly the same.

Taipan

November 13, 2014 2:41 PM

F1 » McLaren-Honda F1 car to run on Friday


On a slightly more serious note, If one of the classic McLaren's is the MP4/5 the comparisons are quite interesting or should that be worrying? The MP4/5 3.5l V10 is now 25 years old, Prost's fastest lap at Monza that year averaged 236.985 kmph the fastest lap this year averaged 236.976kmph, yes this year was fractionally slower than 25 years ago. All that money and technology invested over 25 years so that we can go a little bit slower.


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