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ratchet69

November 12, 2012 9:51 AM

F1 » Lotus to trial Coanda upgrades again


It's not a made up name, as I thought, it's actually a concept that was known about over 200 years ago. In the concept that expelled (exhausted) air will cling to a convex surface thereby providing lift for aircraft. Turn it upside down and you get downforce. These engineers are brilliant, are they not? Gets it's name from Henri Coanda, a Romanian aerodynamics pioneer and not from Loreal, Paris as I at first suspected.

ratchet69

November 10, 2012 2:14 PM

F1 » F1 2012 POLL: Will the US GP be a success this time?


Surely Harry, there are more important things to consider than the celebrity girlfriend of one of the drivers. If celebrity is more important, to the US fan, then F1 in the USA is doomed as, being a World Championship where the participants actually come from all over the world, many drivers, as well as their home countries, will be totally unknown to the spectators. Please, someone tell me that the interest in F1 in the USA goes deeper than that.

ratchet69

November 04, 2012 10:55 AM

F1 » RBR mystified by fuel check failure


ah seng. A simple question requiring a simple answer. Q1. 24 cars all setting a fastest time. Slowest seven dumped out. Q2. 17 cars all setting a fastest time. Slowest seven dumped out. Q3. Fastest car wins pole. Last year these cars had to enter Q3 with race fuel on board. This year they can run on a minimum amount of fuel and refuel before the start of the race. Must start race on the tyres used in the qualifying lap.

ratchet69

November 04, 2012 10:18 AM

F1 » F1 has never worked in US, insists TMS owner


It's always about the money. Circuit owners can only recoup their costs from the paying public. As the price for hosting a GP rises steeply each year so the ticket prices are hiked up to cover the extra cost. Fans are driven away by the cost and seek entertainment elsewhere, the circuit falls out of favour and a new, preferably government backed, Tilkedrome is selected to take it's place in the calendar. Hence the relentless drive of Formula One toward the petrodollar soaked Arab states and the Far East.


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