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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Danroush » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:24 am

Tet wrote:I'm kind of surprised he hung on to the steering wheel. In a crash like that, you're better off letting go. It's too easy to break a wrist if a wheel hits the ground hard and wrenches the steering wheel out of your hands. Still, it's hard to comment without having done it (fortunately) and the roll was at least relatively sedate.

FWIW, someone I race with had a nasty crash a year ago this weekend. He's OK now, but it was a pretty major accident:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbIeb-8n5uY


How come it seems to slow down, then start spinning like mad again afterwards?
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Tet » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:12 pm

Physics. Although the car appeared to initallly roll slowly, it was still travelling forward at a surprising speed (it will have been doing around 130mph by that point) and thus will still have had a lot of energy. When the car oriented itself appropriately to allow rotation, that's where the energy went.
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Danroush » Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:38 pm

Struggling to find ways to watch F1 now I'm outside of the UK. Suggestions?
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Postby Jim » Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:52 pm

Danroush wrote:Struggling to find ways to watch F1 now I'm outside of the UK. Suggestions?


It's almost certainly on TV there, surely?
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Tet » Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:00 pm

Danroush wrote:Struggling to find ways to watch F1 now I'm outside of the UK.

Get a UK proxy and watch it on iplayer. Worked for me when I was in Germany the other month.
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Danroush » Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:28 pm

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Danroush wrote:Struggling to find ways to watch F1 now I'm outside of the UK. Suggestions?


It's almost certainly on TV there, surely?



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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Noodle » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:15 pm

So, it turns out motorsport (especially open cockpit) is extremely hazardous. It also turns out people still routinely forget this. Jules Bianchi's freak accident has aptly demonstrated this. Let's hope he makes a full and speedy recovery, and thank fuck he didn't collect any marshals!
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Jim » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:16 pm

There's plans to host street racing with BTCC and F3 around Coventry's ring road!

http://www.crash.net/btcc/news/210142/1 ... mpaign=rss

This will be awesome! :D
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Jim » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:37 pm

First run of the 2015 BTCC regulations have been announced: http://www.btcc.net/2014/10/28/regulati ... btcc-2015/

I like how the fastest lap order of race one sets the grid for race two. It basically makes race 1 also a qualifying session for race 2. It'll properly mix things up quite nicely over the course of the season!
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Danroush » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:33 am

siliconfury wrote:First run of the 2015 BTCC regulations have been announced: http://www.btcc.net/2014/10/28/regulati ... btcc-2015/

I like how the fastest lap order of race one sets the grid for race two. It basically makes race 1 also a qualifying session for race 2. It'll properly mix things up quite nicely over the course of the season!



Without making me read a long winded version which the regulations probably would be, how are they actually gonna measure that fairly without massively penalising the cars having to do more distance for their first lap (from being further back)? Or that just considered fair enough because they qualified back there for the first race.
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Jim » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:19 pm

Danroush wrote:
siliconfury wrote:First run of the 2015 BTCC regulations have been announced: http://www.btcc.net/2014/10/28/regulati ... btcc-2015/

I like how the fastest lap order of race one sets the grid for race two. It basically makes race 1 also a qualifying session for race 2. It'll properly mix things up quite nicely over the course of the season!



Without making me read a long winded version which the regulations probably would be, how are they actually gonna measure that fairly without massively penalising the cars having to do more distance for their first lap (from being further back)? Or that just considered fair enough because they qualified back there for the first race.


The winner of race 3 of the previous meeting (except the first) has 45KG of success ballast, and the other 4 runners up all carry diminishing success ballast too, for race 1 of the next meeting.

EDIT: Ballasts:

1st position: +45 Kg
2nd: +36 Kg
3rd: +27 Kg
4th: +18 Kg
5th: +9 Kg
6th or lower: 0 Kg

Full regs: http://www.btccpages.com/btcc/regs.php
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Danroush » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:33 pm

That's pretty weird but fair does.

Also, this doesn't look like it's actually real, but tbh I don't think it's far off.


Difference between F1 cars and other racing cars
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Jim » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:50 pm

Yup F1 cars go through Eau Rouge flat out. They need to, to keep up the downforce otherwise they'd loose grip.

EDIT: Same turn from another angle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHkW7Icu7Qc

The first car passes the same vantage point as your original gfycat at 0:23, probably accerelating through 160mph towards 180mph.

Another edit - this one's actually really cool, - Eau Rouge on board through the years! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myy4K9B9zT0


The final left hand turn as you exit the chicane is a brown trouser one as the apex is over the crest of the hill (you can't see it on approach).

Final edit: Here's a pic of the same turn in 1965: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8rz49Iy6boM/T ... t_b_b1.jpg
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Danroush » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:38 pm

siliconfury wrote:Yup F1 cars go through Eau Rouge flat out. They need to, to keep up the downforce otherwise they'd loose grip.

EDIT: Same turn from another angle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHkW7Icu7Qc

The first car passes the same vantage point as your original gfycat at 0:23, probably accerelating through 160mph towards 180mph.

Another edit - this one's actually really cool, - Eau Rouge on board through the years! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myy4K9B9zT0


The final left hand turn as you exit the chicane is a brown trouser one as the apex is over the crest of the hill (you can't see it on approach).

Final edit: Here's a pic of the same turn in 1965: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8rz49Iy6boM/T ... t_b_b1.jpg


I never said I doubt that they're fast, but that particular gif does look a little suspicious
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Jim » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:47 am

This is awesome. Slow-mo aerial view of a Ferrari F1 pit stop: http://fat.gfycat.com/PointlessAmusedGe ... scher.webm

Info on what's going on here: http://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfu ... owed_down/
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