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post #991 of 3083
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

I just watched Kimi's post race interview. biggrin.gif

I think that's a new height in the art of interviewing, even for Kimi. Love it!

If it was the one I saw he just repeated himself :)

post #992 of 3083
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post
 

If it was the one I saw he just repeated himself :)


The one I saw was about 43 seconds of a dirty look.

 

 

Still. He'll never top the Brazil interview from way back when.

post #993 of 3083
post #994 of 3083

Famous last words by Kimi.

post #995 of 3083

When I saw that, I thought it was the best interview ever.

 

Then my internet died so I couldn't say, but now it's back so I can!

post #996 of 3083
'A vuvuzela style megaphone exhaust tested by Formula One leaders Mercedes in Spain on Wednesday failed to make the quieter new cars sound any louder, race driver Nico Rosberg said on Wednesday. “It just didn’t work. It didn’t make it much louder. So we’ll just have to look for another solution.”'

Um ....





GOOD!
post #997 of 3083
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

'A vuvuzela style megaphone exhaust tested by Formula One leaders Mercedes in Spain on Wednesday failed to make the quieter new cars sound any louder, race driver Nico Rosberg said on Wednesday. “It just didn’t work. It didn’t make it much louder. So we’ll just have to look for another solution.”'

Um ....





GOOD!


Maybe they should just mount some dive sirens off old Stukas on the wings:D

 

 

post #998 of 3083
Ooooorrrr, maybe they should get over it already and enjoy the sound and the show.
post #999 of 3083
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

Ooooorrrr, maybe they should get over it already and enjoy the sound and the show.


Hell no! Why do that when you can RD away a half billion trying to make a sound?

 

Get with the program will ya! This is the new "cost controlled" F1:D

post #1000 of 3083
I think they should allow some boudries to be pushed as a trade-off of the boring sound, maybe a 22k+ RPM limit? That would be interesting.
post #1001 of 3083

Alright then, there's always the bicycle inner tube trick.

 

post #1002 of 3083
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Originally Posted by Muinarc View Post

I think they should allow some boudries to be pushed as a trade-off of the boring sound, maybe a 22k+ RPM limit? That would be interesting.


Problem there was back in the day of 19.5 redlines they were pushing the limits of the induction charge going supersonic, with evil effects. Remember the sudden unreliability of Schumachers Ferrari motors near the end there.

 

Still part of me wishes they had continued on. Who knows what kind of stuff would have been emergent from supersonic induction:veryevil:

post #1003 of 3083
Well I'm going off the assumption they can do better since Honda had racing motorcycles like the RC166 in the late 60's hitting 18k RPM and some of their twins were at 22k RPM... and that's without computers!

http://world.honda.com/MotoGP/history/RC166/
post #1004 of 3083
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Originally Posted by Muinarc View Post

Well I'm going off the assumption they can do better since Honda had racing motorcycles like the RC166 in the late 60's hitting 18k RPM and some of their twins were at 22k RPM... and that's without computers!

http://world.honda.com/MotoGP/history/RC166/


Yup, but you need to understand that the engines are vastly different animals operating in completely different environments. I'm not saying it was not a solvable issue. They more or less got caught flat footed by that one. The air pressure over an F1 car body changes so much during a race it's not surprising that something like that occurred at high rev limits. Get behind a car and you're in low pressure, all of a sudden you get back out into airflow and the effect is like instantly doubling the boost on a turbocharger with no wastegate.

 

Might have made for some very interesting race strategies though. Number two drivers pulling over seemingly to let number one by only to have his engine detonate instead :eek:

post #1005 of 3083
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

Ooooorrrr, maybe they should get over it already and enjoy the sound and the show.

This.

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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

Ooooorrrr, maybe they should get over it already and enjoy the sound and the show.

And this.



All this talk of megaphones, fake sparks, vapour trails, glowing brake discs etc makes DRS seem like traditional old school racing. I really don't understand what the fuss is about. Yes, Merc is dominant, but anyone who has followed F1 at all ... ever, knows this isn't extraordinary. There has been some great racing this year. In the past there have been many, many years where almost every single race was just a procession from T1 to chequered flag.

The cars have been designed around 10-15000 rpm. You can't just crank it up. Yes, I preferred the V12 sound, but I MUCH prefer drivers having to actually drive their cars. So far, this has been a very interesting year in F1 - I think we are watching an F1 championship that will go into the books alongside some of the most famous. Anyone who thinks the racing/strategy/intra-team drama has been boring does not understand what F1 is about. No, I don't want 4 years of run-away domination. Ferrari has the budget. Red Bull have the budget. McLaren have the budget. Honda have the budget. Let them get their act together and up their game.

Monaco is the perfect chance for them to get something back.
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