If it was the one I saw he just repeated himself :)
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Maybe they should just mount some dive sirens off old Stukas on the wings
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
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
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