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Re: Ranking Niki Lauda's F1 cars!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 15:20 pm
by erwin greven

Latest post of the previous page:

Agree with that. Now it is known that Ronnie was fast in whatever he drove. But he was not a driver who could develop a car. I wonder how Niki thought about that particular car.

Re: Ranking Niki Lauda's F1 cars!

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 03:26 am
by XcraigX
Trying to breathe some life into this thread. I've put forth my opinion in the 3rd thread temporarily.

Re: Ranking Niki Lauda's F1 cars!

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 06:14 am
by PTRACER
With such a topic, you need to take control and moderate the discussion :wink: The three or four people who are taking part have already given their opinion on the cars offered. So introduce the next stage of the topic and tag a few people.

Re: Ranking Nikki Lauda's F1 cars!

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 04:50 am
by XcraigX
So now we need to settle 7th and 8th place. I'm thinking the MP4/1B from 1982 was better than the BT46 (our 9th place car), but maybe not as good as the Ferrari 312B3-74 with Niki's refined setup from the BRM.
XcraigX wrote:
3 weeks ago

7th - 1974 Ferrari 312B3-74
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Vastly improved thanks to Niki's inputs.


8th - 1982 McLaren MP4/1B
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2 wins an a podium. Had potential.

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Re: Ranking Niki Lauda's F1 cars!

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:47 pm
by caneparo
It s a close challenge. Both cars provided wins and were contenders in the hands of lauda teamate. Very hard to choose one. I d say maybe the mclaren because of being technologicaly advanced at the time

Re: Ranking Niki Lauda's F1 cars!

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 14:44 pm
by Everso Biggyballies
caneparo wrote:
3 days ago
It s a close challenge. Both cars provided wins and were contenders in the hands of lauda teamate. Very hard to choose one. I d say maybe the mclaren because of being technologicaly advanced at the time
I kind of share Toni's thoughts. The (McLaren) car itself was very good, winning I think 4 races from the two drivers.... quite remarkable in a time where the likes of Brabham, Renault, Ferrari and others were using more powerful turbo engines, the McLaren using 'only' a DFV.
I remember the British GP where Lauda won, him beating the (podium finishing) Ferraris by half a minute.

Re: Ranking Niki Lauda's F1 cars!

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:42 pm
by XcraigX
Everso Biggyballies wrote:
3 days ago
caneparo wrote:
3 days ago
It s a close challenge. Both cars provided wins and were contenders in the hands of lauda teamate. Very hard to choose one. I d say maybe the mclaren because of being technologicaly advanced at the time
I kind of share Toni's thoughts. The (McLaren) car itself was very good, winning I think 4 races from the two drivers.... quite remarkable in a time where the likes of Brabham, Renault, Ferrari and others were using more powerful turbo engines, the McLaren using 'only' a DFV.
I remember the British GP where Lauda won, him beating the (podium finishing) Ferraris by half a minute.
You guys are correct in stating this was a close one. I switched places between these two several times. So I'm comfortable changing them again.

We haven heard from @ReneLotus @Cheever and @Erwin Greven in a while. See anything on the list that you disagree with?

Re: Ranking Niki Lauda's F1 cars!

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 18:06 pm
by ReneLotus
Howdi again! Busy, busy with work.
Lauda's era was a bit before my time, so my perceptions may be a bit off.

I'd actually put the '74 Ferrari above the '82 McLaren. The McLaren was an innovative car, but never really stood out from the rest, whereas the Ferrari was always at or near the top of the field. Regazzoni might have won the title that year but for a wonky shock absorber.
The McLaren may have been innovative, but was competitive mainly due to the unreliability of everything with a turbo engine. That is also how Rosberg snuck his championship in.