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Worst cars to carry the #1

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Re: Worst cars to carry the #1

Post by DoubleFart » 1 month ago

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I would agree if it wasn't for the fact that it was driven by statistically the greatest f1 drivers who's ever lived. That has to be taken into account.
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Post by Michkov » 1 month ago

Fangio never drove the F310

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Michkov wrote:
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Fangio never drove the F310
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Post by Antonov » 1 month ago

before we forget!

the 1998 Lotus

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Post by erwin greven » 1 month ago

1988....
wikipedia wrote: Late in the 1988 season, former three-time World Champion Jackie Stewart test drove the 100T at the Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk, England, which was Lotus's test track at the time. Within a few short laps he identified the car's basic problems.
He said that the car lacked rigidity despite its carbon fibre and kevlar monocoque, and that the chassis couldn't handle the abrupt power delivery of the turbocharged Honda engine which made the car difficult to drive, a common complaint of Piquet and Nakajima, as well as the team's test driver Martin Donnelly. He also noted how cramped the driving position was and that the steering wheel and instrument panel were so close together that it made the panel almost unreadable.
Stewart managed to spin and stall the car on one lap at the "Bomb Hole" corner when his driving glove was caught in the small space between the steering wheel and the top of the cowling and had to turn off the engine in order to be able to take his glove off to untangle it. He also said that "It was not a car that Nelson Piquet would have wanted to drive too many more times" and rated the car as "Perhaps one of the more disappointing cars I drove".
When questioned about Stewart's findings during practice for the season ending Australian Grand Prix, Peter Warr refused to say what the Scot had reported, only stating that he had correctly identified problems which the team was already trying to fix.
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Post by DoubleFart » 1 month ago

What was the point of the test? Surely Piquet's info was enough?
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Post by Cheeveer » 1 month ago

DoubleFart wrote:
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What was the point of the test? Surely Piquet's info was enough?
To make TV out of it.
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Post by John » 1 month ago

DoubleFart wrote:
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What was the point of the test? Surely Piquet's info was enough?
There was a whole heap of test drives made by JYS for TV. He drove Jones' 1980 Williams as well. They are quite interesting, all of them.





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Post by Michael Ferner » 1 month ago

JYS was not testing for the team, but for the press.
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Post by PTRACER » 1 month ago

The most interesting thing I haven't properly seen was when JYS tested all of 1978s top F1 cars at Paul Ricard. I still haven't worked out what or who he did that for.

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Post by erwin greven » 1 month ago

Maybe because he was a Ford ambassador. Most cars ran Ford V8's
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Post by Michkov » 1 month ago

Yet the Brabham was an Alfa powered car.

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The usual. Bottom line. $$$$$$. :whistling:
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jimclark wrote:
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The usual. Bottom line. $$$$$$. :whistling:
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