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Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by beast, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. beast

    beast F1 Veteran

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    Well lets see only 15 more days to go and som interesting news is filtering out.

    First Sauber is offering to Ferrari access to there new cooling system for the car. It seems that Sauber is using a curved radiator similar to what have been used on sport motorcycles for years now.

    http://f1.racing-live.com/en/headlines/news/detail/040220090245.shtml

    And in other news Kimi is not happy with the power and reliability of his engines

    http://www.itv-f1.com/news/news_story/19828

    AHHHHH 2 more weeks i cannot handle this slow long wait. Lets get the show on the road!!!

    Forza Ferrari

    Rob
     
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  3. kizdan

    kizdan F1 Veteran

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    Anxiously waiting!
     
  4. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    The way I'm looking at it is: Right now we're basically back in the F1 rythm of the two weeks. We're two weeks away from the next race.

    Helps me :)
     
  5. V-10 Nut

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    Anxious as well...I suspect this will be a very interesting and competitive season. Williams looks strong, Mclaren looks like a mess, Ferrari is staying tight lipped, and watch out for Renault.
    Yes, two weeks seems like a very long time.
    Forza Ferrari !!
     
  6. 62 250 GTO

    62 250 GTO F1 Veteran

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    Now is the time. Either get behind the team or get the hell out!
    We don't need any "O, it's going to be close" or "I'm not sure this year".
    Kneel before the King or lose your head!
     
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  8. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    It has been a while...

    --Dan
     
  9. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    wait wait wait Kimi is not happy with something, go figure.

    But honestly I cant wait, It's like im a 5 year old waiting for Santa Clause.
     
  10. PSk

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    Oh come on ;), F1 is not that stupid ... I think it might be a little more sophisticated than simply a curved radiator :D, er, one hopes ... :(

    Pete
     
  11. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

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    I'm doubly psyched. We'll be out West skiing, and last year we found a bar nearby to show the race, so we'll do a repeat. What a shock THAT was to the folks who came to watch the Avalanche game!
     
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  13. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    Ohh, BTW did I tell you that I'm going to the first race!!!!! ... :D

    Pete
     
  14. beast

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    Well remember it is all in the packaging of things. The only reson that the sport bikes have them is for a reduced frontal area on the bike. If you can get a smaller radiator width wise into the side pod you can sculpt the side pod for even more optimised air flow. The only reason i think that F1 has not used them as of yet has to be the cost of custom fabrication the unit. A standard F1 radiator is already a hand made piece of art. A curved one would be a Piccaso

    BTW dont have to much fun there at the opening event ;)

    Rob
     
  15. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    Hmmm, I guess they cannot be at the forefront with everything ???

    Thanks, looking forward to it ... :D ... will be the first time my father and I have been to an F1 event together, as well as a very good mate of mine. I grew up watching races with my father so will be great to relive that experience ... we still do debrief phone calls after every F1 race :)

    Pete
     
  16. beast

    beast F1 Veteran

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    I hear you there i have been trying to drag my dad out to the USGP this year but he still does not want to go since he said "you will be to busy hanging out with all of your buddies on Ferrari Chat" i have no clue what he is talking about since i will not have any net access that weekend :D

    Rob
     
  17. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Nice little sidetrack on this thread:

    I had the pleasure of attending the British GP at Brands Hatch with my parents. My good mother dragged a full size mounted photo of Alan Jones with her. We went to the Williams pit (remember in those days regular people could walk the pitlane) and one of the mechanics took me with the picture through the pits to Alan's RV where he signed it. Unimaginable by today's standards.

    F1 in the seventies had their oil (?) radiators in front. I always thought that was a clever arrangement.

    Pete, please take some pics in Melbourne and post them here afterwards. I'm jealous, no question.

    Maybe we can put together a little photo gallery of all (?) the F1 events this year with pics from us FChatters?
     
  18. beast

    beast F1 Veteran

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    Andreas;

    Great idea :)

    Rob
     
  19. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

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    Andreas, I'm going to take pictures again this year, whichever race(s) I attend. Unfortunately my group is losing interest in Montreal, but I really want to go. Do you have your Alan Jones displayed? I don't recall seeing it. That FW07 with Saudia livery is still one of my all time favorite F1 cars.
     
  20. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Pete is covering Melbourne, I'll be in Barcelona, Jack in Montreal, Rob in Indy. That's a start and I'm sure some of our European FChatters will cover more European GPs. I think Helmut is going to Shanghai and we have an FChatter who lives in Bahrain. Heck, we could even turn it into a little contest and vote for pictures. FChat is such a cool tool.

    Yes, I have the Alan Jones picture on display now. Didn't have it when you were here last time (it was still in Switzerland). I took it in the Motodrom of Hockenheim in 79 when Alan won, but couldn't win the WC (silly rules). Not sure on this, but might have been his maiden victory just after Rega won the first ever for Williams in England.
     
  21. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    so am I :)

    can catch up for a drink on Saturday if you want.

    I'm going GA this year, the stands are a rip off unless you are damn lucky
     
  22. F1racer

    F1racer F1 Rookie

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    All that I hope for the 2004 season is that its as close as last year and that MS and Ferrari will be champion again. I would also like to see GF getting a victory.

    Oh well
    ...soon I will have to get early on weekends to watch F1.
    Can't wait!!
     
  23. PSk

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    GA is pretty good, but this year I have been lazy and got tickets in the Fangio stand ... so I can watch the START!

    BTW: You have a pm.

    Pete
    ps: Just bought a scanner ... so all set for Melbourne pictures ;)
     
  24. beast

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  25. tifosi69

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    I'm so desparate for F1 to start I actually watched DAYTONA !! DAYTONA for gosh sakes !! I need to go to Betty Ford I think.
     

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