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Offline sk4tec

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F1.. the good ol' days on board
« on: November 03, 2010, 10:24:19 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jJ9COemLE0&feature=related

heel and toe in an F1 car, awesome skill. V12 Honda sounds amazing!

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2010, 09:16:26 AM »
Senna at Donington!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MAvSZPHSZ4

That was one hell of a race wet,dry, wet dry... all the way through. Senna was on amazing form that day.

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 09:20:13 AM »
I still have the race on VHS (! ???) and the whole series that followed the McLaren team that season!   

It wasnt the fastest F1 car but it is my favorite. 

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010, 08:04:19 PM »
Loving the Senna clips,  and he, along with Jim Clark are my fav drivers. .     

Just a pity the Clark era didn't have as much coverage as later years/decades, as
some of these races sound  stunning  :-

Remarkable performances
Jim Clark won the 1963 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps in extremely wet, foggy and rainy conditions. After starting eighth on the grid Clark passed all of the cars in front of him, including early leader Graham Hill. About 17 laps into the race, with the rain coming down harder than ever, Clark had not only lapped the entire field except for Bruce McLaren, but he was almost five minutes ahead of McLaren and his Cooper. This would be the first of 7 victories for Clark and Team Lotus that year.

In the 1967 Italian Grand Prix at Monza after starting from pole, Clark was leading in his Lotus 49 (chassis R2), when a tyre punctured. He lost an entire lap while having the wheel changed in the pits. Rejoining sixteenth, Clark ripped back through the field, progressively lowering the lap record and eventually equalling his pole time of 1m 28.5s, to regain the lost lap and the lead. He was narrowly ahead of Brabham and Surtees starting the last lap, but his car had not been filled with enough fuel for such a performance: it faltered, and finally coasted across the finish line in third place.

also like to say how lucky we are to live in the era of true motorsport legends such as Rossi and Leob . .   so many
talents such as theirs are not appreciated until after their passing    . .   

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