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Richard Hammond's F1 connections

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    Just found this on iplayer, seems pretty interesting. Anyone else checked it out?

    EDIT: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011dcb2/Richard_Hammonds_Engineering_Connections_Series_3_Formula_1/

    (This is Tommy, you forgot the link :P)

    #168782
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    Yeah i watched it, kinda good. That Manfred Winkelhock crash was ‘something’!! It floated up into the air!

    I was fascinated how the pistons work in an engine, the tighter they are, the more faster and powerful they become.

    #168783
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    Zadak
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    That was ground effect gone wrong

    tell me if I’m wrong

    #168784
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    The fuel tank bit was very interesting, I’d never seen the kevlar bag before.

    #168785
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    DavidS
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    People outside the UK won’t be able to watch it.

    I’ll keep an eye out for this elsewhere though, looks interesting.

    #168786
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    #168787
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    Saw this two weeks ago on Discovery channel in Aus (on Foxtel – which is what they call Sky here).

    #168788
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    Pretty good, really liked the Team Lotus guys and their hi-tech method of getting the fuel tank in! And was that Coulthard driving around Silverstone?

    I wish the show had some better writing, though…

    “So this stuff is really stronger than steel?”

    “Yes, it is much stronger than steel.”

    “Wow, I can’t believe this stuff is stronger than steel!”

    #168789
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    Its a bit simple, and repetitive (i.e. F1 cars go fast thanks to eighteenth century cannon technology is not quite true. And then saying again and again, wow, that went 25% further, wow, that went so much further, wow, that made such a difference!)

    But, the tenuous connections aside its fairly interesting. If I had a child between the age of 8-14 it would probably help make them find engineering exciting, which I guess is its purpose.

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