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What F1 car is this?

This topic contains 14 replies, has 11 voices, and was last updated by Avatar of damonsmedley damonsmedley 2 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #131143
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    damonsmedley
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    @iamsa8 and I went to the Australian Grand Prix on the weekend, and we came across an old F1 car painted in a promotional livery for the event. Being fanatics, we couldn’t help but wonder what it originally was. So here’s a fun game for everyone — guess the car!

    #196793
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    duncanmonza
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    The 2 seater is a Minardi, this is painted the same so maybe it is too?
    It doesn’t look very real though.

    #196794
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    Adam Tate
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    Jordan 198?

    #196795
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    Adam Tate
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    Arrows A22 or so?

    #196796
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    DavidS
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    It’s probably a fake…most of those promo cars are.

    #196797
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    Meander
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    I don’t think it’s fake. It seems so famiiliar!

    #196798
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    Asanator
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    I reckon it is a 1999 BAR Honda – the dual livery horribleness!

    #196799
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    glue
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    It is the BAR 001, looking at the nose shape and the overhead air intake.

    #196800
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    Meander
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    Very well spotted! I was searching in the right years, but wrong teams.

    On a side note, how BAR thought they would be winning races with this thing beats me – it’s such a simple car!

    #196801
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    Andy2286
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    That’s very impressive guys… I feel humbled

    #196802
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    nefor
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    I thought it was a Minardi as per Duncanmonza’s suggestion. The car on this page looks very similar: http://www.minardif1x2.com/

    Infact if you Google “Minardi Swisse F1 two seater” you get a number of articles about it.

    #196803
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    glue
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    It is quite primitive, even compared to 1999 standards. Most of the other teams had gone for sculpted noses (with the EJ10 being an extreme example http://b.f1-facts.com/ul/a/5522), angled/curved front wing mounts (http://b.f1-facts.com/ul/a/5422), more aggressive and less boxy side-pod entries such as these two beauties, the Stewart SF2 and the Prost AP01
    http://b.f1-facts.com/ul/a/5356

    and the AP02 was a looker as well, with the stubbed, gilled corner of the sidepod http://b.f1-facts.com/ul/a/5432
    along with the Arrows A20 with its rear outlet ‘humps’ in the sidepods http://b.f1-facts.com/ul/a/5467

    There was such variety in car design back then, but it also struck the right balance between having distinguishable cars through significant shapes (sidepods, front wing, headrest etc) and not a masively unbalanced field of cars (relative to the 70s innovations, for instance). These 2012 stepped-nosed vaccum cleaners are depressing sometimes.

    #196804
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    It looks like a kit car. Or a feeder class car to the feeder classes designed by some bloke in Byron.

    #196805
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    PaulM
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    Looks precisely like the BAR001. Found this picture where the BAR seems to look exactly the same.

    http://www.autoviva.com/bar_001_supertech/version/25142

    #196806
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    damonsmedley
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    Well, I think you guys got it!

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