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29th November 2015, 10:05 at 10:05 am #309730
Looks like a McLaren Honda. I hope it doesn’t go like one…
I’ll miss the third cars in 2016 – it always added an extra dimension to see what unfamiliar drivers from F1, GTE and IMSA could do with those cars, at Spa as well as Le Mans.
Good opportunity for Rebellion Racing to bag a good result. Or even Nissan! The Toyotas will also be brand new (more likely to break), Wurzless and only two of them presumably.4th September 2015, 21:18 at 9:18 pm #304433
Maybe the F1 drivers should criticize Indycar, while the Indycar drivers get stuck into Pirelli. That would be a way around it.19th August 2015, 19:21 at 7:21 pm #303333
Imola.11th August 2015, 21:24 at 9:24 pm #303125
@debaser91 Haha, I can’t get away with howlers like that among F1 Fanatics! I did mean Dallas – knew it was a street race, and I remember Nigel Roebuck mentioned the early Honda turbo and its all-or-nothing power delivery. The ’83 car was just underpowered I guess, not especially bad – and Rosberg’s Monaco win was all about choosing slick tyres on a drying track, and then disappearing off.11th August 2015, 13:48 at 1:48 pm #303108
Couple of one-off winners worth mentioning.
Jenson Button’s Honda in 2006, not a disaster but it needed a wet race to be a winner, and was nothing like as good as their 2004 car.
And the 1984 Williams-Honda. Evil handling and turbo lag, not the ideal combination for Monaco… not really my suggestion – I just remember Nigel Roebuck picked it when asked this question around the time Fisichella won in his Jordan.
Note the common theme, and keep an eye on those McLarens this year!28th July 2015, 23:12 at 11:12 pm #302648
The 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix deserves a mention: only 2 drivers (3rd-placed Alonso was in the medical centre) and they were in the wrong positions! They swapped trophies at the next race…12th July 2015, 13:13 at 1:13 pm #301854
If that slowing down wasn’t a car problem then I hope they ban him – from Formula Renault, F1, everything. For a few weeks, long enough to miss a couple of races.
Brainless lack of consideration for other competitors – and all the team folks lining the pitwall at the finish of a race.11th June 2015, 8:18 at 8:18 am #299832
Tiago Monteiro, in 2006.
Poor Tiago – he must have won something…
I wish they’d put “Welcome to Quebec” on the wall again.28th April 2015, 12:10 at 12:10 pm #297467
Some of these drivers were pretty good, but got lost without trace in midfield teams.
Timo Glock, probably the most successful of them.
Tonio Liuzzi and Paul di Resta
On the other hand, there’s the F1 career of Kazuki Nakajima.1st April 2015, 11:45 at 11:45 am #295678
Very good. Moskvitch to return to Formula 1:
http://www.racecar-engineering.com/news/moskvitch-to-return-to-f1/26th March 2015, 10:18 at 10:18 am #295117
I will click for a larger version – still not used to how small and narrow these look! Especially when they get photobombed by a GTE car in the background.
Unlike some people they’re aware of the value of number 1 and what an achievement it represents for the whole team.
Looking forward to seeing the Porsche later, and hoping for the best with its livery…15th March 2015, 14:49 at 2:49 pm #294498
Pleased they’ve moved the lap counter/clock away from the centre of the screen – that always got in the way of onboard shots.
Pitstop times were good. At last, they show the “3.1” stationary time as the car pulls away, but also have the total pit-lane time that’s useful for comparison.
Didn’t like the way they keep showing the number of places gained off the grid by each driver – confusing and unnecessary.23rd February 2015, 14:15 at 2:15 pm #292710
Many of Jacques’ cars were engineered by “Jocques” Clear, whenever Ted Kravitz or James Allen had a slip of the tongue…12th February 2015, 10:15 at 10:15 am #292060
And the next three drivers are…Michael Krumm, Lucas Ordoñez and Jann Mardenborough.
Ordoñez will be in the number 21 third car at Le Mans, alongside Matsuda.
No surprised faces this time – Krumm’s an established Nismo man and he’s been testing the car for weeks but what a story: two GT Academy winners getting their shot at LMP1.
Looks like Mardenborough’s doing the full season – interested to see what this means for Jann’s single-seater career, and if he can fit any more GP3 around it.2nd February 2015, 12:59 at 12:59 pm #291447
Really exciting bit of new carness. On a different level from F1’s refined and tweaked 2015 cars, because of what the WEC rules allow (I’m sure the F1 teams would produce something mad if they could – I’d like to think Adrian Newey’s now spending half his time on a rival for this!)
It could blow the others away, like Ross Brawn’s Jaguar in 1991 (and the colour scheme reminds me of that car a bit).
The Michelin men will need to get the tyres right, just like the 6-wheeled Tyrrells, the Deltawing and that Wirth car in the States with the big front wheels.