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  • #237649
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    If I don’t see at least one car in the Martini livery, I’ll be massively disappointed, whatever the alternative is…

    Unfortunately alcohol advertisement is banned in France, so not a good idea for a Le Mans car unfortunately.

    #199216
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    I think there’s tobacco advertising in the middle east (unless I’m mistaken) and other parts of asia, so they can still use Ferrari to advertise their product, rather than the other way round.

    #192180
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    @smallandhairy According to this autosport article, Prodrive are going to continue with Dani Sordo, although probably without any help from BMW

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97364

    #191829
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    @Renner I think it’s because the winner of Le Mans gets the number 1, even in other Le Mans series.

    Like I think whoever won Le Mans was number 1 at Sebring and Petit Le Mans even if they didn’t win the ALMS the year before.

    #191825
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    Hmm, the Audi is registered as a Hybrid, have they confirmed themselves as running an R18 hybrid or have the FIA spilt the beans?

    #191673
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    Something else I’ve already posted but it’s probably better to say it here anyways.

    Lotus did get some money off the British Government to improve their manufacturing and development facilities. Granted it was only £10.4 million which is only 20% of how much their spending on motorsport. But think about it, if Lotus already had this money put some aside to develop their facilities they may now be able to splash out a bit more on their motorsport projects?

    #191486
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    Well didn’t Lotus get a large grant from the British Government to develop their manufacturing facilities? Not saying this money is going direct into their motorsport divisions from the government grant, but them not having to invest their own money in their manufacturing it could go into promoting the company?

    #191241
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    @victor_ro Like when Stirling Moss announced his retirement to him? He hasn’t shut up about that either xD

    I’ll definitely be watching this though, the Corvette prototype actually looks nice compared to the other fat proportioned Daytona Prototypes you normally see.

    #191239
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    @igloo22 John Hindhaugh & Joe Bradley are doing it for Radio Le Mans, not sure if they’re going to be on the TV coverage though.

    Funnily enough, Joe Bradley is one of my lecturers at College, and he’s never stopped going on about going to this bloody race since he found out he was going a few months ago!

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    #188143
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    Exactly, it has extremely narrow front tyres too. I would not like to be the person driving into Indianapolis for the first time in that car.

    They must’ve done something about the front end grip, because it has no wings as such, would it just be the downforce of the underbody that creates the front end grip somehow?

    #188136
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    Yeah it’s got the carbon tub from the binned AMR-One so it doesn’t need to pass many FIA safety tests, since the Aston already has.

    #188134
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    It does look incredible like, it’s only getting a really small turbo engine too I think (2 litres maybe?) But it’s meant to be incredibly slippery as well as producing considerable downforce, I think it uses ground effect. But they say it can genuinely turn corners rather well, can’t wait to see it in action.

    Does anyone know when it first runs? Sebring maybe?

    #186385
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    I think it’d actually be slower, granted I’m not the expert you were looking for, but the Veyron basically has two 4 litre V8s. The engine themselves nevermind being absolutely huge would probably weigh the same as an entire F1 car.

    Considering the old 3.0 V10s produced pretty much the same power as a Veyron proves my point, an F1 cars aerodynamics is the reason why it’s “slow” compared to a Veyron.

    Without the wings and underfloor, but some kind of more basic downforce an F1 car could get close to 300 mph without such an engine.

    #186498
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    Funny story about Josh. My college were testing our Formula Fords at Rockingham a few weeks ago the same day a load of Formula Renaults were testing, there might’ve been a race that weekend with them in or something.

    Our cars were on at the same time as the Renaults and our 14 year old Ford with no wings is quite a bit slower and our driver, Martin Byford who raced the Golf for half the season in the BTCC this year, got cut up by Josh going into the first corner. Getting out of the car he said “I just gave the finger to a world champions son!”

    I hope the kid does good though, it’d be great if a third generation Hill got into a good seat in F1, I’ll watch the documentary later on too.

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