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Old 11th Sep 2012, 15:27
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Now here's a true classic.

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Old 11th Sep 2012, 18:02
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Sterling Moss was a boy when that was taken, now this combination is a classic.

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Old 11th Sep 2012, 18:25
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Blue helmet with yellow visor - Ronnie Peterson in Lotus 72.

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Old 11th Sep 2012, 19:08
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Hellsbrink, I guess when the alternator fails and the battery voltage drops to a critical value, the electronics which control the engine firing/timing and maybe other electromechanical devices may start to malfunction. Spurious signals, or lack of signals may cause internal engine damage.

This is all guesswork on my part. The instruction to stop the car was very urgent, so I reckon it must have been a pretty close call.
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Old 11th Sep 2012, 20:43
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the electronics which control the engine firing/timing and maybe other electromechanical devices may start to malfunction.
as was stated by Mark Webber on the BBC post race interviews.
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Old 11th Sep 2012, 20:44
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Old 11th Sep 2012, 21:10
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Thanks Lon didn't see any post race stuff. Did he give any indication of what might be causing the failures? One of the earlier posters suggested the engine design might be cooking the alternator.
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Old 11th Sep 2012, 21:40
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Early alternators seemed to 'fail' when the onboard electronics (that rectified the alternating current to direct current) failed.

I would think current (!) alternators would be more reliable, (though extreme heat from F1 engines might be problematical).
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Old 11th Sep 2012, 21:47
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Renault says low RPM corners could be factor in alternator failures - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 08:08
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...dynamos didn't like low rpm, which is why we switched to those new-fangled alternator thingies with full-wave multiphase rectifying diodes attached...
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 07:27
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Prof Sid Watkins has died.

RIP.
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 07:28
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BBC Sport - Sid Watkins: F1 safety and medical pioneer dies aged 84

Aye, sad day. Great job Sid, RIP.
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 07:41
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 08:37
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Prof Watkins was at the British GP this year, wasn't he? Saw him on Sky catching up with Martin Brundle who said, in turn, the Prof had saved his ankles one time.
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 09:11
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A lot of dust around just now..............
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 12:01
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glad rag, thanks for that link . A great read .
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 12:40
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Can he take Eddie "I know everything" Jordan with him .... Grrr
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 13:31
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I'm surprised that Eddie didn't know about this move and blab it publicly..
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