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Old 7th Oct 2012, 21:31
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Couldn't he have crawled back to the pits?
G-CPTN, No, he stalled it.
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 21:46
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driver ability to keep engine running?

In the days when drivers had a clutch pedal and manual gear shifter, one of their skills was the ability to keep the engine running in the case of a spin or off track excursion by stomping the clutch pedal, giving it some gas and shifting to the appropriate gear to get going again. But in today's F1 car, what actions must a driver take in order to prevent the engine from quitting during such an occurrence?
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 21:54
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If the engine is fitted with an anti-stall device, this must be set to cut the engine within ten seconds in the event of an accident.
From:- Formula One regulations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I wonder what triggers that?
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 23:48
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Can't help wondering if Lotus are considering "letting Grosjean go" at the end of the season. The guy just seems like a liability.
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It is Webber, not Weber.
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 00:26
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It is Webber, not Weber.
Okay thanks, of course it is.
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 05:16
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If Massa was second then Alonso would probably have won but for his rear tyre puncture. Or at least a battle for the lead rather than a Vettel [yawn] runaway.

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Old 8th Oct 2012, 05:20
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It's okay if he nods in agreement with himself at the same time.


Anyway, it's better than saying, like, all the time.


Ten seconds is a heck of a long time if fuel happened to be spraying out. What do they have in the way of pedals nowadays?

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Old 8th Oct 2012, 07:57
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What do they have in the way of pedals nowadays?
Go and Stop. Clutch is hand operated, but is used for starts only.
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 16:57
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I've mentioned it before, but a mate bought a Honda Civic as being an automatic. He was astonished to find out his paddle operated gears were in a manual box, and that there was a real clutch. All computer controlled.


If an F1 car comes to a standstill for any reason like a spin off, or waiting for a crash to be cleared, does the hand clutch have to be used?
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 18:43
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Real cars had the gear lever outside, where it belongs. Indoor shift levers are so namby pamby!
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 18:58
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No.

Real race cars had the riding mechanic to keep an eye on things. Rear-view mirrors are namby-pamby.
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 19:41
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If you ever wondered whether Hamilton is a childish moron, this should confirm it for you:-

Lewis Hamilton apologises after accusing Jenson Button of disrespecting him by unfollowing him on Twitter - Telegraph
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Old 10th Oct 2012, 14:48
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Lola began trading in 1958.

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Old 11th Oct 2012, 08:57
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Well, she looks remarkably good considering.

Maria de Villota relives horror smash before British Grand Prix | Mail Online

"De Villota remains under contract to the team and their relationship is good despite reports claiming her family had been upset by Marussia’s previous assertion their own probe had revealed no fault on the car, leading to speculation they were blaming her for the crash."

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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:00
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Spygate.

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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:00
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You got to hand it to them!
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:51
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Marussia’s previous assertion their own probe had revealed no fault on the car
I understand that their investigation also described the inputs had been made by the driver. I don't see any statement that anything different has been found to contradict the outcome of the original investigation so the initial findings stand. The fact that the relationship with the team remains good points towards her not suing their corporate asses for liability.
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 13:12
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If I were Marussia I would be using the "well you were driving you dozy bint, wasn't the big white truck big enough or white enough for you to see?" Defence, or perhaps suggest an F1 grid may be slightly more congested than the testing ground car park, and perhaps her career in motor racing wasn't such a great idea after all..??

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Old 12th Oct 2012, 11:35
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