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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2014, 02:04:25 PM »
Nice images Graham, that is either one soft chassis or a torque monster Corvette...

Here are a few more of mines' from last year (2013) F1 support races in Montreal. There were a few lifted wheels there also.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2014, 02:04:25 PM »

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« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2014, 02:07:23 PM »
And just a few more from the same event, but inclusing F1s.
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« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2014, 02:12:52 PM »
Hi Folks.
Being an engineer and fond of fixing vehicles it looks to me like the rear end not only has excessive positive camber, it also appears to have a huge amount of toe in!



This is just a wild guess, but perhaps the positive camber is there to increase the contact patch of the tire as the the rear suspension compresses during acceleration? The new turbo motors, after all, do produce quite a bit more torque than the old V-8s.

On a side note, the 2014 Ferrari is unspeakably hideous. It's by far the ugliest car in the pits! I might have to reconsider my stance as a fan of the Scuderia. I am refraining from posting pics of it, as I don't want people vomiting on their keyboards :o

Uglier than the Caterham?

Ouch! My eyes hurt. I had not seen them until just now. They just made all other designs seem soooo much nicer!
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2014, 02:22:11 PM »
It could make sense that the front have high camber bu tlook straigth from perspective while the back look like they have positive camber while they don't... Had'nt tought it out like that. Thanks.  Nice photo by the way.

Thanks, but it was just the result a Google image search for a Lotus F1 car  ::) My only F1 photos were taken in KL back when I had a Panasonic FZ7. They didn't come out like that!
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #49 on: February 02, 2014, 02:33:21 PM »
Valvebounce, can you get right around the track as a spectator at the revival? I'd like to go but if viewing is limited I may be put off. I've been to the hill climb 2 years ago, but prefer circuit racing for excitement and viewing opportunities.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #50 on: February 02, 2014, 03:49:35 PM »
Hi Dhr90
Yes you can get right round the track with the exception of a few short areas where the periphery track is separated by a hedge, the stands and the GRRC members enclosure.
in spite of that there are huge areas available for general viewing, also there is access to a great deal of the infield where the aviation concour d'elagance is held and also areas of the paddock are open too.
I have tried to attach a print of google earth showing roughly the area that is not veiwable aside from the stands and GRRC area.

Cheers Graham.


Valvebounce, can you get right around the track as a spectator at the revival? I'd like to go but if viewing is limited I may be put off. I've been to the hill climb 2 years ago, but prefer circuit racing for excitement and viewing opportunities.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2014, 04:01:34 PM »
Hi IMG_001
Great shots, I think the Corvette may be running a softer setup, but I think it would still take quite a monster to hold a wheel up for that duration from the corner. It is a highly repeatable situation as I have it on numerous laps of that race and also different years too!
I don't know quite what it is but front wheel drive cars cocking a rear wheel don't seem quite as butch as rear drive lifting a front wheel, that is not to take anything from your pictures, great timing crisp (unlike most of mine), just a preference I have, kind of I've seen boy racered hot hatches do that round a roundabout locally but never a rear drive car! :)

Cheers Graham.

Nice images Graham, that is either one soft chassis or a torque monster Corvette...

Here are a few more of mines' from last year (2013) F1 support races in Montreal. There were a few lifted wheels there also.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2014, 04:01:34 PM »

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2014, 04:57:29 PM »
Hi IMG_001
Great shots, I think the Corvette may be running a softer setup, but I think it would still take quite a monster to hold a wheel up for that duration from the corner. It is a highly repeatable situation as I have it on numerous laps of that race and also different years too!
I don't know quite what it is but front wheel drive cars cocking a rear wheel don't seem quite as butch as rear drive lifting a front wheel, that is not to take anything from your pictures, great timing crisp (unlike most of mine), just a preference I have, kind of I've seen boy racered hot hatches do that round a roundabout locally but never a rear drive car! :)

Cheers Graham.

Nice images Graham, that is either one soft chassis or a torque monster Corvette...

Here are a few more of mines' from last year (2013) F1 support races in Montreal. There were a few lifted wheels there also.
Of course, lifting a rear wheel is not as manly, but still hints that the driver is pushing a bit. If you like front wheel lifting on acceleration, you might like that video. It also has a nice soundtrack from an air cooled flat-6.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yJdRczyzMdM
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #53 on: February 02, 2014, 05:07:09 PM »
One of the most, if not the most spectacular motorsport - MotoGP. A few from Czech Rep. GP in August 2013.

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #54 on: February 02, 2014, 05:11:49 PM »
A few more...

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #55 on: February 02, 2014, 05:50:12 PM »
Hi Dhr90
Yes you can get right round the track with the exception of a few short areas where the periphery track is separated by a hedge, the stands and the GRRC members enclosure.
in spite of that there are huge areas available for general viewing, also there is access to a great deal of the infield where the aviation concour d'elagance is held and also areas of the paddock are open too.
I have tried to attach a print of google earth showing roughly the area that is not veiwable aside from the stands and GRRC area.

Cheers Graham.


Valvebounce, can you get right around the track as a spectator at the revival? I'd like to go but if viewing is limited I may be put off. I've been to the hill climb 2 years ago, but prefer circuit racing for excitement and viewing opportunities.

Brilliant! Thank you. Does tha include the inside of the circuit? I was last there as a teenager competing in a Motorsport in school competition. Still can't believe I got to drive that track when I was 14!

I'm looking to go to a broader range of events than just BTCC this year so maybe this and some British GT or Le Mans if money allows.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #56 on: February 02, 2014, 06:36:48 PM »
Hi dhr90.
No unfortunately the majority of the inside of the track is off limits, a large part is an active airfield during the event providing many of the planes taking part in the displays, another area has the traditional harvesting going on with the steam powered thresher and a lot of the remaining area is paddocks and pits etc leaving a couple of small areas of the inside of the track for viewing the racing. There is however lots to see on the inside of the track, large areas of the paddocks being accessible and the aircraft concour d'elegance, the earls court motor show and much more.

Cheers Graham.

Hi Dhr90
Yes you can get right round the track with the exception of a few short areas where the periphery track is separated by a hedge, the stands and the GRRC members enclosure.
in spite of that there are huge areas available for general viewing, also there is access to a great deal of the infield where the aviation concour d'elagance is held and also areas of the paddock are open too.
I have tried to attach a print of google earth showing roughly the area that is not veiwable aside from the stands and GRRC area.

Cheers Graham.


Valvebounce, can you get right around the track as a spectator at the revival? I'd like to go but if viewing is limited I may be put off. I've been to the hill climb 2 years ago, but prefer circuit racing for excitement and viewing opportunities.

Brilliant! Thank you. Does tha include the inside of the circuit? I was last there as a teenager competing in a Motorsport in school competition. Still can't believe I got to drive that track when I was 14!

I'm looking to go to a broader range of events than just BTCC this year so maybe this and some British GT or Le Mans if money allows.
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #57 on: February 02, 2014, 11:31:25 PM »
Great images everyone! Kudos all around.

The Goodwood Revival looks like a real hoot. They televised part of has year's race here in the states, and it happened to be a race that Adrian Newey was racing in. Turns out not only is a brilliant engineer, he's quite a skilled driver as well.

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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2014, 12:03:00 PM »
I hope you don’t mind, here’s a couple from the recent Motorsports Festival at the Dubai Autodrome, the first one’s drivers name rings a bell ???
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« Reply #59 on: February 24, 2014, 12:04:30 PM »
...and some bikes from the same event  8)
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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
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