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#1 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 20:21

http://www.formula1....008/6/8013.html

Just saw this on the F1 homepage and can honestly say they are the coolest looking racing cars I have ever seen and they are back at Hockenheim 08 as an F1 support race!

Its a shame it wont involve current F1 drivers but should be great and hopefully it gets broadcast somewhere.

Makes porsche supercup look like BTCC if you ask me :)

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#2 BMW_F1

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 20:23

:clap: this is some great news.. Now how about getting some F1 drivers to compete..

#3 Dolph

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 20:48

I saw one of these racing. It looked like a sexy tank. :love:

#4 Lazarus II

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 21:12

Awesome :clap: :clap:

I can only hope it will be televised.

#5 wrighty

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 21:21

Originally posted by Tenmantaylor
http://www.formula1....008/6/8013.html

Just saw this on the F1 homepage and can honestly say they are the coolest looking racing cars I have ever seen and they are back at Hockenheim 08 as an F1 support race!

Its a shame it wont involve current F1 drivers but should be great and hopefully it gets broadcast somewhere.

Makes porsche supercup look like BTCC if you ask me :)


damn, i thought it was interserie....ah whey M1s are almost as good..... :love:

ps hope they're replicas ;) they'll be tired.....

#6 Sébastien

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 21:35

Good stuff, I saw these race as support series when I was a little kid and have seen them lately making it into the historic racing scene.

But only 10 cars at the Hock, that will certainly not be more than a little parade :|

#7 pingu666

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 21:58

cool :)

#8 wingwalker

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 22:25

videothis is seriously impressive.

#9 F575 GTC

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 22:28

Saw some of them racing at Silverstone last year, awesome cars :up:

#10 ViMaMo

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:26

Will drivers from F1 participate?

#11 Gemini

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:08

Originally posted by vivian
Will drivers from F1 participate?


Would you really expect any other drivers than current F1 BMW drivers to be allowed to touch that car? ;)

#12 Mayur

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:08

Originally posted by vivian
Will drivers from F1 participate?


No. Because fans would love to see that.

#13 pingu666

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 03:42

oh wow, that video is evocotive
monaco looks so much more charming? with the lower barriers...

#14 thiscocks

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 10:07

I just don't get it Im afraid. Whats the point of doing all these classic "oh the old days were amazing" sort of races? Don't get me wrong I love the M1 but this just seems to be an odd mix of a classic race series with drivers that should have given up a couple of years ago.

If it was fully modernised with say, the cars being the new M3, and current F1 drivers racing them it would be great, but no- (as far as I'm aware), we get the usual ex-F1 drivers that have done this kind of thing so often before and some will be prepared more than others, so to be honest I couldn't care less who won.

I'd love to see a couple of F1 support races with some current F1 drivers doing it, in modern saloon race cars. That would be awsome.