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#1 gio66

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 21:40

Please, does anyone knows in which GP the green light replaced the national starting flag?

It seems to me Silverstone '75 but I'm not sure.

Thank you.

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#2 Smudger

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 01:57

German GP, Nurburgring 1938/39?
It didn't work!
I've seen the newsreel. They started with the standby flag, so actually it wasn't the first, of course...

#3 gio66

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:35

Sorry, my question is not complete. I'm talking about the F1 championship, after 1950.

I know the traffic light was used in Tripoli GP, before.

#4 Vitesse2

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:52

We have (briefly) kicked this around before. But no firm answer:

http://forums.autosp...highlight=light

#5 fines

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 20:57

Originally posted by gio66
Sorry, my question is not complete. I'm talking about the F1 championship, after 1950.

Does that include Indianapolis? :confused:

#6 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 21:28

Originally posted by gio66
Sorry, my question is not complete. I'm talking about the F1 championship, after 1950.


[old fart, sniggly mode on] The F1 championship began in 1981, so I assume that you mean the Championnat du Monde des Conducteurs which ran from 1950 to 1980? [old fart, sniggly mode off]

#7 gio66

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 17:19

Originally posted by fines

Does that include Indianapolis? :confused:


No, sorry.

#8 gio66

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 17:21

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps


[old fart, sniggly mode on] The F1 championship began in 1981, so I assume that you mean the Championnat du Monde des Conducteurs which ran from 1950 to 1980? [old fart, sniggly mode off]


:lol:

Yes, you assume right.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 17:45

Originally posted by fines
Does that include Indianapolis? :confused:


Did Indy use both a waved flag (green, not national) and a green light? Can't remember when a light system was first used there...

#10 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 18:52

Originally posted by fines
Does that include Indianapolis? :confused:


Originally posted by gio66
No, sorry.


I hoped Michael would jump back in, so, Why Not Indianapolis?

#11 fines

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 21:08

Originally posted by fines

Does that include Indianapolis? :confused:

Originally posted by gio66


No, sorry.

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps


[old fart, sniggly mode on] The F1 championship began in 1981, so I assume that you mean the Championnat du Monde des Conducteurs which ran from 1950 to 1980? [old fart, sniggly mode off]

Originally posted by gio66


:lol:

Yes, you assume right.

I sense a contradiction...

#12 fines

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 21:09

Originally posted by stevewf1


Did Indy use both a waved flag (green, not national) and a green light? Can't remember when a light system was first used there...

1935.

#13 gio66

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 00:33

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps




I hoped Michael would jump back in, so, Why Not Indianapolis?


It's a dare with a friend of mine: for me is Silverstone '75, for my friend Monza '76.