Posted 28 October 2000 - 10:52
The 1970s cars had those modern-looking low-profile tyres I like to see back in Formula One. The balloon-tyres in current use look ridiculous.
I give you two examples from the 1970s....A F1 Lotus 72D from 1972 and an indycar McLaren M16E from 1977.
Posted 28 October 2000 - 13:23
As a complete aside, I was not aware that Clay Regazzoni drove an Indy car. Was it the Indy 500, or a "regular" CART race? I notice the chassis has some Chinese characters up near the roll hoop - although the color scheme is wrong, Teddy Yip did not have something to do with it did he?
Posted 28 October 2000 - 13:29
Posted 28 October 2000 - 13:39
The pic is from the 1977 Indy 500 race. Clay was driving this two-year old McLaren M16E for Theodore Racing of Hong Kong....
The design seems to be M23 inspired or maybe it was the other way around!
Clay didn´t go far however, a fuel-leak had developed at lap 25 and that forced Clay to retire.
Posted 28 October 2000 - 16:08
Posted 28 October 2000 - 22:31
I think this has been so for a very long time.
Posted 29 October 2000 - 05:33
I would think that with non-existant suspension that we currently have, even stiffer tires wouldnt improve road handling. Aerodynamic assist yes because of a more stable platform. What about low profile tires on like a Formula Ford?
Posted 29 October 2000 - 10:00
Posted 29 October 2000 - 12:01
Theodore Racing was sponsoring the vehicle.
The actually entry was made by E.J. Simpson...
He is better known as Bill Simpson, of Simpson racing safety equipment fame.
Helmets and driving suits and so on...
One of the pioneers in that area.
A half-decent driver himself too, but went to forge himself a bigger name in the safety equipment business.
Posted 03 November 2000 - 13:23