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#51 275 GTB-4

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:20

1 min research - http://www.lolaherit...255/255_old.htm

Race 1 pole = 55 sec, this well off lady 1:21 - ER THAT IS 49% slower than Pole!!

Race 2 in only an 8 lap (under 1 min laps for faster cars), lapped TWICE!!!

This is just wrong and is clearly Bloody Dangerous in such F1 / F5000 spec cars.


What utter bollocks...any driver worth their salt are aware of how to handle slower cars....what to do!!! Ohhh no!!! that car has a gearbox problem or is off song!! Why don't they Red Flag this dangerous dangerous race...IMMEDIATELY!!! :rotfl:

I HAVE FLAGGED AT QUITE A FEW MEETINGS WHERE JUDY WAS CIRCULATING AND DIDN'T THINK SHE WAS A DANGER.....

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#52 275 GTB-4

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:23

Here here; its hardly entertainment for spectators to see someone trundling around being lapped so often. She's not even featured in the family line up of racing pictures, probably too embarrassing for husband and son, who are the racers.


You are missing the point about Historics...its not about how the iPad app simulates what is happening out there....it is ALL about seeing the machinery being exercised...go and watch Le Mans Series if you want to see point and shoot slot cars :rolleyes:

#53 HeskethBoy

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:30

Slightly Off Topic - but I am certain that Jodi Scheckter was told by his Army driving instructor that he would never be a good driver.
Not that maany years later he became World Driving Champion!

#54 LittleChris

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:01

Slightly Off Topic - but I am certain that Jodi Scheckter was told by his Army driving instructor that he would never be a good driver.
Not that maany years later he became World Driving Champion!



Ah, that'd go some way to explaining why he had so much trouble driving that tank of a Ferrari in 1980 !

#55 nicanary

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:20

Slightly Off Topic - but I am certain that Jodi Scheckter was told by his Army driving instructor that he would never be a good driver.
Not that maany years later he became World Driving Champion!



Even more off-topic: Fred Astaire's audition at MGM "can't sing, can't act, can dance a little"!

Sorry threaders, couldn't resist that one

#56 Graham Clayton

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:54

Jean-Pierre Frey was black-flagged after only 47 laps of the 1989 CART race at Phoenix for being too slow.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:24

Bit late, surely? If Frey made it to lap 47 the race must have been nearly over...

#58 Rob G

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 17:25

Bit late, surely? If Frey made it to lap 47 the race must have been nearly over...

Phoenix is a one-mile oval, so there was still most of the race yet to be run.

#59 ensign14

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 17:26

Phoenix is a one-mile oval, so there was still most of the race yet to be run.

Not really, if Frey was on lap 47 the leaders would have been on lap 150 or something.

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#60 Graham Clayton

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:01

Joe Tetz was black-flagged after 43 laps of the 134 lap Trentonian 200 USAC race at Trenton Speedway, NJ on the 23rd of April 1972 for being too slow.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 21:33

Alan Brodie in F5000 was black flagged for being lapped 3 times in 6 laps back in the early 70's. After that he passed the driving to his regular driver Steve Thompson

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:27

HI FOLKS - I WAS AT THIS RACE AS I GREW UP IN THAT AREA - WAS 17 THEN - I WELL REMEMBER THE CAR HITTING THE STONE GATEPOST - ETC.   ALSO THE TREMENDOUS SPEED DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MB 300 SLR / D-TYPE JAGS + THE LITTLE FRAZER NASH / PANHARD ETC.  - CIRCUIT STILL IN USE I THINK AS ULSTER G.P. - THANX J.C.    



#63 Graham Clayton

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:53

During the 1961 Southeastern 500 at the Bristol International Speedway, Allen Franklin was shown the black flag for being too slow, after completing only 3 laps in his '59 Nash.



#64 Rob G

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:45

During the 1961 Southeastern 500 at the Bristol International Speedway, Allen Franklin was shown the black flag for being too slow, after completing only 3 laps in his '59 Nash.

 

The last Nashes were 1957 models. It was probably either a '57 Nash or a '59 or '60 Rambler; the car he raced at Martinsville is listed as a '60 Rambler.



#65 Henri Greuter

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:08

How about the two Lotus powered cars of Jean Alesi and Simona de Silvestro at the indianapolis 500 of 2012? Qualified because there were only 33 cars that made an attempt and no-one else was left to even try to bump any of them. Were they black flagged or told to pit by the crews?

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:46

Clay Regazzoni had an Austine Sprite 950, original engine but changed body by Himself, the car did not go faster but was heavier.

 

With this car Clay started a couple of races of the 1963 Swiss Championship, as well as at 13.10.1963 at the race in Monza.

 

Because of the changes to the car, he had to start in the GT 1300cc class. Thus came what was to come after 3 ~ 4 laps the first cars overlapped him and so he got a lap later the black flag due to slow driving.

 

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