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#1 BDuncan

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:16

If funding and location weren't a limitation, what would your dream motorsport experience be like. If it'd involve
any greatly admired driver/s who are currently deceased, feel free to still mention it.




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#2 seahawk

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:20

Probably a ride with a Group B rally car along the late 80ies Monte Carlo stages in a snowy winter. The question just is Ascona, 037 or Quattro - all of them probably. Driver choice would be Röhrl, Blomquist ...

#3 teejay

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:40

Being the guy to fire Whitmarsh and Button...

I kid.

Non driving experience - being on the pitwall of a team at the last race of the season with 3 other drivers being able to win the title as well as their guy. Going through the weekend, the stress of the race, and only in the final 2/3 laps getting the position you need to secure the title... and the emotions of all involved would be awesome to experience.


Driving - Indy 500

#4 Peat

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:00

I'd like to enter a team at Le Mans, probably P2 with me as the gentleman driver and 2 hired pro's. That would be ace.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:01

This one's easy, I'd want to spectate!
Fangio Clark Stewart Schumacher Senna Prost Moss Alonso Vettel Hamilton & Raikonnen all in lotus 49s (with on board cameras) with aqualifying lap and race. The track is unimportant, but let's say Spa in its 1970 layout.

Besides that being the greatest race of all time it would finally settle that infernal who's the fastest driver debate once and for all! (until the next one comes along)

If driver safety could be guaranteed I'd also love to see a motogp race around the Isle of Mann

Edited by Snic, 10 July 2012 - 08:09.


#6 MadYarpen

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:11

1. Dakar. Even in South America, I don't care. In a car.

2. Le Mans, as Peat said :up:

#7 Jejking

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:01

F1, full wintertesting and developing procedure: working with a topteam to enter the grid and fight for the win for at least one race. If oldskool, then I have to say I really like the cars between 2002 and 2004.

Edited by Jejking, 10 July 2012 - 11:02.


#8 krapmeister

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:17

Supercharged nitromethane burning F1 cars at Bathurst...

#9 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:24

1- A ride with Colin McRae
2- Driving the McLaren MP4-4 around Monaco.
3- Wheel to wheel with Maldonado.

#10 Jejking

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:54

Be careful what you wish for :D

#11 Jamiednm

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:58


A real-live Mario Kart race, with the mushrooms, bananas and bombs.

#12 Spillage

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 13:34

I'd like to win the F1 world championship :smoking:

#13 chdphd

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 15:31

Follow a full F1 season, staying at nice hotels, helicopter transfers and enjoy a lap of each track with a top driver in a two-seater F1 car.

#14 Rob G

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 17:22

I'd love to follow the F1 circuit for an entire year armed with a very expensive camera, with full access to all teams' garages and PR facilities and all spectator and photographer areas at all tracks. I'm not asking for too much, am I?

#15 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 17:34

I'd love to follow the F1 circuit for an entire year armed with a very expensive camera, with full access to all teams' garages and PR facilities and all spectator and photographer areas at all tracks. I'm not asking for too much, am I?

If your name is Sutton, yeah you're not asking for too much :p

#16 Taxi

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 17:45

1- A ride with Colin McRae
2- Driving the McLaren MP4-4 around Monaco.
3- Wheel to wheel with Maldonado.

we all know how that would end, now don't we?




#17 Taxi

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 17:55

1- Drive a state of the art Formula One around Spa for as long as I wanted [or was fisically capable of].

2- Drive a Citroen C4 and a Lancia Delta Integrale WRC in Finland, Monte Carlo and Portugal rally specials.

3- Go alongside Sebastien Loeb/Kimi Raikkonen/Juha Kankkunen/Sebastien Vettel/Marcus Gronholm/Max Biaggi/Michael Schumacher/ In whatever car/bike they wanted to take me.

4- Go alongside Jari Mati Latvala just for the thrill of the crash.

Edited by Taxi, 10 July 2012 - 18:24.


#18 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 18:09

we all know how that would end, now don't we?


Nah! unlike some drivers, I give space!! :lol:

#19 SirRacer

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 18:23

- Riding one of those 3 seaters F1 cars, driven by Fernando Alonso
- Riding with Kimi Raikkonen in a snowy rally
- Riding Jessica Michibata (does this count as motorsport-related dream?)

Edited by SirRacer, 10 July 2012 - 18:24.


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#20 Frozen

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 18:45

1.- Driving around Macau in a F3 and winning it.
2.- Drive a F1 around my home track (Barcelona) alone as many time I want or (physically) can.
3.- Being a passenger (not co-driving) in a gravel stage with a rally legend: Loeb
4.- Go back in time and being able to watch live, in the racetrack, a F1 race like Suzuka 89, or Dijon 79, etc.

Edited by Frozen, 10 July 2012 - 18:58.


#21 TimRTC

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 19:00

A total fantasy option - I'd love to take the best of today's drivers back to race a season in the 1960s on the epic tracks and with the comparatively stone age cars and just see how they would perform.

Something that could happen now, I would love to be an official team photographer, perhaps for Mercedes group so it would cover F1, DTM and other series.

#22 Absulute

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 19:03

Winning the British Grand Prix.

In a McLaren.

#23 Xpat

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 19:15

Follow a full F1 season, staying at nice hotels, helicopter transfers and enjoy a lap of each track with a top driver in a two-seater F1 car.


This with Jessica Biel.

#24 Atreiu

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 19:22

Brands Hatch in 1986, preferably a 98T, against Senna, Prost etc.

#25 Jamiednm

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 19:58

I'd love to follow the F1 circuit for an entire year armed with a very expensive camera, with full access to all teams' garages and PR facilities and all spectator and photographer areas at all tracks. I'm not asking for too much, am I?


That's pretty much what I'm going to do when I'm rich - spend a year following F1 around the globe.

#26 Jamiednm

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 20:00

Winning the British Grand Prix.

In a McLaren.


That's Lewis and Jensons pipe dream these days too.

#27 Crazy Ninja

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 20:07

I'd want to be in one of those crazy looking sports cars from the 80s blasting down the Mulsanne straight in the middle of the night. I think that would be the most exhilarating experience possible.

#28 f1fan1998

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 20:33

I'd love to follow the F1 circuit for an entire year armed with a very expensive camera, with full access to all teams' garages and PR facilities and all spectator and photographer areas at all tracks. I'm not asking for too much, am I?


Done that. (well half the season anyway.) it's very addictive and good fun.

#29 Nonesuch

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 20:45

In F1, drive the Japanese Grand Prix in the second Ferrari F1-2000. Fantastic car, great track, great atmosphere and an incredible moment in Ferrari's history.

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Outside of F1, and I note that I would never dare do this, but the pre-World War II landspeed record attempts featured some of the most insane and awesome cars of the period. :eek: The craziest of them might just be the Mercedes-Benz T80, which never made the attempt due to the German invasion of Poland.

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#30 Bloggsworth

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 20:46

A 250F for the afternoon...

#31 Radoye

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 21:31

To shake Niki Lauda's hand. Enough for me.

#32 fisssssi

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 22:05

A lap with Senna around Monaco. In a single seater McLaren.

You know, Being John Malkovich-style.

#33 midgrid

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 22:41

I'd like to enter a team at Le Mans, probably P2 with me as the gentleman driver and 2 hired pro's. That would be ace.


:up:


This one's easy, I'd want to spectate!
Fangio Clark Stewart Schumacher Senna Prost Moss Alonso Vettel Hamilton & Raikonnen all in lotus 49s (with on board cameras) with aqualifying lap and race. The track is unimportant, but let's say Spa in its 1970 layout.

Besides that being the greatest race of all time it would finally settle that infernal who's the fastest driver debate once and for all! (until the next one comes along)

If driver safety could be guaranteed I'd also love to see a motogp race around the Isle of Mann


Surely one of the drivers would already have quite a big advantage? ;)

As for me, I would go back to the late summer of 1991, walk into the Cosworth factory and send Eddie Jordan a memo that the upgraded engine specification for the next next race at Spa-Francorchamps has much higher oil consumption than before, so don't forget to put some extra oil in the engine! Or something like that...


#34 Lennat

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 23:08

A ride in a two seater F1 car driven by Fernando Alonso or Schumi (hard choice). Or if I could bring him back from the dead, Gilles Villeneuve!

#35 EarnardBeccelstone

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:00

I'd do a 6-month motorsports tour of Europe, with attendance split between the F1, MotoGP and World Endurance championship, with some DTM/BTCC, Rally and other series thrown in on odd weekends.

This year it would look like:

29-Apr: MotoGP Jerez
05-Apr: 6-hours of Spa Francorchamps
06-May: MotoGP Estoril
13-May: F1 Catalunya
20-May: MotoGP Le Mans
27-May: F1 Monaco
29/30-May: Isle of Man TT
01/02-Jun: Isle of Man TT
03-Jun: MotoGP Catalunya
10-Jun: BTCC Oulton Park
16/17-Jun: 24-Hours of Le Mans
24-Jun: F1 Valencia
30-Jun: MotoGP Assen
08-Jul: F1 Silverstone
15-Jul: MotoGP Mugello
22-Jul: F1 Hockenheim
29-Jul: F1 Budapest
30/31-Jul: 24-hours of Spa Francorchamps
02-05-Aug: Rally Finland
12-Aug: BTCC Snetterton
25-27-Aug: Rally Germany
02-Sep: F1 Spa Francorchamps

#36 Lemans

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:43


Funding this...

Supercharged nitromethane burning F1 cars at Bathurst...


Or having a McLaren MP4/4 and a Ferrari 640 (the early low engine cowl version) for a day even just to stare at them.


Edited by Lemans, 11 July 2012 - 04:50.


#37 Peat

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:57

To shake Niki Lauda's hand. Enough for me.


Done. It's over-rated.

He has a potty mouth, too!

#38 Tony Mandara

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:43

3- Wheel to wheel with Maldonado.


I fear this would end up 'fist to face'!  ;)

#39 oligc94

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:27

This one's easy, I'd want to spectate!
Fangio Clark Stewart Schumacher Senna Prost Moss Alonso Vettel Hamilton & Raikonnen all in lotus 49s (with on board cameras) with aqualifying lap and race. The track is unimportant, but let's say Spa in its 1970 layout.

Besides that being the greatest race of all time it would finally settle that infernal who's the fastest driver debate once and for all! (until the next one comes along)

If driver safety could be guaranteed I'd also love to see a motogp race around the Isle of Mann


:up: :up:


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#40 barrykm

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:09

Wow...what a question...talk about mental overload :drunk:

#41 Antonov

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:10

having a photo of me and all the drivers, both in group and individual.

driving a few laps with an F1 car (let's keep realistic)

spend the night with Kimi

#42 barrykm

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:12

I'd like to enter a team at Le Mans, probably P2 with me as the gentleman driver and 2 hired pro's. That would be ace.


Yes, nice one!

#43 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:16

I fear this would end up 'fist to face'! ;)

I said wheel to wheel, not wheel to sidepod/wing ;)

#44 dav115

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:21

Get to test an MP4-20 (because from watching onboards of so many cars it looks like the car I'd most like to drive) and an MP4-6 around Spa just for THAT engine sound.

#45 Taxi

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:27

having a photo of me and all the drivers, both in group and individual.

driving a few laps with an F1 car (let's keep realistic)

spend the night with Kimi


Dude, please be more specific :p

#46 Antonov

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:28

well, as in, going on drinking tours, going to strip clubs, and waking up side by side in the gutter with inflatable dolphins in our arms.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:39

Outside of F1, and I note that I would never dare do this, but the pre-World War II landspeed record attempts featured some of the most insane and awesome cars of the period. :eek: The craziest of them might just be the Mercedes-Benz T80, which never made the attempt due to the German invasion of Poland.

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Incredible car, and lucky it did not make it's record attempt, as most probably it would not have stayed on land but would have recorded some "flying-near-the-ground" record.

For me, it would be a day with Ayrton Senna, Fernando Alonso, Jim Clark, Juan Manuel Fangio and Didier Pironi - all of them, in the course of the day competing in a Porsche-turbo McLaren 1985 spec a full GP at Spa, 1999 spec. (Note it would be too dangerous to have them run in a turbo at Spa 1970 or Nürburgring 1976). To complete the field, other drivers should be Michael Schumacher, Gilles Villeneuve, Alberto Ascari, Jackie Stewart, Tazio Nuvolari, Achille Varzi, Rudolf Caracciola, Bernd Rosemeyer, Jacques Villeneuve, Mika Hakkinen, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss, James Hunt and Niki Lauda, all at their prime.

What a race it would be, and how interesting to have conversations with Senna, Alonso, Clark, Fangio and Pironi all at once!

Edited by aditya-now, 11 July 2012 - 10:40.


#48 Giz

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:46

It's not quite the ultimate experiance but when after the race on Sunday they let us on to the track and I could see MW, FA and SV spraying the champagne and then walked up along the pitwall under the starting gantry that was pretty amazing

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#49 Taxi

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:57

well, as in, going on drinking tours, going to strip clubs, and waking up side by side in the gutter with inflatable dolphins in our arms.

That explanation was so very important. :D




#50 Radoye

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 14:33

Done. It's over-rated.

He has a potty mouth, too!

Well that might be the case but still, Niki is the reason i've been following the sport religiously for over 30 years now. :)