Simple (dumb) question: F1 Cars
Posted 24 September 2002 - 16:56
I've never seen one of these cars...only models of them, which always have a 'belly-pan' that fits below the frame and the body attaches to this pan. Is that correct?...and did most such pieces extend the whole length of the upper body?
Thanks for helping answer this question!
Posted 24 September 2002 - 17:29
Posted 24 September 2002 - 19:29
Posted 25 September 2002 - 08:20
Posted 25 September 2002 - 16:09
Posted 25 September 2002 - 19:02
Originally posted by Doug Nye
Basically most earlier sports-racing cars had a floor where the men sit simply so they could find their pencils - or cheese sandwiches - if they dropped them, rather than them falling out onto the road.
Off topic, like many of my posts (sorry), but this reminds me that many years ago Barrie Williams told me he borrowed a Morgan from Peter Morgan for some rally or other.
They went over a big yump and the navigator dropped his pencil. He reached down to find it and suddenly screamed in pain. The yump had dislodged the Morgan's floor boards and he had touched the road!
Editing this as I just remembered that Barrie eventually hit something with the Morgan and they had to tie the front suspension to a tree and drive backwards to straighten it out.
Posted 25 September 2002 - 21:52
Prince 'Bira's rolled 250F at Silverstone, 1954 - 'dropped' by Ron Flockhart and soon to be swopped with the Owen Organisation's sister car by way of atonement for the Scotsman's sins, and modified into 'The Owen Maserati' - note the full-length hyper-dynamic undertray...