Posted 13 October 2002 - 19:50
Posted 13 October 2002 - 20:45
".... The big fuel tank 'sidepods' make this car an easy pick: it can be none other than the D50. The road track background is just as simple: Monaco. Now, are we looking at the original Lancia D50 from 1955 or the Ferrari D50 from 1956? The entry number - which for your information is put on the car to show this is a practice session - leaves no room for alternatives. It's 1955 with Villoresi at the wheel...."
Posted 13 October 2002 - 20:53
Posted 13 October 2002 - 21:35
Originally posted by Vitesse2
This would presumably be one of the subterfuges used by race organisers to frustrate pirate programme producers?
I can see how changing the numbers might be used in this way, but I can't see how changing the way they were paited on the car would help. The only thing I can think of is that the timekeepers could not easly see the stencilled numbers and so they were changed to make them more visible. As far as I know, this was the only occassion the Lancia's wore stencilled nymbers.
Posted 13 October 2002 - 21:44
The only thing I can think of is that the timekeepers could not easly see the stencilled numbers and so they were changed to make them more visible.
I am sure Roger is correct about the reasons for filing in the stencil.