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#1 tyrrellp34

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 04:43

Incredible! :wave:

Look at the photos! Ferrari F1 and Michael Schumacher is testing today at the old Nürburgring Nordschleife. :clap:

Look here:

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http://forum.virtual...8&type=jpg&sid=
http://forum.virtual...0&type=jpg&sid=

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#2 Cal

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 05:21

Ha ha very funny :rotfl:

#3 D-Type

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 07:22

I believe they have John Surtees and Jackie Ickx on hand to show the youngsters how to drive a real circuit.

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 08:27

Originally posted by D-Type
I believe they have John Surtees and Jackie Ickx on hand to show the youngsters how to drive a real circuit.

Next Europe GP will be raced on Nordschleife rather than on GP circuit? :rotfl:

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#5 quintin cloud

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 08:59

:clap: :clap: Very good it would great to really see it :up: :smoking:

#6 tyrrellp34

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 09:01

Originally posted by quintin cloud
:clap: :clap: Very good it would great to really see it :up: :smoking:


The result would be: 22 new pants for 22 drivers... :rotfl:

#7 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 09:11

Where can I find the times?? Guess that Michael Schumacher have taken the all-time record away from Lauda then??

;) :cool:

#8 gdecarli

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 09:20

Originally posted by KWSN - DSM
Where can I find the times?? Guess that Michael Schumacher have taken the all-time record away from Lauda then??

;) :cool:

It would be an interesting challenge: combined Nordschleife + GP circuit now is 25947 m long (according to Racingcircuits.net), while last Nordschleife used by F.1 was 22834 m long, 3113 m shorter.
Moreover, I think Lauda knew better than Schumacher how to drive on that track.

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#9 tyrrellp34

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 09:33

I am not sure, but (just) the Nordschleife must be done (realistic) below 6 Minutes now :confused:

#10 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 09:36

Originally posted by gdecarli
It would be an interesting challenge: combined Nordschleife + GP circuit now is 25947 m long (according to Racingcircuits.net), while last Nordschleife used by F.1 was 22834 m long, 3113 m shorter.
Moreover, I think Lauda knew better than Schumacher how to drive on that track.

Ciao,
Guido


Yes but the speeds today are so much higher, and Michael Schumacher excell in learning new tracks.

:cool:

#11 tyrrellp34

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 10:19

By the way... there has been a small movie once about Schmuacher in German DSF when MS was driving a Ferrari Maranello at the old Nürburgring. It was great to see and he told, that he was driving total a few 100 laps there. :eek:

#12 tyrrellp34

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 10:25

I hope that you guys have recognise that this thread was a special joke for April 1st

:clap:

I’m not sure if all of you know that in some countries in Europe one is making joke of others on April 1st :wave:

#13 tyrrellp34

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 10:30

By the way... in fact I have lost a bet last year I have to walk a lap around the old Nürburgring Nordschleife on April 24th 2004.

We start at 9:30 am in front of the >Hotel zur Burg:clap:

Look here for the whole story (in German)

#14 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 10:47

Originally posted by tyrrellp34
I hope that you guys have recognise that this thread was a special joke for April 1st

:clap:

I’m not sure if all of you know that in some countries in Europe one is making joke of others on April 1st :wave:


Yes naturally. Which is why I included ;) to my usual signof :cool:

I have posted picture one at another site asking where is this?? Have now told that it's Nordsleife, and that MS have the new lap record at 06:01:04. I may or may not have had at leats one poster think it's for real.

:cool:

#15 tyrrellp34

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 11:45

:lol:

GREAT!

#16 David Beard

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 11:57

Presumably the car had more suspension travel and ground clearance than usual?

#17 SEdward

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 11:58

Dear Tyrrellp34/Patrick,

>>By the way... in fact I have lost a bet last year I have to walk a lap around the old Nürburgring Nordschleife on April 24th 2004.

>>We start at 9:30 am in front of the >Hotel zur Burg< in Nürburg.

Now this sounds like a very enjoyable way to lose a bet. I reckon that the Nordschleife is just about one day of walking at a reasonable pace.

What did you get if you won the bet?

Edward.

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 12:18

Originally posted by David Beard
Presumably the car had more suspension travel and ground clearance than usual?


It would after the bottom got wiped off on landing at Brunnchen ..... :lol:

#19 petefenelon

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 12:45

I dunno, it's easier to believe this than it is to believe that we're about to have a GP on a circuit that's never hosted any form of race before in a country that's never hosted any form of race before, on a Tilkedrome.................

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#20 tyrrellp34

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 14:19

Originally posted by SEdward
Dear Tyrrellp34/Patrick,

>>By the way... in fact I have lost a bet last year I have to walk a lap around the old Nürburgring Nordschleife on April 24th 2004.

>>We start at 9:30 am in front of the >Hotel zur Burg< in Nürburg.

Now this sounds like a very enjoyable way to lose a bet. I reckon that the Nordschleife is just about one day of walking at a reasonable pace.

What did you get if you won the bet?

Edward.


Some tickets for lapping the ring in my own car! :smoking:

#21 stuartbrs

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 09:54

I`d read somewhere that both and Micheal and Ralf had done many many laps around the old ring, just for the pure pleasure of it.

#22 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 11:54

Originally posted by tyrrellp34
I hope that you guys have recognise that this thread was a special joke for April 1st

:clap:

I’m not sure if all of you know that in some countries in Europe one is making joke of others on April 1st :wave:


Great 1 April stunt! However lets hope some people in F1 will take it serious!

#23 tyrrellp34

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 08:47

OK, the pictures are now removed from my page. Thank's to all for being part of my April fool :wave: