Some time ago (post 3586 July 10th 2010) I posted a photo of Bob Muir in the esses at the Farm,
gritting his teeth in a real grimace.
It's one of my favourites, simply because of the car's attitude & the look on his face.
Bruce Moxon asked me off forum for a copy to give to Bob & in digging it out, I went hunting
for others that he might find interesting,
I came across these photos, which are dated in my folder as on the same day, in morning practice.
This got me going, because it obviously couldn't have been the same day, or even the same meeting,
because the car's different ...no wings.
I rabbited around in my negatives & slides to see what was going on, & checked shots that were confirmed as from that day,
even to the extent of taking the slides out of the mounts to compare the edges where they had been cut.
Everything seemed correct date wise, but how come....?
And then it dawned on me...
The grimace was because I was photographing him on his first few laps with his car fitted with his new wings.
He must have practised in the morning to put in a "banker" lap for the grid,
added the wings between sessions & gone out to see what he had.
No wonder he had that look on his face....he must have found the car completely different.
Anyway...that's my story..& until someone comes up with a better one (Bruce...are you there?)
I'm satisfied with it!!
Sounds like a workable theory. I'll have him asked!
Again - thanks for posting these. They're great.
Maybe the look is due to greater steering effort with the suspension compressed by some downforce? Bob's never been a real big bloke, has he?
Edited by brucemoxon, 28 October 2010 - 12:00.