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#1 Gordon McCabe

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:53

Is there any reason why we don't have a Grand Prix in the snow? I certainly can't think of any. Just fit studded tyres to the cars, infrad-red head-up displays for the drivers, and off you go.

I trust Bernie will add this to his ever-growing list of wonderful new ideas...

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#2 Enkei

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:57

You should watch rally :)

#3 Lewis Hamilton F1

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:00

LMAO!! They should make spiked tires lol!! would be a spectacle :rotfl:

#4 Anomnader

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:05

If its spectacle how about oil slicks, rockets and machine guns, bernie would make loads of dosh

#5 thiscocks

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:10

Wasn't there one at Silverstone in '73 or something?

#6 krapmeister

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:56

Originally posted by Gordon McCabe
Is there any reason why we don't have a Grand Prix in the snow? I certainly can't think of any. Just fit studded tyres to the cars, infrad-red head-up displays for the drivers, and off you go.

I trust Bernie will add this to his ever-growing list of wonderful new ideas...


As has been mentioned many times - if someone was to give Bernie enough money he would make it happen...

#7 skid solo

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 13:36

Originally posted by Gordon McCabe
Is there any reason why we don't have a Grand Prix in the snow? I certainly can't think of any. Just fit studded tyres to the cars, infrad-red head-up displays for the drivers, and off you go.

I trust Bernie will add this to his ever-growing list of wonderful new ideas...


Certainly not in the UK! Anytime there is more than an inch of snow the whole country grinds to a halt! If ever a terrorist can come up with a massive snow making machine, he's onto a winner!

#8 Terry Walker

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 14:21

I have seen a fabulous video of serious motor racing, on ice and snow, in one of the Nordic countries. In real racing cars, too, circa 1920s.

#9 ensign14

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 14:36

There were proper legit F1 Grands Prix on ice lakes as late as the 50s. Have a shufti here for a start.

#10 patgaw

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 14:43

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Spa is ready for snow GP ;]

#11 reason42

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 14:56

The new front wings are a perfect snow plough already!

#12 chhatra

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 15:23

Originally posted by patgaw
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Spa is ready for snow GP ;]


Stunning picture. :love:

#13 kNt

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 15:29

Let's do it on the North Pole and call it a GP against global Warming.

#14 Rob29

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 16:13

Just watch the Andros Trophy series from France-currently on Motors TV.

#15 Dancing_Donkey

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 16:43

And Felipe would get beaten by motorcyclists!

#16 alfista

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 17:03

Over here in Estonia we are used to have ice races on lakes if there's enough ice. You can see very interesting cars in free class - a single-seater with VW Beetle body for example. Couple of years ago there was even a one-off direct competition between 1600cc single-seater and Group A Impreza. Both were on spikes and guess who was faster?
http://www.amperraci...e/pilt.php?1267
http://www.amperraci...e/pilt.php?1270

#17 mursuka80

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 17:59

Bring it on! Kimi and Heikki 1-2 :p

#18 alfa1

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 18:05

Originally posted by Gordon McCabe
Is there any reason why we don't have a Grand Prix in the snow? I certainly can't think of any. Just fit studded tyres to the cars, infrad-red head-up displays for the drivers, and off you go.



This is the video for you...
http://au.youtube.co...feature=related
and also...
http://au.youtube.co...feature=related

#19 lustigson

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 18:51

You'd have something like this:

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#20 Ivan

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 18:54

patgaw,
Thanks for posting that pic... :smoking:

#21 panzani

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 21:11

There's the Academy Award and there's as well the Golden Raspberry Award prizes.

I would like to be the first to nominate this OP for the Atlas Golden Raspberry Awards 2009 RC's Post of the Year!

Votes will be collected in December, thank you... ;)

#22 dank

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 21:37

Originally posted by patgaw
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Spa is ready for snow GP ;]


I would give anything to go down that in a sledge :D

#23 pingu666

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 21:44

didnt nick hieldfield do a demo run on ice/snow?

#24 alfista

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 22:01

Originally posted by pingu666
didnt nick hieldfield do a demo run on ice/snow?


Yes, he did:
You can see from the video how he struggles to keep the car under control. Natural ice is usually not even and spikes cut deep grooves into the ice. So if you let 20 F1 cars onto the ice for normal race distance then you probably end up with drowned cars. They simply pulverize the ice. Then you can have Swedish or Finnish or Norwegian GP near the polar circle where ice is at least one meter thick. Or maybe it's a way how to bring back Canadian GP?

#25 patgaw

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 22:22

Originally posted by Ivan
patgaw,
Thanks for posting that pic... :smoking:


np :wave:

#26 Suntrek

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:14

Originally posted by pingu666
didnt nick hieldfield do a demo run on ice/snow?


Mika Häkkinen took the missus & the Macca for a trip in the snow... :p



#27 Tomerell

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:19

Slow Snow :lol:
That was hilarious :up:

#28 denthierry

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:05

Originally posted by patgaw
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Spa is ready for snow GP ;]


Aren't these the two silver McLarens at the bottom left of the pic?? Is the FIA aware of them testing?? :rolleyes:

#29 Jimages

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:21

Originally posted by lustigson
You'd have something like this:

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That was a cold day, my legs still have only just thawed out.

#30 MaxScelerate

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 23:04

Originally posted by denthierry

Aren't these the two silver McLarens at the bottom left of the pic?? Is the FIA aware of them testing?? :rolleyes:

:rotfl: