Info on the Soviet Madi F1 car from 1973
Posted 22 May 2001 - 14:14
In an earlier thread, http://www.atlasf1.c...&threadid=14335, the Madi F1 car is shown. Does anyone have data on where this car raced. Also I would like to know if it is related to the MADI-TU technical university in Moskou. They seem to have been involved in a lot of automotive stuff.
Posted 22 May 2001 - 17:25
Today I've receiver the same Q. from John Dino Tsoutsanis
For sure the answer is very simple...
This photo was taken in 1973 at USSR championship leg at "Borovoje" road circuit, which (the track) exists and today... in the surburbs of Minsk (now - capital of Belorussia).
And for sure... it (the car) have very-very close related to MADI (Moscow Auto and Road Institute), because it have built in MADI's laboratory of sport cars by engineer, constructor and racing driver Stanislav Gess-de-Kalve!
This car was named MADI-01, and was powered by special tuned GAZ-21-14 engine (6 cilynders, 2998 cc, 125 hp at 5400 rpm) according to national Soviet Formula-1 specifications. This enables car which weight was 736 kgs to reach more than 205 km/h. This car was inspired by F1 Lotus and was even colored the same way: black and gold...
The number at the car "41" was the traditional one for MADI cars... till today!
BTW, on the pic was Gess-de-Kalve himself !
And... look what happened a few laps later...
Later today (I hope so) I'l post a few more pics and info about this car... and re-sent them to this thread and to John Dino Tsoutsanis .
P.S. I'm curious... Why did he asked about this car?..
Posted 23 May 2001 - 08:44
John had asked a question about this car on a Dutch Forum. And I presumme he had to findout the answers himself.
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