My journey through the pits today
Posted 08 March 2000 - 17:41
I spoke to Ralf's engineer for about 10 minutes, then hespoke to some touring car drivers next to me and told us some interesting things. He said the BMW unit was not up to scratch yet, and that they would not expect to go race distance for at least a couple of races. He said that Williams were used to 'bulletproof' engines, and now they had to deal with leaking engines and other problems, but that they had good data on how to overcome other things that some teams take too long to work out. He said the unit was underpowered and unreliable, and he works for BMW!!
He also said the Jenson was fast, and because he hadnt had a big prang yet, that he wasn't scared to throw it around, but he seems to always make it stick. He said that he expects BMW/Williams to get a few points, maybe a podium, but really end up getting 10th-14th place mostly, when they do finish.
Then I bumped into an old mate of mine who is driving one of the mefical support cars for the event, and they told him to go for some familiarisation laps in his supplied BMW doctors car. He asked if I wanted to join him for a few hot laps. Naturally, i was in the car before he finished his sentence. It was wild. The track looks great, a little dusty,but the sweepers and the drag and support races should fix that. I went to my seat. Right in front of grid pos. 7- opposite Hakkinens pit. Superscreens to the left and right. The cameras are ready, the engines are revving. It's time boys and girls.
Posted 08 March 2000 - 17:46
took me there for a minute. Thanks mate, I
loved that post.
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Posted 08 March 2000 - 18:40
Couldn't it be saturday already ? Please...
Posted 08 March 2000 - 19:39
About 40 hours left till the first times start rolling in!
Posted 08 March 2000 - 19:47
The launch is this time tommorrow, and with launch in Melbourne, with Mark Webber being announced as test driver, maybe it will get him some attention from the businesses over here for sponsorship. Hope so.
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Posted 08 March 2000 - 21:11
Will we see ya at the Elephant and Wheelbarrow on friday night??
Everyone come along!!! Check the post, 'who's going to albert park' ( i think thats what its called) for details.
Posted 08 March 2000 - 22:20
2nd, how did you get into the track?!
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Posted 09 March 2000 - 14:09
Anyway, I'll post my Thursday report in another topic.