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Re: F1

Post by nathanolder » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:20 pm

Just so you know, the 1988 world championship was 16 races long, and Mclaren won 15 of them. The 1 they lost was at Monza and Senna was leading with a couple of laps to go and he collided with a back marker, handing the Win to (i think but not for sure) Berger

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Post by mrblackbat » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:21 pm

nathanolder wrote:Your telling me that more winners means closer racing.

Closer racing IS closer times in a lap.

Obviously you have to take into account reliability and Driver Error.
So in the 60's more drivers crashed because according to you the cars drove like a bitch, meaning you get more winners, as the other retired
As the world Champion retired in 40% of his races. Handing the wins to other drivers
No, Nathan. I'm not telling you more winners means closer races. I'm telling you many different cars winning shows that the cars of the 60s were at least as evenly matched as the current set, and probably more so seeing as the points were spread more.

I'm telling you exciting racing isn't necessarily about perfect racing.

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Post by nathanolder » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:52 am

Car back then were less reliable, and drivers made far more errors. Thats why more people won MrBlackBat.
Honestly, today F1 is so much more closely matched, as the whole grid is seperated by a fraction compared to back then.
I know what your saying, as you can say motorsport like touring cars is has more winners than F1 on average, and thats super close.
But 2008 F1 is more closly matched than 1968 Grand Prix Racing

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Re: F1

Post by theadore » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:19 am

F1 died when the cigarettes left.

more acurately when there were no black john player lotuses left.

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Post by mrblackbat » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:41 am

nathanolder wrote:Car back then were less reliable, and drivers made far more errors. Thats why more people won MrBlackBat.
Honestly, today F1 is so much more closely matched, as the whole grid is seperated by a fraction compared to back then.
I know what your saying, as you can say motorsport like touring cars is has more winners than F1 on average, and thats super close.
But 2008 F1 is more closly matched than 1968 Grand Prix Racing
No, no it isn't. You say so in your own post.

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Re: F1

Post by nathanolder » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:27 pm

How can you not understand,

A grid of 20 cars these days split by under 3 seconds in qualifying ,

Or

A grid from the 60's where 3 seconds would split the top 4.


If a pole position lap of a track was 1.20.000, Today they whole grid would complete the lap in under 1.23.000.

If a pole position lap of a track was 1.20.000, in 1964 the top 4 would only complete the lap under 1.23.000.

This means its closer than it used to be.....

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Re: F1

Post by Gibbon » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:31 pm

What do you do for a living Nathan? Just wondering. I'm guessing sales of some kind. Estate Agent? Mobile Phones? :scratch:

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Re: F1

Post by nathanolder » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:38 pm

theadore wrote:F1 died when the cigarettes left.

more acurately when there were no black john player lotuses left.

The JPS Lotus left in , i think 1987

And Cigarettes left this year.

so thats a window of.......... 21 years,

Quite a wide margain, :)

So when exactly did it die ?

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Re: F1

Post by nathanolder » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:40 pm

Gibbon wrote:What do you do for a living Nathan? Just wondering. I'm guessing sales of some kind. Estate Agent? Mobile Phones? :scratch:
Actually im a Laboratory Technician. We produce chemicals for Machinery. i.e Lubricating Fluids and alot of Liquid Diamond used on Lapping Machines

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Re: F1

Post by nathanolder » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:41 pm

Here is where i work

http://www.kemet.co.uk/

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Re: F1

Post by Head Rover Heels » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:51 pm

nathanolder wrote:Lapping Machines
I really wish my imagination wasn't as odd as it is - I dread to think what that is.

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Re: F1

Post by nathanolder » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:33 pm

Nothing as exciting as what your thinking i bet

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Post by Dan » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:12 pm

Head Rover Heels wrote:
nathanolder wrote:Lapping Machines
I really wish my imagination wasn't as odd as it is - I dread to think what that is.
:lol:

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Post by Gibbon » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:20 pm

That actually sounds pretty interesting. I was trying to think of a job that would prevent you having internet access during the day, as you seem to be on here from when most of us are leaving work for the day... ;)

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Re: F1

Post by nathanolder » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:12 pm

What do you do for a living then Gibbon ?

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