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PostSubject: Re: Motorports trivia/quiz    Motorports trivia/quiz  - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon 11 Mar 2013 - 23:19

Believe it was a German who goes by the name of S.Vettel alessio.

Yes think his biggest moments were, In F1 : Replacing Mansell at McLaren, CART : Trying to T-Bone his team mate (Gugelmin) but missed so hit the wall at Rio was it? Because his brakes had failed.

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Alessio Campigotto wrote:
Brundle and Blundell are perfect friends, I think. They are almost the same, arrogant and snide, and have names which can barely be differentiated.

They are, Own the driver management company 2MB together, David Coulthard was on their books, I always like Brundle, Never had a big opinion on Blundell.

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Alessio Campigotto wrote:
Richard Coxon wrote:
Giancarlo Baghetti, Reims 1962 i Believe

It was Syracuse of 1961, but that was non-championship

In fact Baghetti won the first three Formula 1 races he contested, the third of which was the ACF Grand Prix in Reims.

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Speaking of quizzes I had created a few ones on motor racing history at Sporcle a while ago. Note the "2009 HSO Race Winners" one - tough stuff lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Motorports trivia/quiz    Motorports trivia/quiz  - Page 5 Icon_minitimeWed 20 Mar 2013 - 20:23

Here's One : Slim Borgudd raced for ATS and Tyrrell in the early eighties but what is he more famous for?


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ABBA "backup" drummer, with ATS he even had an ABBA logo attached to his sidepods lol!

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And he's been a trucker aswell! Smile

On that note, I recall a certain guy called "Kallio" in some Car Wars and Havoc videos being recorded while crashing Razz








I've been a fan of the green BP truck of Parrish, Körber was later the main enemy. Both of them drove up at the hillclimb at St. Ursanne - Les Rangiers, so I got to see Parrish once live :D Körber sadly damaged his truck in practice and didn't run.


Btw: Anyone remember this epic guy? Always loved him and his truck:

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Small thing, Borgood (think that is how it is spelled) does Rally Cross in the British National Championship nowadays Smile

Both questions above here I have no idea Embarassed

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Alessio Campigotto wrote:
ABBA "backup" drummer, with ATS he even had an ABBA logo attached to his sidepods lol!

Yep :top: Even though ABBA never paid anything for the logo's to be displayed

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Jonatan Acerclinth wrote:
Small thing, Borgood (think that is how it is spelled) does Rally Cross in the British National Championship nowadays Smile

Both questions above here I have no idea Embarassed

I think Richard already took care of the spelling for you Razz

And the guy I mean was even mentioned briefly in the '94 video! :D

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Only truck drivers I know are Slim Borgudd, Antonio Albacete and Francois (insert last name here-I completely forgot his surname, I just remember him driving a red truck from when Motors TV used to broadcast the FIA Euro Truck championship.)

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Spot and explain the difference :papy:

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I would say the height of the car, but why? no idea scratch I guess it's something relative to the ground effect.

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That's 58.63% of the answer. study
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Ah I think that's the time when Williams went crazy about something they had heard from another team and decided to try the cars with no suspension at all, i.e. solid as a go-kart Motorports trivia/quiz  - Page 5 420535

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But that's Piquet's Brabham scratch

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Hmmm true, it was back in Saudia Williams days that they tried the crazy no suspension car Motorports trivia/quiz  - Page 5 18590

Is the difference caused by the fuel load? (No pit stops back then meant huge loads of fuel)

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Or maybe if it's relative to the ground effect, the left pic is at low speed (i.e. exiting pit) and the right one at high speed?

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Alberto Ibañez wrote:
Is the difference caused by the fuel load? (No pit stops back then meant huge loads of fuel)

No Wink

It is kind of linked to the speed of the car, as the first pic was taken exiting the pits, and the second at full speed, but it's not the speed that's pushing the car to the ground.
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Well then it must be gravity, the car is jumping Motorports trivia/quiz  - Page 5 321163

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No, that would be too easy Razz

Funny I thought that F1 polemic was very famous Smile
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Dynamically adjustable ride height? Motorports trivia/quiz  - Page 5 18590

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Yep :top:

Now the interesting part is how and why ?
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I just found it, seems it had hydroneumatic adjustment and so it could cheat on the measurements done by the FIA in the boxes. The car would go then below the allowed ride heigth dynamically when on track ...

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:top:

It was not a pneumatic system on the Brabham in fact, but special springs, that bent just enough with downforce at high speed, pushing the car to the ground. But other teams indeed used pneumatic systems to lower the car once it was out of the pits.

That was in 1981, the skirts had been banned during the winter and the cars had to have a minimum ride height of 6cm. So the cars were at the correct height standing in the pits when the stewards mesured them, but were just as low as in 1980 while on track with this system. Everybody knew it, FISA inculded, but that was tolerated, only for that year.
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