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Old 03-07-2013, 10:49 AM   #256
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F1 countdown on NBC sports tonight
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Thanks, missed that.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:53 AM   #257
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For US viewers the coverage will probably feel almost identical to previous years, with the exception of Diffey for Varsha. The two sidekicks are the same and the TV production comes almost entirely from F1.

I wonder if they'll muzzle Matchett just a wee bit? Also, it always seemed to me he was more deferential to Diffey than to Varsha, when Diffey subbed-in.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:15 AM   #258
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For US viewers the coverage will probably feel almost identical to previous years, with the exception of Diffey for Varsha. The two sidekicks are the same and the TV production comes almost entirely from F1.

I wonder if they'll muzzle Matchett just a wee bit? Also, it always seemed to me he was more deferential to Diffey than to Varsha, when Diffey subbed-in.

I hope Matchett doesn't get too carried away.... there were times when he just gets a little too full of himself. to me he comes across much better when he tones it down a notch. we have drunken Hobbs for the spastic one
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:03 PM   #259
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Thanks, missed that.
Yes, thanks.

New F1 stuff to watch, yay!
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #260
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Grip in the turns is more important than top speed
So true, the Chaparral 2J was over 20mph down to the other CanAm cars on the straights, but still several seconds faster around the track!

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:55 PM   #262
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:55 PM   #263
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So true, the Chaparral 2J was over 20mph down to the other CanAm cars on the straights, but still several seconds faster around the track!

Jeez, I've never seen that car before. What an oddball!
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:00 PM   #264
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Jeez, I've never seen that car before. What an oddball!
Chappral is a synonym for "daffy", but they worked!

I had all their slot cars as a kid. Wish I still had them!

No Polak in F1, booooo... But I still have a Finn! They are close enough!!!
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Jeez, I've never seen that car before. What an oddball!
I wasn't around to see any racing from that era but I loved the engineering on that car when I first found out about it at a pretty young age. Having ducted fans suck the car to the race track was only a tiny part of the engineering marvel that thing was.

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"It was integrated with the suspension system so the bottom of the skirt would maintain a distance of one inch from the ground regardless of G forces or anomalies in the road surface, thereby providing a zone within which the JLO fans could create a partial vacuum which would provide a downforce on the order of 1.25-1.50 G of the car fully loaded (fuel, oil, coolant). This downforce, materially greater than the weight of the car, had one journalist remarkliterally quite accuratethat the 2J, which weighed less than ton, with its JLO motors running and generating their downforce of 1+ G could have been unveiled to the public on the ceiling."
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Sir Frank Williams wife Ginny died late on Thursday, the British formula one team announced on Friday.

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Sir Frank Williams wife Ginny died late on Thursday, the British formula one team announced on Friday.

I'm not one for much sentimentality, but bummer.
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The F1 Preview show on NBCSHD was ok, but not great. It was a little light on details, they covered each topic a little too briefly IMHO. They also didn't mention the new tires or the Coanda exhausts. I give it a C, but still worth watching if you recorded it. Oh, and it was delayed by some basketball or something .......
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The F1 Preview show on NBCSHD was ok, but not great. It was a little light on details, they covered each topic a little too briefly IMHO. They also didn't mention the new tires or the Coanda exhausts. I give it a C, but still worth watching if you recorded it. Oh, and it was delayed by some basketball or something .......
I DVR'd so I can skip commercials...
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Jeez, I've never seen that car before. What an oddball!
I loved Denny Hulme's comment when he first saw it:

"When I saw that thing squat down, I knew we were in deep shit"

RIP Ginny!
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