Page 2 of 2

Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:20 pm
by DapperChewie
Lovely little scrap from the 1993 German Grand Prix at the old (proper) Hockenheim Ring. Never seen this before.


Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:59 pm
by DapperChewie
A new single-seater series, called 'Formula UK', is set to start in 2017 - potentially running as a winter championship. Using a 640bhp 4.0L V10 (!) engine, and with more downforce than a current GP2 car, it could be good to watch. Must say that the chassis definitely reminds me of the 'consumer race car' Lotus T125...

Image




Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:18 pm
by DapperChewie
Gymkhana 9 is out:


Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:36 pm
by CrispyRowe
This bit.

Image

Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:39 pm
by DapperChewie
A fairly uneventful qualifying today. Some mix in the grid. Could be a good race, especially with a safety car or two. Red Bulls both starting on the Super Soft tyre could be a cat amongst the pigeons.


Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:25 pm
by DapperChewie
I will never grow tired of watching Superbikes race.

Image

Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:33 pm
by DapperChewie
Heavy rain in Signapore, last night, means that they will be running on a very green track today. Should make things interesting - higher degradation on the Ultra Soft tyres will fall further into Red Bull's hands...


Also check out the Blancpain GT series stream (kindly provided by NISMO). Coverage starts at 13:00 UK time. This is my favourite GT racing series! Can't wait to see them in the UK next year.


Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:07 pm
by DapperChewie
A fairly bland race, until the last few laps, yesterday. Back markers ruined what could have been quite an exciting finish. Onto Malaysia in two weeks!

Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:41 pm
by DapperChewie
A fantastic short film by Red Bull, about the life of a suspension bolt:

http://www.redbullracing.com/article/life-bolt

Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:02 pm
by DapperChewie

Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:12 pm
by DapperChewie

Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:36 pm
by DapperChewie
Oh snap.


Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:23 am
by DapperChewie
Hamilton is looking strong for qualifying. Session starts 1000 hrs BST.


Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:27 pm
by DapperChewie
Business as usual, then. Remember what I was saying about F1 being car-limited? Look at the running order, aside from those who either made mistakes or suffered issues...

Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:58 pm
by Cpt.Issues
Nascar save


Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:19 am
by Cpt.Issues
DapperChewie wrote:A fantastic short film by Red Bull, about the life of a suspension bolt:

http://www.redbullracing.com/article/life-bolt


Interesting video. It's possble to scale this up to a few of the other 'high end' manufacturing industries too. There are also entire businesses just build around any one of those processes such as non-destructive testing. That's the bit in the video where the bolt goes into the dark room and subjected to dye penetrant inspection where the technician looks for cracks/pits (the developer powder is retained in the cracks so that they show up as flourescent green under the UV light if there were any). That type of low volume manufacture of bespoke designs with special materials, special treatments, stringent quality control and traceability goes a long way to explaining how you can end up with a bolt that costs £2K, an airliner that costs £300M or a powerplant that costs £37bn. Also with the latter two examples you have to control the entire life cycle of that bolt - where it's going and how it's disposed of. I.e. for aerospace it can't end up on the black market and for the powerplant it may be classed as nuclear waste.

Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:52 pm
by DapperChewie

Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:30 pm
by Cpt.Issues

Re: The motorsport thread

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:35 pm
by Cpt.Issues
DapperChewie wrote:https://twitter.com/C4F1/status/797506754238185472


Well if that's not a testiment to the quality of that helmet I don't know what is!