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Old 29 Oct 2017, 02:17 (Ref:3777135)   #286
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So a series that has already got Queensland government cash to fund two street races, has their major permanent circuit in the state currently seeking state government cash, thinks that right now is a pertinent time to ask for cash to fund a series that has sold the grand total of one car, doesn't have a calendar or even an actual decision on what car the category will run? Sheesh.
time flannery managed to get mutiple desal plants built on less.

I really dont see why anyone would be against this
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Old 29 Oct 2017, 11:22 (Ref:3777197)   #287
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It looks like the new series will be just another Formula Bland with aero cars that drive around on rails and can't pass.
You looked wrong, the FT5000 car has a deliberately smaller diffuser than the original Formula Nippon car, while the S5000 car has no diffuser at all. These are low downforce cars.

Besides Japan's Super Formula is very high downforce, massive diffuser (creating cars that are fast and exciting to watch, challenging to drive) *and* they can pass just fine! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DW5-zrSvlY -- plenty of close racing and passing!

Anyway, downforce makes racing cars fast. Essentially free grip in exchange for a penalty in drag on the straights, that is easily overcome by a faster cornering speeds to give a faster overall laptime. I don't understand why people are against downforce on racing cars -- provided there isn't outrageous development, the costs of adding downforce are minimal (just a few bits of honeycomb and carbon fibre, that's all, or even aluminium, just as good)?

It doesn't cost much at all for the amateurs who have put huge wings and diffuser on their Formula Libre hillclimb cars, like below, for example. A few bits of aluminum or some in-kind carbon supplies, and plenty of spare tinkering time. The costs of their downforce add-ons is really minimal in the scheme of amateur motor racing (yes, of course, you couldn't have such liberal regulations in a professional series).

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Old 30 Oct 2017, 08:55 (Ref:3777409)   #288
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Both the FT5000 and the S5000 are making the trip to Pukekohe this weekend with a certain Mr Pukekohe apparently scheduled to cut some laps in the FT5000. also look for an NZ F5000 legend to drive one or both of the cars at some stage over the weekend. the FT5000 certainly looks the goods with the new bodywork and lets hope the entire FT5000 package is adopted as the definitive article soon so planning can proceed towards a Series of some sort.
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FT5000 demo lap video: https://www.facebook.com/FT5000/vide...2884247487284/

I prefer it even more now. It looks better, I think it goes better, and it definitely SOUNDS better than the Super5000 car.
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Old 30 Oct 2017, 11:24 (Ref:3777456)   #290
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FT5000 demo lap video: https://www.facebook.com/FT5000/vide...2884247487284/

I prefer it even more now. It looks better, I think it goes better, and it definitely SOUNDS better than the Super5000 car.
Reminiscent of the old Champcars.

It seems to handle 100x better than the Super5000, which seems to be a right handful by comparison.
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Old 1 Nov 2017, 22:13 (Ref:3778066)   #291
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Anyone in Melbourne over Nov 10-12 can of course see the original real F5000's at Historic Sandown.
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Old 2 Nov 2017, 03:24 (Ref:3778116)   #292
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How many F5000s will be at Sandown ? I believe Pukekohe this weekend is a round of their Series and Phillip Island in March also is.
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Old 2 Nov 2017, 04:22 (Ref:3778120)   #293
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Well that's the million dollar question & 1 week out VHRR haven't let slip any numbers.
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VIDEO: Super5000 Adelaide onboard

quick laps, just tenths of a second of the older f1s that were doing laps
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Old 11 Dec 2017, 01:38 (Ref:3786208)   #295
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I wonder if they realise that the S5000 project is dead.
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Saw the Super5000 car at the Motorsport festival. Sounded nice, but it was an appropriate place for them to show it given there is a focus on historics. It looks like someone has done a poor copy of a 70's Lola T332.

The FT5000 wasn't there but from the pictures I've seen at least it looks a little bit modern. If this thing ever gets off the ground I hope they use the FT5000
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Old 18 Jan 2018, 03:16 (Ref:3793469)   #297
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Gone a bit quite lately this , a bit of (good) would be nice.
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Gone a bit quite lately this , a bit of (good) would be nice.
It's gone really quiet lately. The only chatter I have heard is Mr Jacobson (the elder) having a "discussion"on FB and being put in his place by Tim Macrow.
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Old 18 Jan 2018, 03:30 (Ref:3793471)   #299
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It's gone really quiet lately. The only chatter I have heard is Mr Jacobson (the elder) having a "discussion"on FB and being put in his place by Tim Macrow.
who is mr Jacobson (the elder)?


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who is mr Jacobson (the elder)?
Outside Garry, there is long time journalist & race goer Mike Jacobson who used to work for Auto Action, Racing Car News etc etc?? Perhaos that is who the reference is to?
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