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Old 18 Jun 2000, 19:37 (Ref:17800)   #1
Join Date: Apr 2000
Orlando, Florida, US
Posts: 211
Franklin should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I know of only one instance where a continental European constructor built a car with an over 300 mph potential (the Mercedes-Benz Type 80, which unfortunately never ran because Hitler decided to invade Poland). Since Eurpean authorities have virtually no firsthand experience with speeds much above 250 mph, could this be a factor in their apparent love of chicanes and highly restrictive engine rules? (Normally aspirated Top Fuel Harley drag bikes run faster top speeds than what we saw at Le Mans this year.)
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