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Old 1 Apr 2016, 12:53 (Ref:3629272)   #1
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Formula S5000 Australia

New Aussie $240K 570 hp V8 single seater series? Yum. Will the turnout be bigger than F4?

http://www.speedcafe.com/2016/03/31/...gory-launched/

http://autoaction.com.au/formula-thu...04021419653102
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Old 1 Apr 2016, 19:06 (Ref:3629370)   #2
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I thought this was an April fool but it got announced yesterday!!

Looks good fun if it goes ahead.

More power than grip.... that should be the raison d'etre of any big single seater category.
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Old 3 Apr 2016, 16:05 (Ref:3629915)   #3
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I thought this was an April fool but it got announced yesterday!!
I have my doubts... That kind of airbox has not been allowed in formula racing (at least F1) since 1976.
It could be April 1st when the note was released in Australia.
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Old 3 Apr 2016, 18:13 (Ref:3629949)   #4
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For 2 decades I have asked why can't we have a simple, straightforward formula series with V8 power? Not everyone has the interest, pre teen age or cash to be on the Formula 1 junior formula puppy mill.

Hopefully this works out.
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Old 3 Apr 2016, 18:56 (Ref:3629968)   #5
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Nice tove this series back
But the problem is the location. In Australia und New Zealand many formula series are struggling
Not Toyota Racing Series, but especially in Australia.
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Old 4 Apr 2016, 06:21 (Ref:3630090)   #6
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Which type of crankshaft will they use with the V8? Cross-plane? Makes more sense, since the displacement is 5 litres.
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Old 2 Apr 2016, 13:06 (Ref:3629519)   #7
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I can see it working and attracting european drivers in the off-season, like the TRS does.
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Will be interesting to see if F5000 translates to a modern chassis.In the '70s there was limited aero,no ground effects and slick tyres,they used to roar and slide around.
Could be a let down if thier just another class of car going around with little point of difference from the other current formula's.
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Elvis might return sooner than this class ever turns a wheel.
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Old 17 Nov 2018, 00:36 (Ref:3863701)   #10
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Elvis might return sooner than this class ever turns a wheel.
It has already done demo laps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJfiDQm86SE

With very limited underbody downforce compared to other open-wheel cars (and the heavy production V8), they are going to be very slow compared to Formula 2 let alone Formula 1. Yet V8 Supercars are very slow yet quite popular, so it may not necessarily be a problem.

It seems promising. A professional class that can attract sponsorship and potentially break the dominance of the V8 Supercars series is most welcome.

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Old 13 Nov 2018, 09:54 (Ref:3863003)   #11
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How many cars have been sold ? As a point of difference open it up to any local racing car manufacturer ie to race against one another !
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How many cars have been sold ?
No information on that, but at least one car has been delivered and had an engine installed for testing. Don't know if it's actually hit the track, but given that this happened in September, I would hope it has.

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Good luck getting the local manufacturers to build cars that can meet FIA regulations(which was the entire reason for dumping both the FT5000 and Super5000 cars) AND be competitive against the Onroak chassis without being maddeningly expensive.
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Old 13 Nov 2018, 12:27 (Ref:3863030)   #13
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I wondered why it has taken so long for this series to get off the ground - from memory wasn't the original car unveiled on April Fool's day 2016 ? And regarding my second point , yes I do realise the likelihood of any new series to be multi-marque is less than remote . Out of interest how many Australian racing car manufacturers are still manufacturing racing cars ? I can only think of Formula Ford manufacturer Spectrum .
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Old 13 Nov 2018, 14:01 (Ref:3863057)   #14
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lack of interests and money.
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Old 13 Nov 2018, 19:08 (Ref:3863146)   #15
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I wondered why it has taken so long for this series to get off the ground - from memory wasn't the original car unveiled on April Fool's day 2016 ?
Yeah, which was a pretty poor idea since the result was a lot of people thought it was just a joke - and the car didn't help.

But the finalized specs were set in August and they got the first chassis shortly after. I think a 2019 debut is possible, but it will probably have an F3 Americas size grid for it's first season. (Appropriate given they chose to use the F3 Americas chassis)
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