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Old 7 May 2008, 12:01 (Ref:2195902)   #31
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Yeah Magnet, in a few spots around Brands.
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Old 7 May 2008, 15:41 (Ref:2196100)   #32
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Actually I think the power boost will make it interesting, they could have done with SOMETHING for Brands last weekend. Must admit it was lacklustre, I would have thought that a lot of teams would have just been "going for it" as they don't need the cars again......
IMO there was nothing lacklustre to it!

If you call both Adam Carroll and Phillipe Alberquerk (Sorry cant Spell) going into and around Hawthorn Side by Side then I think you may have been in the wrong spot.
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Old 7 May 2008, 15:46 (Ref:2196104)   #33
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actually being there, and standing at Surtees, seeing the cars on the TV literally look like they're trundling towards the corner and then to actually 'see' the car live infront of me, it is surprising just how much the TV coverage at times doesn't give much of an impression of the cars real speed.

Trust me, they're plenty fast enough to make it interesting and sufficiently ineffective aero-wise to make overtaking half-possible.

Standing at the top of Druids and watching the cars power up from Paddock is mighty impressive too, as is the exhaust note.

I hope they've learnt what works about A1, and don't bin that in pursuit of producing a car that laps 5 seconds a lap quicker...i'm sure they won't...
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Old 7 May 2008, 15:54 (Ref:2196111)   #34
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IMO there was nothing lacklustre to it!
I should have added "compared to the previous 2 years"
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If you call both Adam Carroll and Phillipe Alberquerk (Sorry cant Spell) going into and around Hawthorn Side by Side then I think you may have been in the wrong spot.
And after Adam Carroll had to go in for a new front wing the whole feature race just got considerably less interesting.
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Old 7 May 2008, 16:16 (Ref:2196135)   #35
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actually being there, and standing at Surtees, seeing the cars on the TV literally look like they're trundling towards the corner and then to actually 'see' the car live infront of me, it is surprising just how much the TV coverage at times doesn't give much of an impression of the cars real speed.

Trust me, they're plenty fast enough to make it interesting and sufficiently ineffective aero-wise to make overtaking half-possible.

Standing at the top of Druids and watching the cars power up from Paddock is mighty impressive too, as is the exhaust note.

I hope they've learnt what works about A1, and don't bin that in pursuit of producing a car that laps 5 seconds a lap quicker...i'm sure they won't...

Agree wholeheartedly.


I think they may have realized that they need afew more low down cameras which do tend to recreate the "Speed" That is easier to do at Brands as you in some places do not have 300yds of gravel.

IMO with the more and more over the top safety measures this even affects TV coverage as low down close camera spots just can't be in place and the resulting high up zoomed shots can make the cars "Look Pedestrian"

This year they got it "Spot On" for the camera at Westfield which gave some great shots of the cars oversteering on the exit over the "Bump".

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Old 7 May 2008, 16:22 (Ref:2196141)   #36
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Any concrete ideas on what the cars for next year could be? There are more than a few DP-01s running around after Champcar folded, I know turbo V8 but they might be able to squeeze a Ferrari or something else in it. Fairly clean cars with underbody aero supposedly for better overtaking chances and a fairly advanced chassis (at least from what the OW guys here have been claiming)
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Old 7 May 2008, 16:58 (Ref:2196167)   #37
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Any concrete ideas on what the cars for next year could be? There are more than a few DP-01s running around after Champcar folded, I know turbo V8 but they might be able to squeeze a Ferrari or something else in it. Fairly clean cars with underbody aero supposedly for better overtaking chances and a fairly advanced chassis (at least from what the OW guys here have been claiming)
I think it's all new/similar to the old one with ideas nicked from Ferrari F1 machinery.
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Old 8 May 2008, 22:01 (Ref:2197184)   #38
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In an article on autosport http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/67209 Panis says he's thinking of testing for Team France.

More importantly for this thread, he adds that he thinks the new car is 8 or 9 seconds quicker than the current one.

That can't be that far off F1 pace? Based on the qualification times from Sepang, that would put them about 2-3 seconds off F1 pole times.

Incidentally, whilst looking that stat up, Wikipedia claims that the pole position time for A1's race in Shanghai was faster than F1's. Was the track used the same?
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Old 8 May 2008, 22:25 (Ref:2197197)   #39
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No, A1GP uses a shorter version of that track.
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Old 8 May 2008, 23:24 (Ref:2197219)   #40
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The new car from what all the rummors have hear about, i think should be in Champcar DP-01 performance territory

the DP-01 was around 6 to 7 seconds quicker than the faster euroboss car at Zolder last year, just for take a reference...
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Old 12 May 2008, 09:54 (Ref:2199855)   #41
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I've just put a pic of the new car up on the homepage of our site along with more info. It will test this week in England
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Old 12 May 2008, 10:13 (Ref:2199872)   #42
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Old 12 May 2008, 10:33 (Ref:2199890)   #43
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I've just put a pic of the new car up on the homepage of our site along with more info. It will test this week in England
Can we have a link please?
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Bye Bye A1

I knew they were basing it off the F2004 but i'd hoped they'd make it unique enough to be exciting. They haven't. It looks just like a pigging GP2 car. I still don't see what's wrong with the current chassis, other than Ferrari didn't design it...

Now it's just like every other flipping single seater :/
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