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Old 11 Mar 2014, 06:24 (Ref:3377323)   #916
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FIA GT 1997, Helsinki, oh the noise.

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It shows how much motorsport has changed over the last 15-20 years that they would even consider holding a round of an FIA World Championship in Finland, a European country made up predominantly of trees with a small population and no car manufacturer. Nowadays unless you sit on top of an enormous quantity of oil, can claim you are a growing market or are ruled by some despot with deep pockets you don't stand a chance, of course. For that reason alone, I like that video. Its old school in its own way!
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Old 11 Mar 2014, 17:08 (Ref:3377483)   #917
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It shows how much motorsport has changed over the last 15-20 years that they would even consider holding a round of an FIA World Championship in Finland?
Not a rallying fan then I take it?
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Old 11 Mar 2014, 17:46 (Ref:3377497)   #918
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Apologies for continuing off topic, but putting my pedants hat on for a minute, while in the 90s Finland couldn't boast a domestic manufacturer of their own, Valmet built Saabs for the world market from the late 60s, and all Porsche Boxster and Cayman models were produced there until 2011. Vauxhall / Opel Calibra, also sundry Talbots and Ladas, and since last year the Mercedes A Class....

Made some cool farm tractors as well, think at one time Juha Kankkunen was sponsored by them!

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Old 11 Mar 2014, 18:02 (Ref:3377499)   #919
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Carbotanium, the only time drivers needed to use clutch back then was starting and on downshifts, the box flat shifted on the upshift.

I think the fact cars look easy to drive is a combination of things, not the least sports biosciences, look at how fit and strong pro drivers today are compared to those years ago....
In the last generation of GT1 cars (DBR9, C6R, S7R, MC12 and on) drivers had to use clutch only during downshifts, I guess we all know that, but I remeber a video about the mclaren f1 gtr where the driver clearly was using the clutch to upshift (after the tetre rouge around 0:54).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBEngMWNZe4

Maybe more recent cars like CLK and 911 GT1 had a more advanced gearbox, this I don't know, but surely that kind of driving was a lot stressfull than now, where drivers don't need to use clutch at all (if not to restart or to use R).
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Old 11 Mar 2014, 19:02 (Ref:3377521)   #920
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In the last generation of GT1 cars (DBR9, C6R, S7R, MC12 and on) drivers had to use clutch only during downshifts, I guess we all know that, but I remeber a video about the mclaren f1 gtr where the driver clearly was using the clutch to upshift (after the tetre rouge around 0:54).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBEngMWNZe4

Maybe more recent cars like CLK and 911 GT1 had a more advanced gearbox, this I don't know, but surely that kind of driving was a lot stressfull than now, where drivers don't need to use clutch at all (if not to restart or to use R).
that's a very ancient car.

I Belive the CLK and the 911 had the sequential gearbox (upshift without clutch) as did the long tail F1 GTR
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Old 12 Mar 2014, 06:19 (Ref:3377661)   #921
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Goodness me, someone at Magnus Racing had fun here.

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Well. That was different.
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Old 20 Mar 2014, 22:23 (Ref:3382496)   #923
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Anyone recall the awesome Porsche Motorsport ad shown during the first hour of the Sebring 12 Hour this year? I can't find it anywhere..
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I was surfing Drive's youtube channel and came across this informative look at Audis Customer Sport programme which builds and supports the Audi R8 LMS and its customer. Quite interesting how many production components are used in the car.

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Old 27 Apr 2014, 08:51 (Ref:3398676)   #926
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Porsche keeps doing nice vids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAR6O6FSO4s
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It shows how much motorsport has changed over the last 15-20 years that they would even consider holding a round of an FIA World Championship in Finland, a European country made up predominantly of trees with a small population and no car manufacturer. Nowadays unless you sit on top of an enormous quantity of oil, can claim you are a growing market or are ruled by some despot with deep pockets you don't stand a chance, of course. For that reason alone, I like that video. Its old school in its own way!
And it's a pity that since then there hasn't been any international track races in Finland. Especially this kind of races which have works teams participating.
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Old 28 Apr 2014, 17:21 (Ref:3399278)   #928
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And it's a pity that since then there hasn't been any international track races in Finland. Especially this kind of races which have works teams participating.
There were some plans of WTCC race in mid 2000s, but there was no track.

Now there are those one or two modern Grade 2 level tracks in planning/construction phase, so maybe in future.
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Old 3 Jun 2014, 01:08 (Ref:3414532)   #929
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Something from Duke archives:

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^ Needs to be corrected though that it's not Bellof but Jochen Mass, still 1985 though.
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