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Forum: Technical forums 05-27-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,585
Posted By TheScrutineer
Push bike is surely is the most efficient form of...

Push bike is surely is the most efficient form of transport available? Pretty much anything using an engine will expend energy while not in motion (idling, clutch down etc). Obviously, it has its...
Forum: Racing forums 05-26-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,819
Posted By TheScrutineer
Even if they had tech backing, the fact they were...

Even if they had tech backing, the fact they were put together in a wood shed rather than some multi-million pound construction facility still amazes.
Forum: Racing forums 05-26-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,721
Posted By TheScrutineer
From a spectators stand point street races can be...

From a spectators stand point street races can be boring but as a driver they are an awesome challenge. I still like Monaco even though we see hardly any overtaking.

Although there is Valencia -...
Forum: Racing forums 05-26-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,819
Posted By TheScrutineer
I'm one of the rare few who actually like...

I'm one of the rare few who actually like manufacturers in F1. Keeps the competition and technology high and manufacturers usually have racing pedigree - though costs rocket. Plus, we never get any...
Forum: Technical forums 05-26-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,198
Posted By TheScrutineer
Treating light scratches

I have a few light scratches on my car from thorns/bushes that won't wash off. Therefore I need to T-Cut 'em out.

My question is, can I get away with just T-Cutting the scratch areas, adding a...
Forum: Technical forums 04-25-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 52,128
Posted By TheScrutineer
haha! oops. i thought the 23 views was just a...

haha! oops. i thought the 23 views was just a reflection of my mediocre driving ability.:) i will try and upload again raw tommrow
Forum: Technical forums 04-25-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 52,128
Posted By TheScrutineer
The purity of Formula Ford is immense. I paid...

The purity of Formula Ford is immense. I paid some money last year to drive one on an experience day and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Even though I was driving a Nissan GTR earlier...
Forum: General Automotive 04-23-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,911
Posted By TheScrutineer
I have to say, that 599FXX is still awesome. But...

I have to say, that 599FXX is still awesome. But I still can't see it justifying its crazy price tag just so 'you can be a part of the Ferrari development program'. How can some rich business man...
Forum: General Automotive 04-23-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,911
Posted By TheScrutineer
"production-derived sports car" Was the...

"production-derived sports car"

Was the (quicker) 'production' Radicals on slicks as well?

I'm assuming this thing still has a single-clutch gearbox. Whats the point in still messing around...
Forum: Technical forums 04-23-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 52,128
Posted By TheScrutineer
F1's high performance is heavily reliant on...

F1's high performance is heavily reliant on aerodynamics. You can always cut downforce to put emphasis on mechanical grip, but you can never cut it out if you want the championship to be the fastest...
Forum: Car comparison 04-22-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,797
Posted By TheScrutineer
Always wanted one of those prodrive McRae Impreza...

Always wanted one of those prodrive McRae Impreza SRIs with all of the 555 decals plastered all over it. Unfortunately they have been hijacked by white trash chavs here in the UK, yet I still long...
Forum: Technical forums 04-21-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 52,128
Posted By TheScrutineer
Mark Hughes is the guy, and he is pretty well...

Mark Hughes is the guy, and he is pretty well respected and he seems knowledgeable. This below is not the article (I will have a look tonight) but some of his writing on the redbull Pullrod:

“But...
Forum: Technical forums 04-21-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 52,128
Posted By TheScrutineer
Cheers for the info. I understand the...

Cheers for the info.

I understand the problem with 'stalling' when bottoming out. I read an interesting article in Autosport saying that the secret to Redbull's success is probably not ride height...
Forum: Technical forums 04-21-2010, 02:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 52,128
Posted By TheScrutineer
I am pretty positive it was some stupid figure...

I am pretty positive it was some stupid figure that the human body could not handle lap after lap, I remember that paragraph quite vividly. Maybe they were referring to dropping the regulation tyres...
Forum: Car comparison 04-21-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 279,260
Posted By TheScrutineer
The sad fact is that girl could have spent the...

The sad fact is that girl could have spent the exact same money on a a real sportscar with young persons insurance?
Forum: Car comparison 04-20-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 279,260
Posted By TheScrutineer
Most SUVs and chavvy done-up motor like below... ...

Most SUVs and chavvy done-up motor like below...

http://www.phoenix-autosport.co.uk/images/donnas%20bunny%2005.jpg

Those bloody devil horn 'spoilers'!!! More drag, no downforce.
Forum: Racing forums 04-20-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,931
Posted By TheScrutineer
A McLaren engineer (can't remember who) was being...

A McLaren engineer (can't remember who) was being interviewed after the race and said there has been no clear advantage in tyre wear with Button's smooth style compared to Hamilton. It also stated...
Forum: Racing forums 04-19-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,931
Posted By TheScrutineer
However you hate Hamilton for his moves on the...

However you hate Hamilton for his moves on the track, you can never deny his outright pace. Its a fact he is faster than Button and a fact that in his first year he kept Alonso honest. How can these...
Forum: Racing forums 04-19-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,931
Posted By TheScrutineer
Vettel could have just held his position in the...

Vettel could have just held his position in the lane and continued onto the pit exit instead of squeezing. Its hard for a driver to make the decision to penalise himself in the heat of the moment e.g...
Forum: Technical forums 04-19-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 52,128
Posted By TheScrutineer
Interesting. I read an article a few years ago in...

Interesting. I read an article a few years ago in F1Racing magazine were Williams attempted design and predict the performance of a fantasy F1 car. I believe it was 2004. They used the same 3 litre...
Forum: Racing forums 04-19-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,931
Posted By TheScrutineer
The entrance to the pit lane is legally a part of...

The entrance to the pit lane is legally a part of the race track and you are allowed to race and high speed until you cross the white line to enter. Vettel did squeeze Hamilton into the garages,he...
Forum: Racing forums 04-18-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,931
Posted By TheScrutineer
The most dangerous part of that manouver was...

The most dangerous part of that manouver was Hamilton being squeezed into the direction of the garages. Hamilton's car was not released at a good moment, but Vettel's squeezing could have been...
Forum: Racing forums 04-16-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,931
Posted By TheScrutineer
Jeez, what a failure on Buemi's STR. Never seen...

Jeez, what a failure on Buemi's STR. Never seen uprights fail before.
Forum: Racing forums 04-15-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 58,639
Posted By TheScrutineer
If that the case, then it seems better to have...

If that the case, then it seems better to have the profile of the tyre handling the ride than the suspension, like we have now. Do LeMans prototypes race with low profiles because of sportscar regs,...
Forum: Racing forums 04-15-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 58,639
Posted By TheScrutineer
With the 13" wheels I beleive the cars use the...

With the 13" wheels I beleive the cars use the 'flex' of the thicker tyre with stiffer suspension. So I would assume a high profile tyre, being stiffer, would rely on a softer suspension set up....
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