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  • McLaren-Mercedes F1 at Bathurst: Tue, 22 Mar, 2011
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Offline Rickjames


  • Joined: Aug 2008

  • Location: Bathuuurst
Was a fantastic event, the F1 car sounds awesome! So fast, the acceleration out of the corner was night and day compared to the V8. Lowndes did so well, each lap you could see him getting faster, he begun with lifting at the kink before the chase, by the end he was flat out.

I gotta give props to the helicopter pilot that was filming. That guy was nuts, I've got a video below (the quality is truly vomit worthy) he was hooking like I've never seen before. And coming through the chase he was eye level with us. Awesome! Mind you I think he scared himself during one of his moves, helicopter made pretty odd lurch, didn't look intended!

Big props to all involved, Vodafone, the local council and cams, you guys rock for getting this event across the line!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikQ0xpnyQW8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikQ0xpnyQW8</a>



Offline dkabab

Love the fact the car is louder than a helicopter



Offline a.taylor


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Offline cel

That is so cool to see, love the vids! It's cool to see the helicopter trying to keep up :)



Offline bbb


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I've never seen an F1 car in person before and was lucky enough to get up really close to it today. I was absolutely BLOWN away. Amazing and what a sound!!!
 
I'd post my pics and vids but i still can't work out where the 'Attach' button is. I'll upload the vids to youTube instead...

EDIT* Vids added....

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Offline carmooch


  • Joined: Dec 2010

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It was a very spur of the moment decision but I headed out to Bathurst today as well.

The road to Bathurst is shocking! More speed limit changes, road works and school zones then you can poke a stick at! 200km quickly turns into a 3.5 hour trek!

Anyway it was all definitely worth it! Seeing the F1 car at Mt Panorama is something that won't be repeated any time soon so I'm glad I got to see it in person.

Here are a couple of shots. I didn't take many as I knew they were only doing a handful of laps and I didn't want my only perspective to be through a camera lens.

As for the numbers. Lowndes was only a second slower than Button in the F1 car but Button was six seconds slower than Lowndes in the V8 Supercar! Not a bad effort from Lowndes at all!

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Offline ferrarista2


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If you look at those times for both cars and make allowances for each guy's familiarity with their own car , that F1 lap by Lowndes is spectacular.
Not really, I think it's more than the f1 car is just so much more torkey down low, that it doesn't matter if you get a turn wrong, or enter a curve slower,...the extra power covers your mistake
Everything looks better in carbon fibre



Offline dkabab

Not really, I think it's more than the f1 car is just so much more torkey down low, that it doesn't matter if you get a turn wrong, or enter a curve slower,...the extra power covers your mistake

Which is why f1 is so exciting to watch because the entire field is so evenly matched it's anyones guess who will win.....  :doh:



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