Thread: Formula 1 2019
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:56 AM   #812
grandpa rex
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Over on BAT, there is a 1999 Jordan F1 roller for sale. In the commentary, one of the readers reminisced about when this car was actually racing. It points out one of the primary reasons that F1 is in so much trouble today.

Here you go:

@RussellJay – you are correct about the sound of an older F1 V10 or V12. My European wife got me started watching F1 on television. She grew up traveling about Europe going to F1 races with her father when she was a mere lass. She kept telling me that you could not appreciate the sound of one of these engines revving to 18/19K. I kept telling her that I knew what a loud engine was having cut my teeth building big block Chevrolet’s back in the early 70’s during my drag racing days. Also had seen with top fuel dragsters numerous times. If you have never seen one of those in action, I describe it as you can see the air move. Have to see it to believe it. Anyway, when F1 returned to the USA, we went to the first race at Indy. We were a little late and were across the street from the main gate when someone in the pits fired one off for a practice session. The pits aren’t all that close to the main gate and there is a huge wall in front of you. I was standing there with tears running down my face and the hair on the back of my neck standing up. It was a seminal moment in my life! I had to agree with her that there is nothing in the world like this sound. We made an annual vacation out of Indy every year from then on. If you are into internal combustion engines, you have not lived until you one of these engines in action. I guess you will have to experience it with vintage F1 now. Since the advent of the turbo V6’s, she doesn’t even watch them on TV anymore. It’s just not the same.
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