It looks easy because the drivers are exceptional. Even the crappy ones.
That cockpit is little and low and I would need to be cut off at the knees to fit in. Hatchet time!
God save the Queen.
C. Eloi Marx
Despite Hamster's seemingly tight fit; the cars by regulation have to fit a 6' tall driver. So unless you're over 6'2" you should be theoretically fine to drive a modern F1 car.
Ohh god oh godohgodOOOOOHGOOOOOOOOOOD
|Big Beef Burritos Supreme |
They're complete bastards to drive. They're all about performance, driver feedback and safe handling can go fuck itself.
I used to race 100cc go-karts, and I remember screaming "ohgodohgodohgod" the first time I pinned it down a straight and the wind pulled my helmet back, crunching into my neck-brace.. I understand the emotion, but it must be amplified so much here that I can't even imagine it it.
I've driven Formula Fords before, with no wings and a 1.6 litre engine. The performance of a formula car (even at entry level) is so far above road car standards that it's a complete shock the first time you experience it.
I'm pretty jealous of the Hamster.
I don't follow F1 (Moto GP is so much more entertaining for the spectator), but it does raise the question of whether F1 drivers or MotoGP riders are better atheletes. For MotoGP, riders use their entire body to steer, but the constant stresses are up-down. The F1 riders have to deal with all the blood pooling to one arm or othe other and their neck about to collapse....
F1 is faster, but MotoGP racers feed 1/3 the HP through 1/10th of the tire contact patch. Lines are a lot more precise in MotoGP, as they can use the full width of the track (and then some).
|Syd Midnight |
When he first opens up the throttle:
Training car - "Wow!"
World car - "HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!"
F1 Car - "OOOH MMMY GOODD OOOH MMMY GOODD!!! HOLY MOTHERRR!!"
Pff, its not a real sport. Not like Nascar.
I liked it when the engine sang a song at the end.
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