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The 2020 F1 Season

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony Lockhart, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. manicatel

    manicatel pfm Member

    Thanks Tony.
    One of his stories that was actually quite truthful then!
    Thanks for the info
    Back to the topic in hand...................
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  2. tones

    tones Tones deaf

  3. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    Did you ever consider joining a team with your engineering skills/background Tony?
  4. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Next time it comes up, I'm going to apply for the lampost job at Merc :)
  5. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    I applied to a few teams in 1993/4 after I’d returned from Saudi. No interest. Then I heard that the forming Super Aguri team were after hydraulics techs for their factory, applied, interview! Interesting day, but it became obvious that I was being interviewed for a position in the race team. I started to back off, as being away from home from February to Novemember (no separate test team) wasn’t an option.

    Too old now, and in East Anglia, not the ideal location.

    The job takes me to Brize Norton every now and then now, and we tend to stay close to the Leafield Technical Centre where Super Aguri were based. It’s a real shame to see images on line of it now. Up for sale since the Caterham F1 team folded, gradually turning derelict.
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  6. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Slightly off-topic but I think Ian W and yourself Tony have the most interesting jobs among us all on pink fish. F1 and cutting edge (expensive!) military toys? Boyhood fantasy stuff right there!
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  7. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    It has its moments, but I’d certainly struggle with an office job surrounded by quiet people.
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  8. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Canada, Texas and Mexico all cancelled. No refund information yet though F1 did contact us to ask if we want to buy tickets to next year’s race. Cheeky bastards.
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  9. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Man, that's no good - hopefully, you get a full refund sooner rather than later!
  10. IanW

    IanW pfm Member

    Hi John,

    I work for the Sauber Alfa Romeo team.

    Best regards,

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  11. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Blimey, that's gone downhill. I decommissioned their enormous 3D theatre after it all went belly up. Had to take down 3 massive ceiling mounted Barco projectors used in 3D, a whole room of 19 in rack mount computer kit, speakers etc. Took 3 days. Also bought some Meridian amps (501/ 557) from them. Certainly didn't leave it like that! The deal was that I got the job done in exchange for all the kit.

    Those 2 ponds at the front were heaving with massive Koi Carp, sadly, all diseased.
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  12. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Sad case that I am, I bought a Tornado taileron powered flying control unit last year from eBay, £50. These babies were my life from 1982 to 1999, £100,000, and too complicated for their own good. Gave me lots of work though.
    4,000psi hydraulic pressure, three outer loop potentiometers, four inner loop potentiometers, summation shaft, sub actuators, clutches, servos and solenoids.. the list went on. And they even let me play with and repair the electrics. Why can’t I find the confidence to do that now???


    The guy I bought it off had two more, and a Lynx helicopter in his garden. Friends on Facebook now :)
  13. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

  14. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    I love that you bought this, well done.
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  15. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Building one piece at a time?

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  16. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    Updated season

    5 July - Austrian GP, Red Bull Ring
    12 July - Styrian GP, Red Bull Ring
    19 July - Hungarian GP, Hungaroring
    2 August - British GP, Silverstone
    9 August - 70th Anniversary GP, Silverstone
    16 August - Spanish GP, Barcelona
    30 August - Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps
    6 September - Italian GP, Monza
    13 September - Tuscan GP, Mugello
    27 September - Russian GP, Sochi

    New additions
    11 October - Eifel GP, Nurburgring
    25 October - Portuguese GP, Algarve
    1 November - Emilia-Romagna GP, Imola
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  17. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

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  18. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Anyone think the Spanish GP will go ahead now?
  19. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    Good point. If it's called off. I'd be happy to see 2 races at Spa instead.
  20. flapland

    flapland pfm Member

    Except Belgium numbers are on the up so they could be in the same position. Its a difficult call as the whole show is sort of one big bubble or at least bubbles within bubbles so should be OK. If anywhere on the remaining races got as bad as the America's then I suspect they would be pulled but I think for now Spain is below that. However 3 weeks is a longtime in all of this.
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