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The 2023 Formula One Season

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony Lockhart, Nov 21, 2022.

  1. markvdv

    markvdv pfm Member

    So June, Spain, is first chance for mayor upgrades for any car now ?
  2. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Hope the city recovers okay. Get used to this, strap yourselves in.
  3. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    With so many races per season, some strange scheduling, and the August break, I can’t see anywhere in the calendar to fit the race in, so that’s that :(
  4. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Yeah, our inconvenience in missing a bit of weekend entertainment is not very significant compared to what the locals may suffer.
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  5. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Ergo

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  6. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    There are still options:D

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  7. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

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  8. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Bad luck Max
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  9. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Just got an email from Formula 1, due to the cancellation of this week's race they've extended my F1TV subscription by one week.
  10. Ward

    Ward pfm Member

    Bananahead, davidjt, sean99 and 2 others like this.
  11. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

    F1-only fans look away now, but.....

    Possibly the most cumbersome looking car Ferrari have ever produced, but clearly pretty effective. And, unusually the camera has been placed so that you can see the drivers hands and feet.
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  12. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

    Nice heel and toe shifts. The only car I've been able to perfect that in was my old mini fitted with a Paddy Hopkirk pedal extension on the accelerator. It's near impossible with the floor hinged pedal in my Golf.
  13. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

    Mine ws a Riley Elf - even less cool than a Morris Minor, if that's possible. But with the aid of a magazine (Hot Car?) I ported the head myself (and that dreadful cast iron manifold) and with a sports exhaust at least it sounded like a Cooper.

    (I think we're showing our age....)
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  14. Richard Lines

    Richard Lines pfm Member

    I would have thought the likes of some files and rotary burrs etc would have been more effective......:rolleyes:


  15. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

    Those, too. I'd somehow managed to blow the head gasket and a 500cc mini engine tended to struggle, especially on hills. My landlord said something like 'New gasket on a mini - piece of p*ss. And while you've got the head off it would be daft not to improve on BL's **** effort.'
    So I did.
    2023, and a few weeks back when a customs inspector wanted to look under the bonnett it took me a couple of minutes to find the release. Progress?
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  16. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Here’s a shocker.

    It’s already 4 years since Niki Lauda passed away.
    Covid would have been such a worry for him anyway, and as for the current state of F1, well.
  17. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    With the help of a few basic tools, a socket set, and a Haynes manual you could do pretty much anything under a car bonnet.

    Nowadays, about the only thing I dare do is top up the washer reservoir. ;)
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  18. clivem2

    clivem2 pfm Member

    Even washer fluid is more picky nowadays. With some cars if you don’t use the correct additive you end up with mould in there and an expensive tear down to clean it up.
  19. Copperjacket

    Copperjacket pfm Member

    A few years ago I was given some washer fluid for use in the winter that when the external temperature was sub-zero, stank of whisky. The first time I used it was first thing in the morning in the run up to Christmas, I sat in the car seriously saying to myself “ but I didn’t drink that much last nigh...” and then I remembered I hadn’t drunk at all!
  20. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Maybe start a separate washer fluid thread? No application in F1 at all! :)

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