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BayouBengal504
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How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


i know lots of people have done those weekend trips on the track where you get to drive a "nascar" thats not fully powered.

how many of you think that with one week of training could actually make it one lap around a course in a REAL F1 car?

one of these

with this as its steering wheel


just to show you how hard it is, Richard from top gear couldnt even get the car into gear... and he drives supercars for a living

LINK


my answer: for starters im too big to even get into the cockpit. but if i could fit in it, i think with a week of training i could get it rolling on a straight away. no way i could handle turns because i know you have to speed up in turns to get grip and heat up the breaks, which doesnt seem right in my mind. so no, i dont think i could, but i would sure as shite enjoy trying

ETA: watch the video in the link if you are super confident you can.... it will make you think twice



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Tactical1
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


I am pretty sure I could not.





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RonFNSwanson
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


I don't know if I could, but I would sure like to try





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Ellunchboxo
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


I don't want to die.





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BRgetthenet
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


Could, but I wouldn't fit. So, I can't.





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BourgsTheWord
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


I can't drive a stick, so no.





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maburu2
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


Just to give you an idea. There was this video on youtube, where they had a well known rally champion from dubai test the F1 car. Now this guy has probably the biggest collection of super cars you'll ever see. F40, F50, Enzo, CLK GTR, XJ220, Carerra GT, and so on. He test rode the car in the morning on a straight stretch of road, he got a few runs on it till he got comfortable with the shifting. Then they took the car on the track to race it against one of his suped up mustangs, and he ended up crashing the formula car. So chance is no one here would.





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BRgetthenet
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


the gears are on the steering wheel Bourg.

You could figure it out.






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CaptainsWafer
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


No way I could. WAY WAY WAY too sophisticated. I'd sure as heck would like to though.





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LSUTygerFan
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


shite... OT ballers have 2 of those in their garage just in case the crash one.





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Jim Rockford
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


My GF had the opportunity to sit in a F1 car one time. She couldn't even mash down the clutch.





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Gaston
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


I can rev match pretty well in a manual, but I doubt I could deal with the touchiness of that throttle.


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BRgetthenet
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


Damn, I guess you're right.

I'd sure like to wreck one trying.






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BayouBengal504
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


its the clutch, not the throttle... the thing is tuned to such high gears, richard took 2 minutes to move the car 20 feet... it kept stalling





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CaptainsWafer
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


Here's a pic of an F1 steering wheel:







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BourgsTheWord
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


Looks like a video game





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BayouBengal504
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


once you figure out what each button does, then you have to be able to know which one to hit in a split second while driving a car 200+mph headed towards a turn.... no thank you





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barry
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


I can tell you i could light the shite out of the tires





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iheartlsu
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


quote:

I can't drive a stick, so no.

there's no stick






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