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


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Here's a pic of an F1 steering wheel:



holy shite






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


which button is for the laser to blast the car in front of you out of the way?





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


Yellow. And the corresponding yellow knob on the bottom right controls the intensity.





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BourgsTheWord
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which button is for the dropping bananas and shooting turtle shells?






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laangler21
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re: How many of you think you could drive an F1 car?


Nope, sure would like to try though. If someone would show me how to turn it on, and how to shift. I think I would be okay on a straight stretch. On a track, I doubt I could make it past the first curve.





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HeadSlash
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my answer: for starters im too big to even get into the cockpit. but if i could fit in it,


If I could fit I could drive it.






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rickgrimes
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I've followed F1 racing for almost 14 years now. All rookie F1 drivers say the sheer power of the brakes is the biggest surprise when they first step into a F1 car for the first time from a lower class. They say they obviously expect the car to be much faster and have tremendous acceleration, but they say there is no way to prepare yourself for how fast these cars stop.

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Performance
Grand Prix cars and the cutting edge technology that constitute them produce an unprecedented combination of outright speed and quickness for the drivers. Every F1 car on the grid is capable of going from 0 to 160 km/h (100 mph) and back to 0 in less than five seconds. During a demonstration at the Silverstone circuit in Britain, an F1 McLaren-Mercedes car driven by David Coulthard gave a pair of Mercedes-Benz street cars a head start of seventy seconds, and was able to beat the cars to the finish line from a standing start, a distance of only 3.2 miles (5.2 km).


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Deceleration
The carbon brakes in combination with tyre technology and the car's aerodynamics produce truly remarkable braking forces. The deceleration force under braking is usually 4 g (39 m/s2), and can be as high as 5–6 g when braking from extreme speeds, for instance at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit or at Indianapolis. In 2007, Martin Brundle, a former Grand Prix driver, tested the Williams Toyota FW29 Formula 1 car, and stated that under heavy braking he felt like his lungs were hitting the inside of his ribcage, forcing him to exhale involuntarily.


Also F1 cars are among the safest racing cars on the planet. F1 hasn't had a racing related fatality since the black weekend in Imola in 1994 when we lost Senna (arguably the greatest F1 driver of all time) and the rookie driver Ratzenberger in the same weekend.

Here is an example of how safe F1 cars are. Robert Kubica walked away from this accident with a sprained ankle: Robert Kubica crash Canadian GP 2007






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BayouBengal504
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F1 hasn't had a racing related fatality since the black weekend in Imola in 1994 when we lost Senna


um, last year someone died in some major race... i watched it live






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CaptainsWafer
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rickgrimes
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Just to illustrate how hard it is to drive an F1 can even in a straight line:

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Mohammad Bin Sulayem, 14 times Middle East rally champion, in a high-impact crash while driving a Renault Formula 1 car at the Dubai Autodrome.


LINK






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Bunta
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That was indy.





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PoppaD
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I know I could wreck it real quick but I would like to try.

I just looked at the aerial shots for the new cota track they built here in Austin and have no idea how the drivers get around it in one piece at race speeds.






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rickgrimes
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um, last year someone died in some major race... i watched it live

I said nobody died in Forumla 1 racing. I have watched almost every race for the past 6 years. I'd know if somebody died. I think you are thinking about Dan Wheldon, who died in an Indy Car race in Las Vegas last year - LINK






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Sits With Squirrels
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<--------------------- This Guy





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weagle99
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A F1 car is possibly the most technologically advanced machine on Earth that can't fly through the air or into space.





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


oh gotcha

check out the acceleration on this f1 car!!!
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BayouBengal504
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yep, that wAs it, sorry about that... the whole race they were saying the track was unsafe... that was horible





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rickgrimes
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Formula 1 racing is my favorite topic to discuss. Here is another video. While the F1 car beats almost anything that moves, it is still no match for a fighter jet. However it did hold its own for a few seconds there until the afterburner kicked in on the jet:

F1 car vs. Fighter Jet



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BourgsTheWord
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What's the difference in F1 and Indy?





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barry
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A F1 car is possibly the most technologically advanced machine on Earth that can't fly through the air or into space.


The new engines in 2014 will be turbocharged 1.6 liter V6's that can make 600+ HP. Thats right 600 HP from a 1.6 liter V6.






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