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  1. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    In a sport where regulations and protests are now normal, there once was a Champion who was my boyhood hero. Someone I actually met and chatted to at Oulton Park in the early Sixties. There will never be another like this:
  2. Mactech

    Mercedes GLE W166 Bursts into Flames and Burns

    I'm no expert on automotive fires, but I have some experience of roast racing cars. The most likely cause is a high pressure flammable liquid leak getting on something very hot (for example exhaust system) These can include, but are not confined to: Petrol or diesel Brake fluid Engine oil...
  3. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    Yes, the whole idea of motorsport is to grab the ideas that work well and improve on them. The Williams FW07 took the ground effect principle shown by Lotus and made a robust car from it, and one that won championships. Nobody thought that was copying! What 'Tracing point' have done is made a...
  4. Mactech

    Have You Seen Any Interesting Cars On The Road Lately?

    Well, not on the road, but at Oulton Park on Friday. It's my old F3 car from 1983! The one Martin Brundle had his epic fight with Senna for the British F3 title in. The car was driven by both Martin and his son Alex a couple of years ago and is duly singed on the monocoque. Embarrassingly...
  5. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    The difference between Racing Point having not run Mercedes rear brake ducts on their car last year (when they were available!) is worth 400k euros and negative 15 points. Like I said, 'semantics and lawyers':doh:
  6. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    As I suspected, Pirelli confirms tyre failure results from Silverstone. 'After launching an urgent investigation, Pirelli concluded that the failures were caused by “extremely long use” after drivers made early stops under a Safety Car triggered when AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat had a high-speed...
  7. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    The problem today stems from the fact that most runners pitted early for a 'cheap' pitstop under the safety car caused by Kyvat, and ran the tyres longer than intended to avoid another stop before the end of the race. Indeed, Silverstone is extreme on tyres and I think we learned from today who...
  8. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    Hmmm....British driver closely following teammate who spins. The lap is imperative to grid position and so doesn't 'see' or back off for the yellow. Result = penalty. Where have I heard that one recently?
  9. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    I was very impressed with all the Brits in qualifying today. Lewis just allowed his team mate to think he was in with a shout, then turned the Mercedes motor and himself up to 11 in Q3 with two laps good enough for pole. 'Last Lap Lando' just seemingly ghosted his way up the grid at the last...
  10. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    I have sympathy for Perez. Unfortunately, not even F1 is immune to the realities of this Covidian era. In his position, I might well be feeling sick if I was forced out of the team so that 'daddies boy' could be retained.
  11. Mactech

    Have You Seen Any Interesting Cars On The Road Lately?

    Ahh! The ancient art of Topairmini. A firm favourite with almost three people since 1959.....allegedly....
  12. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    I suspect the fact they are both red and Italian is the only common factor. Ducati have been run by Audi Sport for a few years now and have a strong bike. They didn't have that when Rossi was there. I feel the problem over the last few years is they haven't had a 'alien' in the team like...
  13. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    I suspect not, as they already admitted it is a hole they have dug for themselves, and you can't just buy yourself out of the technical pit they are currently in. We knew about the engine power and the aerodynamic drama's, but they have also now said they have car dynamic issues as well. ...and...
  14. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    Some of the most rational words to come out of Maranello for some time.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/53564603
  15. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    Ahhh! I'm normally quite good with tenuous, but that one must go down as 'elevenuous'...with apologies to Spinal Tap :rolleyes:
  16. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    Yep, it is a generational thing as I have absolutely no idea what the Pet Shop Boys or the time refer to! :dk:
  17. Mactech

    Formula 1 2020 (Will Contain Race Day Spoilers)

    You know when you're getting old when..... Kimi is the only current F1 driver I have actually run! ...but there are plenty in the Sky team of pundits I have either run or know. I guess it's a generational thing :dk: I'll consider myself re-tyred, but is that the mediums or softs.....
  18. Mactech

    Wot! Still no Mercedes?

    What! Like in my XJ220? or S211? Or ML? Or Range Rover? Or more recently Volvo? To be honest, I've almost done that one to death now! :rolleyes: ;)
  19. Mactech

    Wot! Still no Mercedes?

    I quite agree! However the number of new A8's with light interiors in the country I can count on one hand. Those I could buy at 50% RRP, non existent. I was worried that it would be very dark and drab, but I sat in an S line one in the showroom and, to my surprise, really liked it :dk: I can...
  20. Mactech

    Wot! Still no Mercedes?

    Thanks for the 'heads up' but I have checked with the dealers and my car has no outstanding re-calls and that '38C7' (the gearbox oil line) did not apply to my car. My car was an August 2019 build and the date code on the tyres does tally with that. :thumb:
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