The 1998 f1 cars

The 1998 f1 cars

Post by coft » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00


After Mika Hakkinen tried the 1998 McLaren Car
He said that because of the car sliding all over
the place, he and other drivers would have to change
their driving style (which he didn't mind)
Wouldn't the 1998 rules benefit MS driving style?

--
Odd Inge Aarstad

 
 
 

The 1998 f1 cars

Post by Morten Pederse » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> After Mika Hakkinen tried the 1998 McLaren Car
> He said that because of the car sliding all over
> the place, he and other drivers would have to change
> their driving style (which he didn't mind)
> Wouldn't the 1998 rules benefit MS driving style?

I've heard somewhere that the cars would handle more like go-karts. And
we have sometimes seem MS drive his '96 F310 like a gokart, so maybe you
are right.

Morten

 
 
 

The 1998 f1 cars

Post by Keith Allso » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Hopefully it is true that MS will dominate in the new gokart F1.  That
is the best way to ensure that the rules will be scrapped for '99.

Keith.

Quote:

> After Mika Hakkinen tried the 1998 McLaren Car
> He said that because of the car sliding all over
> the place, he and other drivers would have to change
> their driving style (which he didn't mind)
> Wouldn't the 1998 rules benefit MS driving style?

> --
> Odd Inge Aarstad


 
 
 

The 1998 f1 cars

Post by Paul Fielde » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00

The 1998 rules are long overdue and can only improve the racing.
A quote in this weeks Autosport about Monza sums up F1 at present.
" Its was fast, it was close - but is it racing"


: Hopefully it is true that MS will dominate in the new gokart F1.  That
: is the best way to ensure that the rules will be scrapped for '99.

 
 
 

The 1998 f1 cars

Post by Christian Schick » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> After Mika Hakkinen tried the 1998 McLaren Car
> He said that because of the car sliding all over
> the place, he and other drivers would have to change
> their driving style (which he didn't mind)
> Wouldn't the 1998 rules benefit MS driving style?

> --
> Odd Inge Aarstad

what i have read about the new cars sounded more like they changed it
intentionally to the disliking of MS to make him slower and give all the
other drivers a chance to reach his level.
well, it will be fun to see who adapts quicker to them.

                                      christian
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  "when i am king you will be first against the wall"  (Radiohead)

 
 
 

The 1998 f1 cars

Post by Mari » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00

On Thu, 11 Sep 1997 18:06:18 +0200, Christian Schicke

Quote:

>what i have read about the new cars sounded more like they changed it
>intentionally to the disliking of MS to make him slower and give all the
>other drivers a chance to reach his level.

yeah, sure. Seen a lot of men in black around the corner lately?

Mario


##to send email delete the leading *NOSPAM* from reply-adress##
pgp public key on request

linux: the choice of a GNU generation

 
 
 

The 1998 f1 cars

Post by cadenz » Mon, 15 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> > After Mika Hakkinen tried the 1998 McLaren Car
> > He said that because of the car sliding all over
> > the place, he and other drivers would have to change
> > their driving style (which he didn't mind)
> > Wouldn't the 1998 rules benefit MS driving style?

> I've heard somewhere that the cars would handle more like go-karts. And
> we have sometimes seem MS drive his '96 F310 like a gokart, so maybe you
> are right.

> Morten

'98 F1 cars handling like Karts? Dont think so.  I race karts and in my
experience karts are considerably over tyred, therefore giving
tremendous grip for their size.  The '98 F1 cars will be under tyred, so
they will be sliding around all over the place.
-Jono
 
 
 

The 1998 f1 cars

Post by Keith Allso » Mon, 15 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Paul,

Don't have a knee jerk reaction over one race.  This is the most
competitive season in the last 10 or more.  Agreed, there is not much
overtaking compared to the 1970's.  However, the top 4 or 5 teams are
closer than in many, many years.  Closer than any time since the days
when most of the grid were on Cosworth power.

Next season is very unlikely to be competitive.  Rule instability pretty
much guarantees that.  There may be some great overtaking in the
backmarkers next year.  Big deal.  As far as changing the rules to
enable more overtaking, if that was the goal then F1 is not paying
attention.  They only need to look at CART to see what to do.  Bernie
and Max need to take off the stateside blinkers and talk to a few
aerodynamic engineers who can explain why CART racing is close.  Big,
big hint: it's not the tyres.  CART aerodynamics are specifically
regulated to ensure close racing, and it works.

I am all for rule changes that improve driver safety and/or make the
sport more competitive.  However, ignoring tried and proven approaches
in other racing divisions is pure stupidity.  F1 does not have to morph
into CART to remain competitive, but the '98 changes are not moving the
sport ahead.

Keith.

Quote:

> The 1998 rules are long overdue and can only improve the racing.
> A quote in this weeks Autosport about Monza sums up F1 at present.
> " Its was fast, it was close - but is it racing"


> : Hopefully it is true that MS will dominate in the new gokart F1.
> That
> : is the best way to ensure that the rules will be scrapped for '99.