Go, Ralfie go...

Go, Ralfie go...

Post by Christine Johnsto » Fri, 30 Aug 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>Yesterday at Silverstone, Ralf Schumacher, at the wheel of the McLaren,
>turned a fast lap of 1:28:01.  Second only to Berger, and a time which is
>sandwiched between the 1996 Silverstone qualifying times of Hakkinen and
>Coulthard.  Not earth-shattering news, but enough to raise a few eyebrows.

>James

I suppose there are a lot of other things too........ McRae the rally
driver (no single seater experience) lapped within 2 seconds of Brundle
at Silverstone.  Boullion is second only to Hill for the fastest lap time
at Silverstone this year but nobody seems racing to sign him up.  Lap
times at Silverstone are very much dependant on the weather and its very
cool here at the moment.  Only McLaren will really know what his test
means.  Which of our wonderful tabloids came up with the phrase Goody
Schu Two?
 
 
 

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Post by James L. Brunso » Fri, 30 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Yesterday at Silverstone, Ralf Schumacher, at the wheel of the McLaren,
turned a fast lap of 1:28:01.  Second only to Berger, and a time which is
sandwiched between the 1996 Silverstone qualifying times of Hakkinen and
Coulthard.  Not earth-shattering news, but enough to raise a few eyebrows.

James

 
 
 

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Post by Rui Pedro Mendes Salguei » Sat, 31 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >Yesterday at Silverstone, Ralf Schumacher, at the wheel of the McLaren,
> >turned a fast lap of 1:28:01.  Second only to Berger, and a time which is
> I suppose there are a lot of other things too........ McRae the rally
> driver (no single seater experience) lapped within 2 seconds of Brundle
> at Silverstone.

Just to be precise, it was at the small Silverstone circuit. I don't
know the differences, but the times were less than a minute (52" and 54" ?).
Probably Brundle was not pushing 100%, also.

Quote:
> Boullion is second only to Hill for the fastest lap time
> at Silverstone this year but nobody seems racing to sign him up.

Frank Williams (or maybe Patrick Head) said something along these lines:
"Boullion is a sort of enigma. He is very fast in private testing
(I think he was faster than Hill at one of the last sessions he drove),
but last year at Sauber he didn't do much."

Some people would of course argue that this means that the order of
ability is Frentzen >> (much faster than) Boullion > (faster than) Hill.
If you subscribe to that view, don't forget to add to the sequence Hill's
teamate in the position found by the same algorithm.

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Post by Spencer Steven » Mon, 02 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>> >Yesterday at Silverstone, Ralf Schumacher, at the wheel of the McLaren,
>> >turned a fast lap of 1:28:01.  Second only to Berger, and a time which is

>> I suppose there are a lot of other things too........ McRae the rally
>> driver (no single seater experience) lapped within 2 seconds of Brundle
>> at Silverstone.
>> Boullion is second only to Hill for the fastest lap time
>> at Silverstone this year but nobody seems racing to sign him up.

>Frank Williams (or maybe Patrick Head) said something along these lines:
>"Boullion is a sort of enigma. He is very fast in private testing
>(I think he was faster than Hill at one of the last sessions he drove),
>but last year at Sauber he didn't do much."

One factor people often forget that the test driver may well be working
with future tweaks or cars which are not strictly F1 legal (for example,
somewhat underweight) and this is before accounting for weather
conditions, tyres and fuel load etc. etc.  Note that this applies to
test drivers rather than F1 drivers who are far more likely to be
working with the current car with race-like setups.
--
Spencer Stevens