OT - F1

paul stenquist pnstenquist at comcast.net
Sun Oct 18 18:53:31 EDT 2009


On Oct 18, 2009, at 6:35 PM, frank theriault wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Cotty <cottycam at mac.com> wrote:
>> On 18/10/09, Jaume Lahuerta, discombobulated, unleashed:
>>
>>> Jaume, the wet blanket...
>>
>> LOL. Hardly.
>>
>> I think they really do fight. We see a nice packaged up wrapping to  
>> it
>> all, but at the end of the day it's a sweaty hell of drivign as  
>> fast as
>> you can. Have you ever gone karting? After 15 minutes of that I am
>> absolutely shattered, and have aches for days....
>
> I'm pretty sure they fight:
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh1WxQmst2o
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WkhxPMhDfg
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2MeWpZSeL8
>
> And, you're right, Cotty, what these guys do is incredibly difficult
> and athletic.  F1 pilots are some of the fittest athletes in the world
> - they have to be to withstand those G forces and maintain such
> intense concentration for the duration of those races.
>

Exactly. And the driver's reactions have to be superb. Things happen  
very fast at that speed. But while reactions have to be immediate,  
they have to be controlled as well. A responsive race car requires a  
light touch.

Paul
> cheers,
> frank
>
>
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