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Geoffrey Settle
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It proves that the driver is just an accessory, it is the car that counts. Perhaps this should be taken more into account when votes are cast in the Sports Personality of the year.
the driver while only a small part of the overall chances of success of a team, is still a very important one. Try telling Vettel that he doesn't make a difference. Or ask why Piquet still gets a drive after being outdriven in every race by his team mate last year. Or Hamilton finishing third today with possibly the second worse car on the grid after force India.
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Hamilton came in 4th, but Trulli (?) who was 3rd was later docked 25 seconds for something obscure so Hamilton was awarded 3rd :wink:

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No idea what are they?

 

I have seen one quote of 231 tonnes per car per season. It's good for the crops :wink::wink:

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Dont forget what you see in f1 usually ends up on your car soem eyars later. Kerrs is the latest and that will cut CO2 globally not just as part of 20 cars racing for 32 hours a year.

 

ABS, TCS and EDS are all ex F1 inventions. Paddle gearboxes were also in F1 in the late 80's

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Dont forget what you see in f1 usually ends up on your car soem eyars later. Kerrs is the latest and that will cut CO2 globally not just as part of 20 cars racing for 32 hours a year.

 

ABS, TCS and EDS are all ex F1 inventions. Paddle gearboxes were also in F1 in the late 80's

 

Adrian, the phrase you have used is actually used to describe what appears on a Mercedes Benz S Class saloon usually appears on other cars within 10 years!

 

and if you have a Ferrari or an Aston Martin or Lambo, the paddle gearbox will be a great help!

 

ABS was not an F1 invention at all... it was invented by Mercedes Benz by a man called Heinz Leiber and was first put on a 500SEL saloon in 1978 as a 2500 Mark option.

 

Heinz Leiber took an earlier system which was developed from a 1960's Dunlop aircraft system and was tested on a Ford Continental in the late 1960's

 

The S Class now employs systems which work all of the time while the car is moving such as ESP and ASR unlike ABS which only operates under braking.

 

So when the likes of Geoff and Egbert start moaning about big "luxury" cars, just remember where all the technology starts from that is fitted to their Nissan Micras!!

 

General Motors invented the first TCS back in the early 70's and first fitted to the Cadillac Elderado......

 

F1 cars may well use the technology but it looks like they don't invent it!!

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okay perhaps invent was the wrong word but develope or populairise (?), but as most manufacturers (until recently) were in F1 any technology they create does filter its way down albeit I accept to the best cars first.

 

Paddle gearboxes are only a variation on the siquential gearbox that most autos now have as a facility.

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