25th Feb 10, 00:20 #41
Yes its Ross Brawn - Tyrrell :-]
Imagine that Mercedes linked to the wonderful Tyrrell team - lets see now if they can match the accomplishments of the great Uncle Ken as Mercedes.
Certainly Ross the boss is made of similar stuff.
My favorite Tyrrell is the 007. Photos have rarely done that car justice. Two favorite pictures of mine is one at Anderstorp 1974 where Jody and Patrick are leading 1-2 down the straight past the pits and, with Jody leady Lole in a great opposite lock oversteer through I think the old Jukskei Sweep at Kyalami. He was not known as "Sideways Scheckter" for nothing!Jense - Mclaren MP4-25MonzaOne
25th Feb 10, 01:10 #42
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25th Feb 10, 02:04 #44
McLaren Racing Ltd has the same company number as Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd, and was formed as a result of a merger with Ron Dennis's Project Four Racing Ltd and a subsequent takeover and buyout of the remaining shareholders of Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd.
Hence the reason why the cars carry the chassis designation MP4-25. McLaren Project 4 - 25 (not Marlboro Project 4 which stopped when the chassis designations changed from a slash to a dash).Horse! You have failed in your mission! We are lost with no sign of Sweetville. Do you have any final words before your summary execution?
25th Feb 10, 03:26 #45
25th Feb 10, 05:07 #46Horse! You have failed in your mission! We are lost with no sign of Sweetville. Do you have any final words before your summary execution?
25th Feb 10, 23:42 #47
Team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is just corporate branding at work which does not use the company's real name, for example take Williams, their entry identity is AT&T Williams but the company itself is still known as Williams Grand Prix Engineering and that has'nt changed since Frank Williams re-formed his team back in 1977."Alboreto, into the pits, and im going to stop the startwatch" (Murray Walker, Monaco 1987)
26th Feb 10, 01:41 #48
A driver in the late 1970's barricaded himself in his hotel room and refused to come out and participate in grand prix practice until the team owner agreed to treat his mechanics better. Who is he?
In 1976, a certain driver after going off during practice, stood in front of his racing car in order to protect it. His name was?
In the 1980's a certain well known teams' mechanics refused to do any further work on the car of one of their drivers. They had already done work the equivalent of TWO grands prix and the race was yet to be run. This driver is known as?Jense - Mclaren MP4-25MonzaOne
26th Feb 10, 17:37 #49
27th Feb 10, 00:16 #50
None of the above :-]
But there are two Italians and one Frenchman involved here.Jense - Mclaren MP4-25MonzaOne
27th Feb 10, 01:13 #51
I'm going to focus on question 2 at the moment.
I've narrowed it down, given that it's either a Frenchman or an Italian. And, it's possibly someone with little experience.
Going into 1976, both Renzo Zorzi and Michel Leclére had one previous start each. Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi had none, but he didn't arrive until later in the year, and he also had a good finishing record.
Given that Leclere entered more races, I'll go with him but I'm just trying to make educated guesses now. These are question you either know or you don't.Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam
27th Feb 10, 04:02 #52
The answer to Question 2 is Vittorio Brambilla.
He went off at Long Beach and worried that the other drivers would not take care he stood in front of his car thinking that they would be extra careful!
I think they stopped practice to retrieve the car.
I guess these days the late "Monza Gorilla" would have fined by the FIA. Drivers were allowed to be free in those days.Jense - Mclaren MP4-25MonzaOne
27th Feb 10, 04:06 #53
Clue for Q1 is that it is a French driver.
Clue for Q3 - may give the driver away - the team is from Woking
:-]Jense - Mclaren MP4-25MonzaOne
27th Feb 10, 14:09 #54
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28th Feb 10, 00:37 #56
Remember the Italian's cartwheeling the Ligier at the Osterreichring?
And when de Cesaris won pole position - the youngest ever pole position winner for over 12 years when Barrichello claimed his first, he burst into tears!!! Emotional fellow.Jense - Mclaren MP4-25MonzaOne
28th Feb 10, 00:50 #57
Q1 is a French driver and he only ever drove for two teams, twice!. He has won grands prix.
Early in his career he astounded the grand prix circus in his first full year for one reason and cemented a decades long friendship with someone every fan admires and respects.Jense - Mclaren MP4-25MonzaOne
28th Feb 10, 04:20 #58
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28th Feb 10, 16:04 #60
One of my FAVORITE drivers - how could he have been anything else BUT a racing driver. Like Vittorio Brambilla!
I was at Brands that day when Laffite was injured at the start and Dr. Johnathan Palmer was the first on the scene.
It is a unique unhappy experience to actually be at a track when one of your favorite drivers are injured.
There was a wonderful interview in F1 racing with Laffite and his brother-in-law Jean-Pierre Jabouille several months ago.
What a golden time for French motor racing - and today there is not even a French Grand Prix. It makes me sad.Jense - Mclaren MP4-25MonzaOne