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      06-16-2020, 12:04 PM   #397
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"Interesting"

Motor racing is an innovative sport when it comes to engines and cars, but there is also a lot of innovation in the peripheral areas. One of the recent developments is a biometric shirt that drivers are able to use. The FIA has approved a new fire-resistant and biometric shirt from Marelli and OMP Racing.


"VISM"

The shirt is short for "VISM" which stands for 'Vital Signs Monitor' and this has come about through a collaboration between Marelli and OMP Racing. Apart from being fire resistant, this shirt is also equipped with a system that can read vital signs from the driver and communicate them to people at the pit wall.
That VISM shirt is amazing and can give early warning if a driver has unusually high heart beat etc and pit crew can call the driver in.
I've seen something similar in science fiction films where crew from spaceship are out and about in breathing gear having their vital signs monitored from hq.
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      06-16-2020, 02:24 PM   #399
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Wonder if Toto is getting tired of that Merc grey.
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      06-16-2020, 03:39 PM   #400
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Wonder if Toto is getting tired of that Merc grey.
Yeah my friend . I never get tired of the left side
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      06-17-2020, 04:54 AM   #401
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Yeah my friend . I never get tired of the left side
Superb picture my friend. I've been studying the lower set front suspension arms of the RB as opposed the the Merc's higher wider set up.
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Yeah my friend . I never get tired of the left side
After perusing over it for a while what's apparent to me is the whole W11 wheelbase is around 3 or more inches further back than the 16 no doubt to accommodate this toe in/out configuration.
The top front suspension config in 11 is far back to accommodate the toe adjustment knuckle. Wonder how it would stand up to a wheel bang when in close quarters with others,I can see this being a possible weakness there.
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After perusing over it for a while what's apparent to me is the whole W11 wheelbase is around 3 or more inches further back than the 16 no doubt to accommodate this toe in/out configuration.
The top front suspension config in 11 is far back to accommodate the toe adjustment knuckle. Wonder how it would stand up to a wheel bang when in close quarters with others,I can see this being a possible weakness there.
Yeah my friend . The W11 set up of the front suspension connection looks also much higher.
Perhaps that improves the front body stiffness in cornering..
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      06-18-2020, 11:16 AM   #404
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Yeah my friend . The W11 set up of the front suspension connection looks also much higher.
Perhaps that improves the front body stiffness in cornering..
The top front support is certainly beefier on the 16 and thinner on 11 though this is balanced out by the more depth spread out bottom front arm on the 11,it looks also like a thin spoiler strengthening the bottom arm there.
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[QUOTE=///M Power-Belgium;26329035]Great job !


My friend, if more buskers did this on the Underground railway I would gladly reward them.
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"Let us hope for a change ASAP" !
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"Let us hope for a change ASAP" !
At this time we can hope, at least 'something' has been scrabbled together by Liberty. The most important thing is for RB to get ahead of W11 at the start,the special set up of the 16 enhances overtakes from seemingly impossible angles however good the moving Merc toe steering performs and it seems a Merc driver overdid it with distasteful comment to Marko which has now been retracted with an apology.
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At this time we can hope, at least 'something' has been scrabbled together by Liberty. The most important thing is for RB to get ahead of W11 at the start,the special set up of the 16 enhances overtakes from seemingly impossible angles however good the moving Merc toe steering performs and it seems a Merc driver overdid it with distasteful comment to Marko which has now been retracted with an apology.
Indeed my friend .

About Helmut Marko :
I knew that he lost an eye in the past , but I didn't knew how .
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Indeed my friend .

About Helmut Marko :
I knew that he lost an eye in the past , but I didn't knew how .
I didn't know also but looking it up now a stone thrown by Fittipaldi's Lotus hit his left eye ending his motor racing career as a driver. The visors then were clearly too thin and were one of the many safety things that Jackie Stewart at the time was addressing but sadly too late for Helmut.
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My friend, what did you think about the cars then from that era, I'm thinking they were the ugliest ever with their flat 'board' plain body designs and hideous plywood type wings.. only from about '75 they started getting more rounder shape and meaningful design.
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My friend, what did you think about the cars then from that era, I'm thinking they were the ugliest ever with their flat 'board' plain body designs and hideous plywood type wings.. only from about '75 they started getting more rounder shape and meaningful design.
Yeah . When I watch the old videos from that era , the first thing I notice is how high the driver is sitting in the car .
It actually looks weird . Shoulders from the driver stick out above the side of the car , and that was really dangerous .
As for the cars , they actually look funny and out of proportion .
Check out Senna's shoulders ..
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[QUOTE=///M Power-Belgium;26127991]"Jacky Ickx" , the legendary Belgian race driver

Ickx was fantastic.

Mind boggling that he and Stirling Moss never won the world title.
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Yeah . When I watch the old videos from that era , the first thing I notice is how high the driver is sitting in the car .
It actually looks weird . Shoulders from the driver stick out above the side of the car , and that was really dangerous .
As for the cars , they actually look funny and out of proportion .
Check out Senna's shoulders ..
Almost certain why Ayrton was killed on that devil's day 1st May '94.Exposed to the maximum.
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Yeah . When I watch the old videos from that era , the first thing I notice is how high the driver is sitting in the car .
It actually looks weird . Shoulders from the driver stick out above the side of the car , and that was really dangerous .
As for the cars , they actually look funny and out of proportion .
Check out Senna's shoulders ..
My friend ,there is an oil painting of Ayrton Senna in my son's bedroom looking pensive,I wish I found one of him smiling, when he smiled the world smiled with him.
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"Jacky Ickx" , the legendary Belgian race driver

Ickx was fantastic.

Mind boggling that he and Stirling Moss never won the world title.
*Mister "Le Mans"
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My friend ,there is an oil painting of Ayrton Senna in my son's bedroom looking pensive,I wish I found one of him smiling, when he smiled the world smiled with him.
The Senna memorial in "Spa-Francorchamps"
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The Senna memorial in "Spa-Francorchamps"
Lived just 34 years and while he was making his way up the F1 ladder stayed in Esher,a place not far from where I was living.
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