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Author Topic: Monza:summers end  (Read 3526 times)

Offline Dare

Monza:summers end
« on: August 31, 2017, 01:30:48 AM »
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  • My favorite race. Monza has what F1 is all about.There's something special here
    that only a few other tracks have. What else could you want...a great track,F1
    history,and the beauties of Italy.

    Italian GP: did you know?
    Michael Schumacher holds the record for the most wins at Monza with five, followed by Nelson Piquet who won on four occasions.
    Ferrari are the most successful team at Monza, having won the race 18 times, the most recent of which was with Fernando Alonso in 2010.
    Sebastian Vettel’s surprise win at Monza in 2008 for Torro Rosso made him the youngest ever winner of a Grand Prix at 21 years, 2 months and 11 days old.
    Juan Pablo Montoya set the fastest lap in a Formula 1 car at Monza in 2004. His time of 1m19.525s was achieved at an average speed of 162.949 m/ph (262.241 km/h)
    The circuit is unique on the current Formula 1 calendar for its mix of long straights and slow chicanes. The low downforce circuit puts strain on engines, which are on full power for 80% of the lap, and gearboxes, which are used heavily in the chicanes.






    https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2017/Italy.html







































    « Last Edit: August 31, 2017, 09:11:30 PM by Dare »


    "The
    democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
    who are
    willing to work and give to those who would not."
    --
    Thomas
    Jefferson

    Offline Scott

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 05:54:01 AM »
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  • I bet Ferrari will be pulling out the stops.  Probably take the damn wings off the cars so they can have the straight line speed to catch the Mercs  ;) ;)
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Robem64

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 07:43:07 AM »
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  • Given this circuit relies on power maybe McLaren should just suffer the grid penalties and fit two engines to each car!
    « Last Edit: August 31, 2017, 09:12:52 PM by Dare »
    "I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 11:40:47 AM »
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  • Here are a few numbers:

    1950 – The year of the first Italian Grand Prix

    68 – The number of official Italian Grands Prix (1980 was the only season in which Monza was not the host)

    5 – Michael Schumacher has the most victories in Italy (1996, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006)

    3 – Championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have both won three times in Italy

    18 – Wins for Ferrari, the most successful manufacturer in Italy (its last win in Italy was 2010)

    53 – Number of laps in the 2017 Italian Grand Prix

    3.6 miles - Length of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

    1:21.046 – Fastest Lap (Rubens Barrichello, 2004)

    42.3 feet – Elevation change


    « Last Edit: August 31, 2017, 09:13:13 PM by Dare »
    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
    ― Bob Dylan

    Offline Dare

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 09:25:01 PM »
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  • 69 Italian GP finish...4 cars racing to the line

    "The
    democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
    who are
    willing to work and give to those who would not."
    --
    Thomas
    Jefferson

    Offline Ian

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 09:47:07 PM »
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  • That's what a finish should look like. Seven years ago I was there with Scott, time has gone too quick.
    An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

    Offline lkjohnson1950

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 07:27:53 AM »
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  • A brief history of the famous (or Infamous) Monza banking, rarely used, now preserved.

    http://www.circuitsofthepast.nl/en-US/monza-oval
    Lonny

    Offline Scott

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 10:34:35 AM »
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  • That's what a finish should look like. Seven years ago I was there with Scott, time has gone too quick.

     :good: :good:
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 12:08:19 PM »
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  • “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
    ― Bob Dylan

    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #9 on: September 01, 2017, 02:22:15 PM »
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  • Rumors NBC is reporting from Monza:

    1. More talk that McLaren will switch to Renault for next season. Any announcements on engine supplier changes for 2018 must be made by the end of the week-end.

    2. Toro Rosso will drop Renault & switch to Honda. When asked about any talks, both Franz Tost and Yusuke Hasegawa used exactly the same phase to brush off questions. Sainz's Renault engine just laid down a smoke screen in FP2.

    3. Robert Kubica is a guest of the team in the Renault garage this week end. That has to make Palmer nervous.

    4. F2 leader Charles Leclerk will get Friday drive time at Sauber for the rest of the season. Ferrari made the arrangements. My guess is that he'll get Wehrlein's car.
    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
    ― Bob Dylan

    Offline jimclark

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #10 on: September 01, 2017, 07:25:31 PM »
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  • An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.
    Off topic, I know. But I must, at this time, disagree with your signature.....



    A "landing" is not a "controlled crash".  ;)
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    However, a "crash" is an "uncontrolled landing". :P  :D
    « Last Edit: September 01, 2017, 07:35:53 PM by jimclark »
    "Those were the days my friends. We thought they'd never end..."

    jimclark

    Offline Ian

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #11 on: September 01, 2017, 08:26:58 PM »
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  • Sorry JC but I stand by my signature, it might be a smoooooth one but it's still hitting the ground.  :P
    An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

    Offline Scott

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #12 on: September 01, 2017, 09:04:35 PM »
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  • Merc in front but Ferrari really close.  I won't call it a Seb pole position, but just might call him for the race.  Interesting to see Mclaren as the de-facto 4th team ahead of the rest.
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Jericoke

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #13 on: September 02, 2017, 02:32:51 AM »
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  • Merc in front but Ferrari really close.  I won't call it a Seb pole position, but just might call him for the race.  Interesting to see Mclaren as the de-facto 4th team ahead of the rest.

    Yeah... I think some people assumed that McLaren was being held back by the Honda, but I'm wondering if the McLaren is a dog itself.

    If I was running a midfield F1 team, I'd certainly take a look at Honda power based on the last few races.

    Offline Irisado

    Re: Monza:summers end
    « Reply #14 on: September 02, 2017, 10:28:48 AM »
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  • It looks as though third practice is going to be washed out and that qualifying is going to be wet as well.  That could mix up the grid order somewhat and make for a more exciting race.
    Soñando con una playa donde brilla el sol, un arco iris ilumina el cielo, y el mar espejea iridescentemente