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Author Topic: Honda's history in F1  (Read 276 times)

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Honda's history in F1
« on: January 28, 2019, 01:57:38 PM »
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  • A little long but a good read. Greed in F1

    https://thejudge13.com/2019/01/25/hondas-coffin-on-wheels/


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    willing to work and give to those who would not."
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    Re: Honda's history in F1
    « Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 04:52:28 PM »
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  • I'm sure Honda are not alone in putting drivers out in unsafe cars, there are far too many deaths between 1950 & the 80s to believe otherwise. Back then drivers were seen as an expendable commodity - rather like last year's car. 

    Can't see Old man Ferrari or Colin Chapman giving in to any driver who refused to drive one of their cars either.

    This story says more about Big John's total understanding of the engineering and mechanical side of the sport, oh and his proper sense of his own mortality. JYS took a similar view when confronted with unsafe situations.

    Good read though Dare, thanks for sharing.  :good:

       
    « Last Edit: January 28, 2019, 04:54:52 PM by John S »
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    Re: Honda's history in F1
    « Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 05:21:29 PM »
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  • Absolutely horrifying, not just Honda either, but whoever was organising F1 at the time to allow them to try again.

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    Re: Honda's history in F1
    « Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 08:10:30 PM »
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  • I'm sure Honda are not alone in putting drivers out in unsafe cars, there are far too many deaths between 1950 & the 80s to believe otherwise. Back then drivers were seen as an expendable commodity - rather like last year's car. 

    Can't see Old man Ferrari or Colin Chapman giving in to any driver who refused to drive one of their cars either.

    This story says more about Big John's total understanding of the engineering and mechanical side of the sport, oh and his proper sense of his own mortality. JYS took a similar view when confronted with unsafe situations.

    Good read though Dare, thanks for sharing.  :good:

     


    I'd say most of the cars were unsafe and Lotus  may
    have played a part in Clark's death but the bigwigs
    at Honda knew this was a deathtrap,big difference.
    "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