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Author Topic: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine  (Read 3126 times)

Offline Wizzo

Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« on: March 16, 2020, 10:28:03 AM »
I thought I would start this thread for members to add anything they think might help others beat the COVID-19 quarantine period. Please post videos, movie trailers, links to games etc.

I'll start us off...



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Offline cosworth151

Re: Lets Beat COVID -19 Quarantine
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2020, 04:33:11 PM »
Good one, Wizzo! My all time favorite F1 car, and probably why I have a fondness for Zanvoort.  ;)

I though we could use a laugh, so here's Jerry Reed. You might remember his a Cletus "The Snowman" from Smokey & The Bandit."

“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.”
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Offline Jericoke

Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 07:07:51 PM »
There is a new Fangio documentary on Netflix.  It's quite amazing (i've only watched the first half so far).

There's a lot of interviews with who's who in F1.  A lot of the voices talk over footage of Fangio era racing, so it's fun to see if you can guess who's talking before they show up on screen.

Offline Scott

Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 04:25:13 PM »
My radio is primarily podcasts, and too many have nothing to cover other than the virus, so when I need to unplug I fire up Snap Judgement from WNYC Studios.  Very soothing and interesting stories.

The Moth is another great series.

Non-F1 podcast suggestions are welcome (kind of turned off F1 at the moment and besides most F1 podcasts are either too boring, too long or too repetitive).
« Last Edit: March 23, 2020, 04:28:56 PM by Scott »
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Offline Wizzo

Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 11:06:48 PM »
Some great overtakes here....



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Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 11:08:32 AM »
Some interesting stuff here...

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Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2020, 12:13:21 PM »

Take a trip down memory lane with some pretty crazy ideas/innovations from the biggest brains of F1.

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Offline Wizzo

Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2020, 09:36:58 AM »
Monaco in the rain 1997 - Full Race

The 1997 Monaco Grand Prix (formally the LV Grand Prix de Monaco) was a Formula One race held on May 11, 1997 at the Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco. It was the fifth round of the 1997 Formula One season. The race was contested over 62 laps.

Heading into the 5th race of the season, Williams driver Jacques Villeneuve was leading the Drivers' Championship with 20 points, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher was second on 14 points, 6 points behind Villeneuve. Behind Villeneuve and Schumacher in the Driver's Championship, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, driving for Williams, David Coulthard, driving for McLaren and Eddie Irvine, driving for Ferrari, were all on 10 points. In the Constructors' Championship, Williams were leading on 30 points and Ferrari were on 24 points.

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Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2020, 12:16:03 PM »
Thought I'd post this humorous tale about a young scientist with too much time on his hands due to lockdown.

Be careful what you do out there.   ;)

 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/30/astrophysicist-gets-magnets-stuck-up-nose-while-inventing-coronavirus-device
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2020, 12:05:58 AM »
Here's one that won't be taken down I son't think. The oldest car in the IMS Museum.

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Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2020, 11:33:37 AM »
We can't have the First Vietnam GP today but we can sample the Hanoi track courtesy Esteban Gutierrez and Mercedes. 


« Last Edit: April 05, 2020, 11:35:42 AM by John S »
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Offline cosworth151

Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2020, 09:05:04 PM »
The 1959 U.S. Grand Prix at Sebring. The 1st non-Indy 500 U.S.G.P. Spoiler alert: the 4th place finisher is a rare Brabham-powered Cooper.  ;)

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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2020, 03:34:04 AM »
Love that video because I love old racing cars. To that end, here is a video of an Indy car that had the same kind of luck as Dan Gurney, that is mostly bad. The Novi was estimated to have as much as twice the power as the Offy engines most cars used, but that created reliability and mileage problems. Here is the 1948 Kurtis-Novi.


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Offline cosworth151

Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2020, 03:50:30 PM »
Thanks, Lonny! I was always a fan of the Novis. They always sounded great!

I watched the NASCAR iRace last Sunday. One of the cars suddenly turned hard left into the wall. The commentators were speculating that it was either a suspension failure or a cut down tire. It turned out the driver's steering wheel unit came unplugged from the console.  :confused:
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Re: Lets Beat COVID-19 Quarantine
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2020, 06:42:17 PM »
I watched this vid about old school F1, it's mainly about Williams team but reminds us about T cars, changing out quali engines & gearboxes, super sticky quali only tyres, and bending the rules to the limit with raising and lowering the ride height with switchable devices.

A good watch in my opinion just to see how things were in 1981, boy the engines sound loud 'n proud.

 
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