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OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 12, 2019 04:06PM

Impressive, but the lack of sounds reminded me of when they had turbine engines running at Watkins Glen. Sounded like a bunch of tea kettles going around.

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Re: OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 12, 2019 04:20PM

Got the series recorded.... watch later...





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Re: OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 12, 2019 04:31PM

well then I won't tell you what happened other than the finish will be a surprise.

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Re: OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: January 12, 2019 05:22PM

I was watching but the batteries went dead on my Eco friendly TV. drinking smiley





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Re: OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 12, 2019 06:15PM

Question for Phil, never really occurred to me, but are the running any competitive electrics on the flats?

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Re: OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 12, 2019 06:25PM

Buckeye Bullet





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Re: OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: January 12, 2019 07:42PM

6:30 AM here. I missed it, but not much. Fox Sports 1?

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Re: OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 13, 2019 06:29AM

CBSSN here.

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Re: OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: reggie ()
Date: January 13, 2019 08:23AM

Ran across it by accident, good to see some racing! Turbines at the Glen!?
when and what?

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Re: OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 13, 2019 08:45AM

It was in the late 60s, drunken camping weekend week end. Memory is somewhat foggy except for the sound.

[en.wikipedia.org]


[www.motorsportmagazine.com]

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Re: OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: reggie ()
Date: January 13, 2019 01:41PM

Cool, thank you for the info.

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Re: OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 13, 2019 02:27PM

[columnm.com]


Some better pics, if any interest, didn't see any videos

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Re: OT; any else watch the Formula E race?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 13, 2019 02:27PM

jjohnsonjo Wrote:
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> It was in the late 60s, drunken camping weekend
> week end. Memory is somewhat foggy except for the
> sound.
>
> [en.wikipedia.org]
>
>
> [www.motorsportmagazine.com]
> /august-1968/15/watkins-glen-six-hours


Some interesting info in that article!

Quote - ".... The only changes to the Porsches since they ran in the 1,000 km. at Spa were an air scoop mounted on top of the left wing to cool the oil tank behind the left front wheel and two stabiliser flaps at the rear. The flaps, a foot wide and seven inches high, pivot on rods attached to the body above and slightly behind the rear suspension. They are connected to the lower suspension arms by means of a short horizontal arm and a long vertical rod. The flaps are raised at a 35-degree angle and on the straights they act simply as spoilers. However, the linkage is arranged in such a way that when the car corners the angle of the flap on the outside (loaded) rear wheel is reduced, thus reducing the aerodynamic pressure on that side of the car. Conversely, the angle of the flap above the inside rear wheel (which, of course, tends to rise in a corner) is raised, and the air pressure on that flap is increased. The combined effect of the two flaps is to flatten or stabilise the car. This is a development experimented with by the Japanese Nissan firm, and flaps have been used on Porsche hill-climb cars this year, but not on the race cars. They are of little or no benefit on slow corners but Elford said they probably helped on fast sweeping bends."

And later referring to the Howmets Turbine car - "... The only small change is the fitting of an inertia separator—a bulbous protrusion mounted just in front of the air intake that forces airborne debris to fly off at a tangent and away from the air intake."

I love to see the different performance improvement ideas that have been tried over the years.
Some are still around, and some have gone by the wayside.
BUT, it is that willingness to try something innovative and different that is so great about racing.

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