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    Ralph 10 places back allready

    "There was a defect on Ralf’s car engine right at the beginning of the first Free Practice session, shown by telemetry data as well as oil samples. We need to strip it down to understand what the exact reason was. The engine is now being taken immediately to the factory in Munich and we expect to know by Friday the outcome of the analysis. For the second Free Practice session we put a new engine in Ralf’s car, which will automatically drop him ten places on the starting grid. He has spent the second session trying to catch up with the set-up work. On Juan Pablo’s car everything ran smoothly concerning the engine."


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    What a fockup by the boys in blue!

    Argh! It's one thing to blow up an engine during a race when you're really leaning on it, but for it to be bad out of the box just boggles my mind.

    I'm boggled!
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    How many millions do they spend on engine develop

    ment. With tight tolerence testing before installation, how could this happen? 91 325i "Cashmere"
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    I see 500 more RPM yields a blown engine.

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    he can start next to Webber . . .


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    They are seeing RED..pardon the pun!!


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    QUATTRO F-1 Team????

    Where's the ALL MIGHTY AUDI team???
    That's right FWD/QUATTRO doesn't work in Formula One Racing, the pinnacle of motorsports.

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    Vent, my friend...vent..I feel your pain


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    Audi was in Grand Prix before BMW.

    FWD is currently banned in F1. If it were not outlawed, it could very well be developed to outperform the RWD cars.

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    LOL \"pinnacle of motorsports\"

    How much skill does it take to pull back a paddle?

    I don't see F1 cars racing in long twelve or twenty-four hour endurance races.

    p.s. My bet is on Ferrari to win the F1 championship this year.

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    It must be nice . . .

    . . . to have a position based on an unprovable assumption.

    There is no Audi F1 team. So you can just sit back and brag about how great such a team would be. Nobody can prove you wrong.

    On the other hand, every time Williams messes up, you can come over here and bait the BMW fans since their team actually, you know, EXISTS.

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    Not Much...but then you aren\'t good enough to

    make that statement either. So go back to your desk... jockey.

    Btw, it's the pinnacle cause of the engineering ya know...

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    Re: Not Much...but then you aren\'t good enough to

    If F1 cars have such great engineering then why do they break down so often?

    Why aren't there F1 races that go six or twelve hours?

    Answer: they probably can't handle that kind of stress.

    You're asking an engine to rev to 19,000 rpm! That is 300 revolutions per second!

    Why don't they put V-12s in F1 cars?

    They would be smoother and would likely sound better.

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    Component & Driver Change

    Lets see a LeMans car jump the curbs like the F1 drivers do.

    Lets see....G forces on a F1 circuit are NO COMPARISON to LeMans

    No Driver changes in F1

    No wholesale "assembly changes" in F1, I get a laugh how the AUDI team has broken the car down into modules like a LEGO, that's not endurance the way LeMans was originally begun.

    Break down so often?? Lightweight is the name of the game, and when this is a parameter you sacrifice longevity.

    U need to understand F1 B 4 U make more ridiculous comments.

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    Re: Ralph 10 places back allready

    "On Juan Pablo’s car everything ran smoothly concerning the engine" Yep, until about lap 10, then something started going bad....again.<html>
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    well i think you are both right and wrong

    both types of racing exist to serve their purpose. different people enjoy different types of racing: the drivers, team owners, engineers, and most of all the race fans. audi figured out a way to combat almost any issue that may arise during the course of running the r8 at a race pace for 24 hours. kudos them. the same kudos i give to ross brawn and jean todt for organizing a team and building a dominating f1 car.

    rick: the reason why f1 cars aren't really seen in endurance racing is because they produce so much performance by being so technologically advanced, but stressed, that the v10's can produce so much power but due to the high performance they do not last as long. the endurance cars are not as fast b/c they are not as stressed, so they do not perform as well but they last longer.

    however, there is an exception that i know about, and there may be more that i dont know about. ferrari took their formula one car and put a different body on it to bring it endurance racing. i dont remember the exact car, i have to watch victory by design again. but ferrari has been known to rebody cars from one series to race in another. now that i think about it, enzo did many years ago when he used to purchase alfa's to go racing. he took an alfa that he won grand prix's in(well not him driving) and shoehorned two seats in it to go to the targa floria or the mille miglia(dont remember which)

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    Re: Component & Driver Change

    Sorry

    I can watch stock cars jump curbs if I want.
    I just don't find F1 fun to watch at all anymore.

    Don't even get me started on your ridiculous comments...

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