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2012-12-08 10:28:50 PM
Pfft, took him a whole, what - one and a half seconds? - before getting back on the gas? I could have evacuated my bowel in half that!
 
2012-12-08 10:48:31 PM
Nice

/I'll bet he's still trying to get cotton shreds out of his ass
 
2012-12-08 11:31:52 PM
Yes. Yes they do.
 
2012-12-08 11:46:49 PM
C'mon he was babying it through eau rouge

/nice save
 
2012-12-08 11:51:56 PM
Am I the only one wondering why they would all be on the track in those conditions? I get being on a wet track after a rain... but it looked like visibility was way too low still.
 
2012-12-09 12:18:40 AM

HotWingAgenda: Am I the only one wondering why they would all be on the track in those conditions? I get being on a wet track after a rain... but it looked like visibility was way too low still.


Because F1 is actual racing. They are quite insane and have been ever singe Fangio and the like took to the track. In conditions like that, you basically watch the whole race with your mouth hanging open wondering how they all aren't dead.
 
2012-12-09 12:18:56 AM
It's because of things like that that Michel Schumacher was the highest paid athlete in the world when he was racing.
 
2012-12-09 12:49:06 AM
www.legalproductivity.com
 
2012-12-09 12:50:54 AM

NewportBarGuy: HotWingAgenda: Am I the only one wondering why they would all be on the track in those conditions? I get being on a wet track after a rain... but it looked like visibility was way too low still.

Because F1 is actual racing. They are quite insane and have been ever singe Fangio and the like took to the track. In conditions like that, you basically watch the whole race with your mouth hanging open wondering how they all aren't dead.


Get rid of the cockpit, cut the number of wheels in half, and the contact patches into an eighth, and then you have MotoGP.
 
2012-12-09 12:59:20 AM
Went to my first F1 race in Austin last month. Never really followed it but figured I'd go since the cars are really amazing at an engineering level and it dominated Austin news. I was floored at what they can do and how fast they can do it. Definitely going back next year.
 
2012-12-09 01:18:15 AM

NewportBarGuy: HotWingAgenda: Am I the only one wondering why they would all be on the track in those conditions? I get being on a wet track after a rain... but it looked like visibility was way too low still.

Because F1 is actual racing. They are quite insane and have been ever singe Fangio and the like took to the track. In conditions like that, you basically watch the whole race with your mouth hanging open wondering how they all aren't dead.


Yep.


F1, where gods go to race
 
2012-12-09 01:36:08 AM
The cockpit view really doesn't do it justice. A side view would have better shown how quickly he really had to react.
 
2012-12-09 01:59:57 AM
Some say his left testicle is only slightly smaller than his right by 10 kilos, and that he can see in infrared vision. All we know is.. this guy is not The Stig, but he could be.


what a Stig may look like...
ip-brands.com
 
2012-12-09 02:19:38 AM
So, I was expecting the close call from the headline. I wasn't expecting him to recover and successfully pass several opponents in the process. Awesome!
 
2012-12-09 02:25:04 AM
So I couldn't see anything until after he made the left merge. Was he going off sound, instinct, hand of God, etc.?
 
2012-12-09 02:32:13 AM
Oh c'mon, I did that all the time in Mario Kart.
 
2012-12-09 02:52:20 AM
That was pretty damn great. I left collision reconstruction about 4 years ago but the latest on perception-response when I last applied it was anywhere from 1.0 to 2.5 seconds depending upon the circumstances. Perception-response is the time it takes to identify a hazard, decide upon a reaction, and execute the reaction with your body. The circumstances make all the difference for this time and removing any element such as knowing you just need to brake or push a button will lower that time. For example if you're driving in heavy city traffic (lots of visual noise) through a green light intersection and a vehicle enters from your left (unexpected hazard approaching from a high eccentricity) you'll tend to have closer to the 2.5 second perception reaction time before you begin to steer or brake. On the flip side if you're bombing down a sparsely populated rural tertiary highway (low visual noise) and an oncoming vehicle crosses the centre-line (low eccentricity) you'll probably be closer to 1.0-1.5 secs. Clearly this driver was on his toes driving down the wet low visibility track, and we don't know if he was fed any information on a yellow flag up ahead, but either way his reaction time was either spectacular or had a dash of fluke in it.
 
2012-12-09 02:55:20 AM
Reminds me of one of the rules of the Kinetic Sculpture World Championships: "If it rains during the race, the race will be held in the rain".
 
2012-12-09 02:55:48 AM
There were no F1 drivers in that video. 


\F2
 
2012-12-09 03:10:24 AM
Dont they have spotters warning them in their helmet radios of upcoming hazards ?
 
2012-12-09 03:13:42 AM
 
2012-12-09 03:17:01 AM

lucksi: No, this are fast reflexes


Are you suggesting he turned in midair? Reflexes != luck, kthxbai.
 
2012-12-09 04:43:29 AM
Pfft, noob. I've seen my mom do that while drinking a coffee, smoking a cigarette, doing her makeup, yelling at the guy she was avoiding, drying her hair, and texting to win the contest on the radio.
 
2012-12-09 04:44:09 AM

Rezurok: lucksi: No, this are fast reflexes

Are you suggesting he turned in midair? Reflexes != luck, kthxbai.


watch it again he turned the wheels in mid air so that when it landed it altered the cars trajectory
 
2012-12-09 05:35:25 AM

Trackball: There were no F1 drivers in that video. 


\F2


Yep. F1 cars don't race in conditions like that. Jensen Button won the Malaysian GP in 2009 after 31 laps due to a storm
 
2012-12-09 06:04:30 AM
You tell Ayrton Senna F1 doesn't run in the rain...
 
2012-12-09 06:17:28 AM

sat1va: That was pretty damn great. I left collision reconstruction about 4 years ago but the latest on perception-response when I last applied it was anywhere from 1.0 to 2.5 seconds depending upon the circumstances. Perception-response is the time it takes to identify a hazard, decide upon a reaction, and execute the reaction with your body. The circumstances make all the difference for this time and removing any element such as knowing you just need to brake or push a button will lower that time. For example if you're driving in heavy city traffic (lots of visual noise) through a green light intersection and a vehicle enters from your left (unexpected hazard approaching from a high eccentricity) you'll tend to have closer to the 2.5 second perception reaction time before you begin to steer or brake. On the flip side if you're bombing down a sparsely populated rural tertiary highway (low visual noise) and an oncoming vehicle crosses the centre-line (low eccentricity) you'll probably be closer to 1.0-1.5 secs. Clearly this driver was on his toes driving down the wet low visibility track, and we don't know if he was fed any information on a yellow flag up ahead, but either way his reaction time was either spectacular or had a dash of fluke in it.


Well yeah but those numbers are for J. Random Driver-and one of your scenarios was a T-boning (threat from an unexpected direction), the other a head-on (additive closing speed), both unexpected.
This guy was a pro at what he was doing, knew the bunch was up there somewhere, and came up from behind them.
 
2012-12-09 07:28:56 AM
He did have a smidge of warning.. He was tracking the water impressions in the track left by the car ahead of him. You can hear him ease up on the gas and try to track the now crisscross water impressions.. It's the only real way in conditions like that to know where the car ahead of you is located on the track.
 
2012-12-09 07:29:35 AM

HotWingAgenda: Am I the only one wondering why they would all be on the track in those conditions? I get being on a wet track after a rain... but it looked like visibility was way too low still.


phht. I raced at Blackhawk Farms in the snow. Started as rain, but temps dropped quickly and I swear there was ice on parts of the track. To make it worse, I started the race on slicks. I convinced myself it was going to clear up and I would have the advantage.
 
2012-12-09 08:16:46 AM

Stantz: Trackball: There were no F1 drivers in that video. 


\F2

Yep. F1 cars don't race in conditions like that. Jensen Button won the Malaysian GP in 2009 after 31 laps due to a storm


Yeah, F1 really seems to be scared of the rain these days, all the teams have full wet weather tyres but when it's wet enough to use them they've already deployed the safety car.
 
2012-12-09 08:30:03 AM
meh, I've done the same on the Xbox...
 
2012-12-09 08:59:27 AM

Rezurok


lucksi: No, this are fast reflexes

Are you suggesting he turned in midair? Reflexes != luck, kthxbai.


Sometimes takes good skill for good luck.
 
2012-12-09 09:27:59 AM

pudding7: NewportBarGuy: HotWingAgenda: Am I the only one wondering why they would all be on the track in those conditions? I get being on a wet track after a rain... but it looked like visibility was way too low still.

Because F1 is actual racing. They are quite insane and have been ever singe Fangio and the like took to the track. In conditions like that, you basically watch the whole race with your mouth hanging open wondering how they all aren't dead.

Get rid of the cockpit, cut the number of wheels in half, and the contact patches into an eighth, and then you have MotoGP.


Marco Simoncelli nods quietly.
 
2012-12-09 09:58:42 AM
its not the level of the reaction time that is important, most of us COULD with that level of training miss that fark.

it is the level of CONTROL in the reaction time that is important, most of us would have slammed that puppy backwards and flipping into the fence.

Watch Senna some time, watch Clarkson's documentary. Senna could drift a twelve hundred horse F1 at full power and maintain control. THAT is superhuman.
 
2012-12-09 10:50:37 AM
Wow. That was amazing. My wife is like that. Driving along the 400 highway north of NewMarket, Ontario, a deer shot out of the bush and straight across the road. We were doing 120 km/h, and my wife without flinching or jamming the car into the guard rail went around the deer without once losing speed. I was amazed. She was totally unfazed. I would have probably run us into the abutment or the ditch. And yet. She can't cross the living room without jamming her toe in the coffee table. Humans never cease to amaze me.
 
2012-12-09 11:25:42 AM

Gig103: So, I was expecting the close call from the headline. I wasn't expecting him to recover and successfully pass several opponents in the process. Awesome!


Theres always some asshole weaving through traffic.
 
2012-12-09 11:40:05 AM
I guess it takes a rainstorm to allow for passing in F1 (or F2..3..whatever).

/but look at what performance they can get out of a 1.2L, quad-turbo, 3 cyl, turning 30000rpm, diesel-methanol-hybrid engine that lasts no more than 200 miles at a cost of millions of $$.
//pass the w(h)ine and cheese, s'il vous plaît.
 
2012-12-09 12:21:27 PM

SurelyShirley: I guess it takes a rainstorm to allow for passing in F1 (or F2..3..whatever).

/but look at what performance they can get out of a 1.2L, quad-turbo, 3 cyl, turning 30000rpm, diesel-methanol-hybrid engine that lasts no more than 200 miles at a cost of millions of $$.


I know!!!

www.titaniumteddybear.net
 
2012-12-09 01:49:28 PM

Trackball: There were no F1 drivers in that video. 


\F2


This, you could say "Formula Car" in the headline and be accurate.

/because it's built to a formula
 
2012-12-09 01:52:04 PM

meyerkev: So I couldn't see anything until after he made the left merge. Was he going off sound, instinct, hand of God, etc.?


You missed the tracks in the water on the track.
 
2012-12-09 02:18:42 PM
Link
rally drivers are crazy too...
 
2012-12-09 02:25:44 PM

Ishidan:
Well yeah but those numbers are for J. Random Driver-and one of your scenarios was a T-boning (threat from an unexpected direction), the other a head-on (additive closing speed), both unexpected.
This guy was a pro at what he was doing, knew the bunch was up there somewhere, and came up from behind them.


I've partaken in studies involving both the common man or woman, young and old, and professional drivers (including race drivers) and reaction times for all were within these ranges. Older folks tend to have longer reaction times but shorter perception and decision times, as if the experience makes up for slower reaction times. It was very surprising to all involved. Like I said in my post, he was likely anticipating an incident or had forewarning in his ear piece, but the closing velocity of that vehicle ahead of him when he reacted would be about the same as a head on collision, but without the advantage of a longer sight-line and creep into your lane that gives an opportunity for your brain to react to the subtended angular velocity of the approaching object to assist the hazard detection.
 
2012-12-09 02:28:52 PM
Great reflexes and control but the driver went past several safety car boards and that's why he ended up in that position in the first place. Could have easily injured himself or another driver. First board I saw was all the way down at the bottom of Eau Rouge a full 16 seconds before he nearly plowed into the back of the other cars...
 
2012-12-09 03:02:21 PM

indarwinsshadow: Wow. That was amazing. My wife is like that. Driving along the 400 highway north of NewMarket, Ontario, a deer shot out of the bush and straight across the road. We were doing 120 km/h, and my wife without flinching or jamming the car into the guard rail went around the deer without once losing speed. I was amazed. She was totally unfazed. I would have probably run us into the abutment or the ditch. And yet. She can't cross the living room without jamming her toe in the coffee table. Humans never cease to amaze me.


Does she have a sister? I need someone to get me home from the bars.
 
2012-12-09 03:46:42 PM
Nice, yes, but you're fooling yourself if you think any video is showing you everything a driver sees. Chances are, he saw more of what was happening through that mist than the camera showed.
 
2012-12-09 03:50:08 PM

LumberJack: Nice, yes, but you're fooling yourself if you think any video is showing you everything a driver sees.


There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee.
 
2012-12-09 03:56:59 PM
Most people have no idea what their total potential is neurologically. It takes some effort to develop the ability to remain calm and work at maximum capability, but it is achievable for anyone who wants to take the time.
 
2012-12-09 04:02:13 PM

prjindigo: its not the level of the reaction time that is important, most of us COULD with that level of training miss that fark.

it is the level of CONTROL in the reaction time that is important, most of us would have slammed that puppy backwards and flipping into the fence.

Watch Senna some time, watch Clarkson's documentary. Senna could drift a twelve hundred horse F1 at full power and maintain control. THAT is superhuman.

Senna

is a farking fantastic documentary, one of the best I've seen. Highly recommended, even for those who aren't necessarily fans of racing. It's available for streaming on Netflix.
 
2012-12-09 06:56:06 PM
Meh - All I see is a driver who paying attention to the road and the obstacles in front of him. If only that was common among regular drivers the world would be a safer place.

Sometimes I wish I were a cop. I made a short run to the store earlier today - saw some asshole blatantly run a red light. It was red before he even hit the intersection. Faking asshole - same intersection where someone died a couple of years ago because another driver was also completely oblivious to oncoming traffic.

I'm sure a lot of you are thinking, "Hey, no problem! Just extend the yellow light or increase the time when the light is red for everyone". No, that's wrong. Just stop running red lights, and pay attention to the road ahead of you.
 
2012-12-10 03:26:39 AM

NewportBarGuy: HotWingAgenda: Am I the only one wondering why they would all be on the track in those conditions? I get being on a wet track after a rain... but it looked like visibility was way too low still.

Because F1 is actual racing. They are quite insane and have been ever singe Fangio and the like took to the track. In conditions like that, you basically watch the whole race with your mouth hanging open wondering how they all aren't dead.


Oh yeah, F1 is actual racing. Let them think their tires are going to wear out too soon, and you'll get a fiasco like the one in Indy at the US Grand Prix a few years ago. They're a bunch of poosies.
 
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