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(Kinja)   At the beginning of the 1978 F1 season, innovation gave way to general douchebaggery, because Mario Andretti   (myfacebookfriendsaretiredofhearingaboutcars.kinja.com) divider line 18
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2014-04-11 10:24:11 AM
Great cars in the 70s. The fan car. Elf six wheeler. Mario's black Lotus was absolutely stunning.
 
2014-04-11 10:32:08 AM
Or, trollmitter, one team tried to make up for their lack of innovation by exploiting an ambiguity in the rules that would have given them an unfair advantage. They knew the intent of the rule, they just formed an argument to try toweasel around it. Other teams obviously objected and the car was excluded from racing in that series...

It's like saying, "the rules of football don't specifically exclude the use of firearms while playing, but such things are generally covered by poor sportsmanship rules. We argue that our players are incredibly wealthy, so they can't possibly be poor sportsman and therefore can use guns. To kill other players. Also, we have a FEMALE player....so she is inherently incapable of being a poor sportsman".
 
2014-04-11 10:33:13 AM
Colin Chapman was a legendary designer.....he really just got it from the get-go.
 
2014-04-11 10:59:41 AM
Subby's blog sucks
 
2014-04-11 12:01:03 PM
The racers seem to make a valid point about the fan car chucking rocks at them.  Sine it seems that the fan car really did that then they had every right to complain.
 
2014-04-11 12:10:43 PM
Oh no!  You mean F1 wasn't always a bunch of whiny, entitled beehatches who want everyone to believe
their sport isn't more fixed than pro wrestling?
 
2014-04-11 01:17:39 PM
I'm pretty sure that damage to following cars from rocks and such was a valid complaint.  F1 drivers can certainly be douchebags, but not in this case.
 
2014-04-11 01:31:40 PM
Mario Andretti had his own ace up the sleeve....he drove even *faster* in his BVDs.
 
2014-04-11 01:32:20 PM
Not to mention that it is pretty obvious the main use of the fan is not to cool the engine. Unless they were running an air-cooled engine, which I seriously doubt.
 
2014-04-11 01:36:41 PM
So THAT'S what He Who Drives Car #48 probably had in his car before it was taken away because #3 car.

/this is in the Geek tab because...?
 
2014-04-11 01:36:47 PM

Teaser: The racers seem to make a valid point about the fan car chucking rocks at them.  Sine it seems that the fan car really did that then they had every right to complain.


It's an F1 racetrack. It has less debris on it than your kitchen counter.
 
2014-04-11 01:48:28 PM

Sasquach: Or, trollmitter, one team tried to make up for their lack of innovation by exploiting an ambiguity in the rules that would have given them an unfair advantage. They knew the intent of the rule, they just formed an argument to try toweasel around it. Other teams obviously objected and the car was excluded from racing in that series...

It's like saying, "the rules of football don't specifically exclude the use of firearms while playing, but such things are generally covered by poor sportsmanship rules. We argue that our players are incredibly wealthy, so they can't possibly be poor sportsman and therefore can use guns. To kill other players. Also, we have a FEMALE player....so she is inherently incapable of being a poor sportsman".


Oh come one, F1 was always about following the strict letter of the rules and the spirit of sportsmanship went out the window before the ink dried on the rules.
 
2014-04-11 02:18:27 PM
If, by innovation, you mean stealing 10+year old ideas from Jim Hall, then yeah.
 
2014-04-11 02:31:07 PM
In news that's less than thirty years old, Gene Haas has been granted an F1 license by the FIA. I submitted an article, but everyone's retarded today.
 
2014-04-11 03:08:52 PM

Norfolking Chance: Sasquach: Or, trollmitter, one team tried to make up for their lack of innovation by exploiting an ambiguity in the rules that would have given them an unfair advantage. They knew the intent of the rule, they just formed an argument to try toweasel around it. Other teams obviously objected and the car was excluded from racing in that series...

It's like saying, "the rules of football don't specifically exclude the use of firearms while playing, but such things are generally covered by poor sportsmanship rules. We argue that our players are incredibly wealthy, so they can't possibly be poor sportsman and therefore can use guns. To kill other players. Also, we have a FEMALE player....so she is inherently incapable of being a poor sportsman".

Oh come one, F1 was always never about following the strict letter of the rules and the spirit of sportsmanship went out the window before the ink dried on the rules.


True (I think?), but if your shady action was because other teams simply advanced past you and they worked well within the rules, then expect a shiatstorm from your new design...
 
2014-04-11 04:16:02 PM

Luse: It's an F1 racetrack. It has less debris on it than your kitchen counter.



At the beginning of a race, maybe.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-11 04:43:03 PM

that was my nickname in highschool: Luse: It's an F1 racetrack. It has less debris on it than your kitchen counter.


At the beginning of a race, maybe.

[i.imgur.com image 597x398]


Depending on the track; maybe not even at the beginning of  practice.  Tracks that don't get much use; or are in arid environments are almost always coated with dust for a while until the race gets well under way.    Remember too that there are still a few street courses that are normal roads for 50 weeks of the year; nevermind that most tracks have gravel runoffs so anytime someone actually goes off; a hundred yards of gravel is thrown everywhere.
 
2014-04-11 10:50:56 PM

baka-san: If, by innovation, you mean stealing 10+year old ideas from Jim Hall, then yeah.


This...the Chaparral 2J ran in 1970.
 
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