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(The Drive)   Ever wanted to drive Takuma Sato's Formula One car? Now you can. Hopefully not officially   (thedrive.com) divider line
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360 clicks; posted to Sports » on 19 Jan 2021 at 9:50 AM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-19 2:04:03 PM  
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Cyrene Valantion: I wonder how this actually handles given they've switched out the F1 engine for something about 200bhp lower.

I mean they kinda had to, there aren't many people alive who can keep a modern F1 engine running and where would you find the parts?


To get the aero to work correctly and have an ability to control the car, you have to be traveling faster than most individuals are comfortable pushing it and to get the temperatures in the tires and brakes to be able to perform.

Richard drives a F1 car round Silverstone - Top Gear - BBC
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2021-01-19 1:46:55 PM  
3 votes:

NINEv2: Mztlplx: We heard you like to Sato, so now you can Sato while you Sato in a Sato.

/technically a Maldonado

No, that's an even number of Satoes, so it's still technically a Sato.

And they replaced the screaming V10? Wtf is the point then?


So you can possibly drive the thing without stalling? So it doesn't take a a garage full of master+ mechanics to rebuild the engine after a single track day?
 
2021-01-19 1:23:53 PM  
2 votes:

NINEv2: Mztlplx: We heard you like to Sato, so now you can Sato while you Sato in a Sato.

/technically a Maldonado

No, that's an even number of Satoes, so it's still technically a Sato.

And they replaced the screaming V10? Wtf is the point then?


600 hp pushing less than 2000 lbs, driver included? I think I can find a way to have fun in that...
 
2021-01-19 12:23:28 PM  
2 votes:
Sounds pretty cool. I've heard F1 cars are incredibly difficult to drive: huge HP to weight ratio pushing the center gravity as opposed to what you're used to, which is low HP to weight ratio pulling the center of gravity. If I found myself in that part of globe with an extra $1400 to blow I'd be game.
 
2021-01-19 9:48:46 AM  
1 vote:
It's detuned.  Even then I doubt it will last a full year unless there's absolutely nothing to run into.
 
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