September 30, 2015

Here's how to make F1 exciting

Picture here. I bet that car would win every race.

UPDATE: It wouldn't work. The blades would be shoved towards the sky by the tires.

Besides, if it did work, it means this car would be hugging the bumper of the car in front of it when that one loses control. Is that really where you want to be?

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1 Speed Racer would never stoop to using weapons against a fellow race-car driver!  As I recall, Speed used those for cutting down trees when he raced through a forest.  Of course, high-speed tree-felling raises other engineering problems...

Posted by: Siergen at September 30, 2015 02:07 PM (De/yN)

2 I have great doubts that it could get close enough to a F1 car to use them, let alone have the blades get pushed vertically.  As wonderful as it is, the Mark 5 just wouldn't be fast enough to keep up. 

However, I could see it being raced in Sports Car marques, like the various endurance championships or even just straight GT racing.  I'll ignore that it really isn't a GT at all, but a straight-up Prototype; probably a LMP2 or whatever that class is called nowadays.

Posted by: Wonderduck at September 30, 2015 02:35 PM (a12rG)

3 You'd use it on their fairings as they lapped you, and then goodbye fancy aerodynamics, and maybe structural integrity, too.

Posted by: Brett Bellmore at October 01, 2015 02:44 AM (L5yWw)

4 Fairings, huh?  Ooookayyyyyyy....

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 01, 2015 02:54 PM (a12rG)

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