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post #6061 of 6067 Old 09-18-2014, 01:31 AM
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Here is a link to a famous report by Denis Jenkinson on Stirling Moss's win at the Mille Miglia of 1955.
With pictures too.
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http://www.foodman123.com/moss.htm
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http://www.grandprix.com/ft/ft27905.html

Pat Symonds Remembers Ayrton Senna.


".....From that first season there are a few races that stand out and while everyone talks about his second place in Monaco, the one that stood out for me was Dallas, where he crashed out, but we came out with such a special story from that race. The car was reasonably competitive there, so we expected to have a good race but Ayrton spun early in the race. He then found his way back through the field in a quite effective way and we were looking for a pretty good finish but then he hit the wall, damaged the rear wheel and the driveshaft and retired, which was a real shame.

The real significance of that was that when he came back to the pits he told me what happened and said "I'm sure that the wall moved!" and even though I've heard every excuse every driver has ever made, I certainly hadn't heard of that one! But Ayrton being Ayrton, with his incredible belief in himself, the absolute conviction, he then talked me into going with him, after the race, to have a look at the place where he had crashed. And he was absolutely right, which was the amazing thing! Dallas being a street circuit the track was surrounded by concrete blocks and what had happened - we could see it from the tyre marks - was that someone had hit at the far end of the concrete block and that made it swivel slightly, so that the leading edge of the block was standing out by a few millimetres. And he was driving with such precision that those few millimetres were the difference between hitting the wall and not hitting the wall. While I had been, at first, annoyed that we had retired from the race through a driver error, when I saw what had happened, when I saw how he had been driving, that increased my respect for the guy by quite a lot."

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Dang, the Ferarris look really strong in practice.
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Dang, the Ferarris look really strong in practice.

Unfortunately, it hardly ever carries over to qualy and the race. I used to get excited by a good showing in practice, but then I realized it's pointless.
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Unfortunately, it hardly ever carries over to qualy and the race. I used to get excited by a good showing in practice, but then I realized it's pointless.
Yeah, i feel the same way. Although at least i enjoyed seeing Ferrari do so well in P2.

How about the incredible job RB team did to get Seb back out on the track, and then how about the good two laps he did. Quite an accomplishment.

Just in general, this is a super track to watch a race on, tons of corners, and so many of them have the drivers exiting by coming inches from the wall, and a beautiful setting too. Really nice to watch a race here.

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Some news from Austin. http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/f...-lot-of-voids/
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That picture looks pretty racy too, all hunkered down and ripping everything up.


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