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#1 Cheater

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 11:14 AM

I just loved the 1-1/2 liter F1 cars...




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Posted 20 April 2016 - 04:05 PM

Rouen is on my list of the greatest race tracks.

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 04:53 PM

Nice video. Thanks, Greg.
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 07:45 PM

Brabham didn't like the 1-1/2 litre cars.

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:55 AM

Loved it!


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:43 PM

I was there so many times, racing bikes, watching the F1 and F2 races, fabulous circuit but don't get off! 

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"Brabham didn't like the 1-1/2 litre cars."

Well, he did not like THAT Lotus Type 24, but he later liked Tauranac's BT7s. What he truly did not like was the lack of torque from the little Climax V8, compared to that of the FPF four-cylinder.

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:10 PM

What! This little ole Lotus 24?

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:14 PM

Yeah, Brabham always liked a little more grunt. I assume so he could play with the throttle more, Philippe?

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 08:13 PM

It's worth recalling that Black Jack was essentially an Australian hotrodder and had a broad history of putting lots of HP in modified cars. I suspect he did like cars better when they had a lot of "grunt."

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 08:59 PM

It's what generally came across in his interviews, though he might have enjoyed certain of the smaller cars.

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 09:04 PM

What's interesting about Rouen is the downhill start and the brick hairpin. I can't even imagine that on a bike and then there is of course Toto Roche who could be very unpredictable.

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