Somebody working in F1?

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Somebody working in F1?

Postby daniellammers » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:26 pm

Since there is a lot of knowledge around here, are the people here working in f1? Or some of them?

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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby NutritionFact » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:40 pm

I worked in the paddock years ago, but just 2 times catering
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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby daniellammers » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:02 pm

NutritionFact wrote:I worked in the paddock years ago, but just 2 times catering


That's awesome too, right?

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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby Pierce89 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:40 pm

Theres only a couple guys around with f1 experience but there's plenty of engineers
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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby NutritionFact » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:36 pm

In motoGp is more fun and you see much more of action, in f1 2001 we worked about 14-16 hours 1 hour transfer to the hotel but nice experience
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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby bhall II » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:47 pm

Years ago, a McLaren employee got fired for revealing something he called "the dead zone" here. Though it was never confirmed, I think he was talking about the F-Duct.

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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby roon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:18 pm

bhall II wrote:Years ago, a McLaren employee got fired for revealing something he called "the dead zone" here. Though it was never confirmed, I think he was talking about the F-Duct.


Yeah, sounds like slang for stall. I wonder if McLaren's "octopus" exhaust, back from the EBD era, was ever more than a rumor.

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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby PlatinumZealot » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:36 pm

Yes. But it wasn't an octopus shape. It was a fan exhaust. I had an epic battle with Scarbs on that one here on this forum. He put up a good fight but a year later it was revealed to be a fan and i was right.

Yup. Those were the days when upgrades were upgrades.. Good times. Good times.

Edit: oh! Scarbs works in f1 and he is a member here.

Gary Anderson was rumoured to hang around... But no proof of it.

A few other memebers.

One that claims to be an MGUK engineer. "Facts only."

Another that was on the honda engine team in the eighties and got rehired as a consultant. You will tind him in the honda threads.

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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby Facts Only » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:06 pm

MGUK Engineer? I never claimed that! I'm not a specialist on one particular item.

We also have a member who is "not the engineer at Force India"
"A pretentious quote taken out of context to make me look deep" - Some old racing driver

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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby Tim.Wright » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:18 pm

Facts Only wrote:We also have a member who is "not the engineer at Force India"


I have that as my signature because there is a Tim Wright working in Force India who isn't me.

I work in the automotive industry doing mostly non-motorsport related stuff.
Not the engineer at Force India

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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby Facts Only » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:50 pm

Ha, sorry, I thought it was some sort of thinly veiled tongue-in-cheek denial that you worked in F1.
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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby Tim.Wright » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:18 pm

No, no haha.

Based on his Linkedin profile we work in a very similar area so I put the note to avoid confusion.
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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby NL_Fer » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:30 am

I doubt living in the f1 circus leaves time to hang around a forum.

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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby Andres125sx » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:40 am

Facts Only wrote:Ha, sorry, I thought it was some sort of thinly veiled tongue-in-cheek denial that you worked in F1.

I had always wondered about this too, specially when you´ve read enough in F1T to realice how wise he is, because... what´s the reason anyone with same name as an F1 engineer would login on a F1 forum with that same name if he does not want to be confused?

At least we solved the doubt, didn´t we? :mrgreen:

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Re: Somebody working in F1?

Postby Tim.Wright » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:55 am

Seems to be a reasonably common name in the automotive industry as it turns out.

There was a Tim Wright in the 80-90s who worked at McLaren

There is the Tim Wright at Force India.

Another one who works as a motorsport consultant in the UK (actually there seems to be more than one).

This Tim Wright is an engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

Another one is a design engineer at GM.

I was thinking of contacting them all and starting a new car company populated entirely by people with the same name.

Andres125sx wrote:what´s the reason anyone with same name as an F1 engineer would login on a F1 forum with that same name if he does not want to be confused?
When I signed up 8 years ago, there weren't any Tim Wrights in F1 as far as I knew.
Not the engineer at Force India




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