Average speed and guts

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manchild
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Average speed and guts

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Would any modern driver dare to make over 240 km/h average speed at Monza in a bucket like this one?
http://gurneyflap.com/Resources/011.jpg

Average of 269 km/h from 2005 compared to 242.615 km/h from 1971 average of Peter Gethin in one of those buckets seams like a joke when it matters guts.

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http://members.madasafish.com/~d_hodgki ... 1italy.htm

Apex
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Yep, those were the good ol days -

When racing was dangerous and sex was safe!

manchild
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Apex wrote:When racing was dangerous and sex was safe!
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RH1300S
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Re: Average speed and guts

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manchild wrote:Would any modern driver dare to make over 240 km/h average speed at Monza in a bucket like this one?
http://gurneyflap.com/Resources/011.jpg

Average of 269 km/h from 2005 compared to 242.615 km/h from 1971 average of Peter Gethin in one of those buckets seams like a joke when it matters guts.

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http://members.madasafish.com/~d_hodgki ... 1italy.htm
Jacques Villeneuve? :twisted:

manchild
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We'll never know, quite possibly…

BTW, recently I read about wet qualifying for 1979 British GP. The rain poured constantly from early morning till evening so all drivers drove on equally wet circuit but... BUT Gilles got pole driving 11 s (ELEVEN seconds) faster than second that was his teammate Jody Scheckter also in Ferrari!

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Off topic, had any of you tried to push an old, beat up car beyond its limits. I drove (on several ocasions) a 16-year old Toyota with 4 cylinders in its 2.0L engine, at an unbelievable 185km/h (+/- 2km/h).