Originally Posted by chief tool
Problem is, they decided to force everyone to a standard rotor this year, with less internal vents....I hate this sort of thing as it tends to limit technical innovation....everyone is running the same type of harrop rotor, look like the HRT boys matched it with a pad that conducted too much heat into the calipers....back to the days of carbon brass pads...ugh.
Lowndes did a great job to hold it together in the wet on slicks....I have great respect for anyone who can set good lap times in the rain!
Jim Richards used to be the master of that...
Gentleman Jim still is. Except lets face facts He's getting on in age.
In all honsety - I watched the last 2 hours and actually enjoyed bathurst and Dunnydoor racing.
True about the whole aspect of the brake issue but, It's kind of funny. But racing World wide is no longer a Development area.
Racing was back in 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's - Development areas or motors sport back in the 70's my favourite was Groudn effects and skirts in F1 and Turbo motor into the 80's
80's really developed areo packages all around world and motorsport. Basicly Aviation technology.
We get ot 90's and it's Going hard.
HELLO - marketing Rqacing costs and ask anyone who races from Basic go karts to F1 it's all about sponsorship and Marketing.
Now days Motor racing is not a development area it's MArketing one.
Listen to how well the drivers treat the camera pre during and after the race. It's about getting the sponsor to the TV or sports page.
All this has lead to aroudn the world -Sponsors SAYING
IT COSTS TOO MUCH.
So they come in with oh Control tyre- Name motorsport competition that does not use one now. I'm talking big. Rally it's BF Goodrich ( aka michelin)
F1 - Bridgestone- -V8 Supercars it's Dunlop .
Brakes - basicly effectively they are trying ot make the cars like
A1 - all controlled but with different colours and shapes to distinquish them.
It's still racing but it's gone the days of Race on Sunday sell on mondays
it's now Market all day and sell everyday.
Irony - they claimed racing Group A was too expensive - hmm gee V8 supercars that have almost nothing these days other then a basic floor pan and panels to be in common with what the brand sells.
The upside is it will lead to more closer racing but the bad bit is the V8's can't Slip steem - they are too quick and heavy for it on most of Australia's tracks.
Go out and watch the Aussie racing cars the 1/3 size cars and even at eastern creek it's bumper to bumper smash here and there. Great racing