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Steve Nichols on Ayrton Senna and the Mclaren MP4-4

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Hampus Andersson, Jan 13, 2012.

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  2. Never knew about that at 11.00, incredible stuff :)
  3. Nice video;)
  4. Yeah me too and I was sooo impressed when I heard it.
  5. That was incredible, how to dial 5 laps more with the fuel you already have. I thought you could only save one or two laps but 5 laps worth of fuel is huge.. Of course, being the last turbo year, they had the boost button then. Not using it would do the trick but then it's all about cornering.. Without flappy paddle gear box and the amount of power steering they (didn't) have, that must've been tough. Plus adding those racing suits at that time, that was basically wearing winter clothing in the summer...

    EDIT: They used the 5 layer NASA suits then (plus full length underwear...)... Now it's 2 layers, one thick and one thin (the same underwear)... Now they rarely reach bodytemperatures over 38C, before 2002 they reached 40C.. Just try to think yourself driving under those conditions, realistically running a marathon while wearing thick pyjamas in the desert with obstacles coming at you 200km/h. But the mental aspect is now even greater, they are running at smaller margins today. In a modern racing suit you can theoratically swim 10 seconds in a river of lava ... That's how good they are now..
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