August 16, 2012

Traffic Sucks In The Tunnel (and other bits)

Still, David Coulthard seems to be making good time.


The team says he reached 190mph in the Lincoln Tunnel on this demo run to promote next year's Weehawken Grand Prix.  Somewhere offscreen, there's a taxidriver cursing a blue streak.

Then there's this, which is pretty much how I feel when I hear an interview with a grumpy F1 driver:

Finally, Pastor Maldonado went home to Venezuela a few days ago and did a demonstration run in downtown Caracas.  Since this is Pastor Maldonado, we know what happened next:

Gotta feel sorry for the guy... it's been weeks since he's been able to run into someone!

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1 That wasn't  the Lincoln Tunnel, Duck; that was the top-secret McLaren underground test track!  Team RB did an infiltration, don't y'know...

Posted by: JT at August 17, 2012 08:17 AM (iStSI)

2 I wonder just how loud a F1 at full chat in that tunnel is? On Mr Maldonaldo, "the Shunt" must fear for his title.

Posted by: vonKrag at August 17, 2012 06:59 PM (XIY2m)

3 VonKrag, the marshals in The Tunnel at Monaco wear ridiculously heavy ear protection at all times.  At around 26 seconds, you can see an unprotected guy frantically sticking his fingers in his ears as the car approaches... it must be horrible.

The best guess I can find is in this thread at F1technical.net.  Some other site suggests 147dB in a full-throttle driveby at a distance of one foot (you brave idiot!)... over at newscientist, they say that 20 cars at spectator distance was around 123dB.

I just work here.

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 17, 2012 07:49 PM (djyNz)

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