Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 41 to 52 of 52
  1. #41
    Contributing Member Mario's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    By the Lake
    Posts
    9,596
    Rep Power
    2147584

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wing View Post
    Yup, basically unless you are Nascar or F1 for the most part you are PAYING to drive. Very few driver's in the world get paid to drive.
    I was just reading in F1 Mag that many drivers have to pay for their seat to get a chance in F1. Schumacher and his manager paid $243,000 US per race Jordan-Ford in 1991 for a seat. They call those pilots “RENTA-DRIVERS”. Legends like Niki Lauda took out personal loans to get a F1 seat. Supposedly its common practice still today. Maldonado is one


    All I care about is my Porsche... and like maybe 3 people. —Unknown

  2. #42
    LMGTFY awndray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    39,804
    Rep Power
    2147892

    Default

    LOL! A personal lone for a quarter million dollars to race a car? No credit is stupid enough to lend that kind of money for such a thing unless the applicant can afford to. Paying or not, those "pilots" have the coin to back it up.

  3. #43
    Contributing Member Mario's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    By the Lake
    Posts
    9,596
    Rep Power
    2147584

    Default

    Niki Lauda took a personal loan on his house, story does not say how much. Schumacher managers was feeding the cash he was getting from sponsors to pay the Sauber-Mercedes Group to drive that Jordan-Ford


    All I care about is my Porsche... and like maybe 3 people. —Unknown

  4. #44
    CHAMP 1Morelap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    in a van down by the river.
    Posts
    29,370
    Rep Power
    2147787

    Default

    Even Ron fellows mortgaged his house to race back in the day. For every story that turns into gold, how many turn into bankruptcy.
    Calabogie GT1 Champion 2012 and 2013. Calabogie Cup Challenge Champion 2012 www.1morelap.ca

  5. #45
    Contributing Member Mario's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    By the Lake
    Posts
    9,596
    Rep Power
    2147584

    Default

    This racing sickness will make us do crazy things


    All I care about is my Porsche... and like maybe 3 people. —Unknown

  6. #46
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    946
    Rep Power
    122866

    Default

    How come the driver seems so choppy at the wheel?

  7. #47
    Dramagnet Jethro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    :-\
    Posts
    34,340
    Rep Power
    2147833

    Default 2:04 lap in a porscher

    Quote Originally Posted by Manimillion View Post
    How come the driver seems so choppy at the wheel?
    He's driving flat out.

  8. #48
    Member JettaRacer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,256
    Rep Power
    156840

    Default 2:04 lap in a porscher

    Quote Originally Posted by Manimillion View Post
    How come the driver seems so choppy at the wheel?
    Because racecar!

    What I laughed at when I watched it was there are still cones everywhere! Seriously? A real race weekend an they leave out all the entry/apex/exit cones. Hahaha. Really now.

  9. #49
    Elite Member wing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Carp
    Posts
    22,906
    Rep Power
    2081869

    Default Re: 2:04 lap in a porscher

    Yeah they should just put bollards in as the cores seem to be a permanent fixture
    Driver for hire....

  10. #50
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ottawa
    Posts
    1,041
    Rep Power
    36447

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario View Post
    I was just reading in F1 Mag that many drivers have to pay for their seat to get a chance in F1. Schumacher and his manager paid $243,000 US per race Jordan-Ford in 1991 for a seat. They call those pilots “RENTA-DRIVERS”. Legends like Niki Lauda took out personal loans to get a F1 seat. Supposedly its common practice still today. Maldonado is one
    Which is also why Maldonado likes to crash into everything. Money doesn't buy skill.
    Driving the wife's car.

  11. #51
    CHAMP 1Morelap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    in a van down by the river.
    Posts
    29,370
    Rep Power
    2147787

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Manimillion View Post
    How come the driver seems so choppy at the wheel?
    yah saw that too, his hand placement in 14 is weird too, it's like he can't reach the top of the wheel with his right hand. who am I to say, he's going fast. The car in front appears to be going faster.

    and lol at the cone comments, nobody cared, too busy racin.
    Calabogie GT1 Champion 2012 and 2013. Calabogie Cup Challenge Champion 2012 www.1morelap.ca

  12. #52
    Junior Member Chris916's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    221
    Rep Power
    49

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Manimillion View Post
    How come the driver seems so choppy at the wheel?
    On the limit of grip. Making corrections even before the back steps out.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •