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Charles LeClerc driving the Ferrari 312T

  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 12, 2022

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    This just shows how you can't compare drivers from different eras... that thing looks undriveable by modern standards. Not to mention it looks like it's gonna shake itself to bits!
     
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  2. imagwai

    imagwai May 12, 2022

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    He definitely wasn't pushing and gave it the respect it deserves. Such as fantastic sound, I wish racing was still like this.
     
  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 12, 2022

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    Looked like he was tootling around to be honest, every time he stepped on the gas it lurched sideways...
     
  4. Hubert

    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member May 13, 2022

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    OMG, it felt like a death trap!

    Progress is good!

    Apropos, here's a video celebrating Gilles, the myth
     
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    Hubert TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member May 13, 2022

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  6. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 May 14, 2022

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    From a different era, would need in car footage from when it was cutting edge? to compare, back in the days when Men were Men and sheep were feart!
     
  7. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 15, 2022

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    Niki's car was too much for Charles to handle! ::facepalm2::
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  8. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member May 15, 2022

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    ::facepalm2::

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    No rear-view camera, no parking sensors… these young drivers don’t know how to park a classic car when these gadgets are missing :whistling:

    BTW, the TAG Heuer banner was very well placed there :D
     
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  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 15, 2022

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  10. kappa_md

    kappa_md May 15, 2022

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    :whipped:
    (Charles, repair costs will be taken from your paycheck :rolleyes:)

    One of my most iconic F1 cars from Ferrari. #12 1975 Championship won by Niki Lauda, Heuer badge in front and celebrated by making the Heuer Monza ::rimshot::
     
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  11. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 15, 2022

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    It was Niki's 1974 312B3 that was crashed, thank goodness it wasn't his '75 WDC 312T. Still a bummer though...

    Mad respect to the driver's of that era. Makes one wonder how tough it must of been in those cars when the current F1 championship leader spins out on an exhibition lap.
     
  12. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 15, 2022

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  13. kappa_md

    kappa_md May 15, 2022

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    Oh! Thanks for the correction. It still is confusing to me since these mid 70’s F1 cars had different versions but basically the same. :thumbsup:

    The modern drivers might clock the fastest laps (given advances in technology), but the golden era drivers had the balls of steel and probably greatest skills given what they drove back then ;)
     
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  14. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 15, 2022

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    Yeah they look very similar. However the '75 car featured a transverse mounted transmission, which gave the chassis near perfect balance. Hence the name 312T.
     
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  15. kappa_md

    kappa_md May 15, 2022

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    Yup that I know :thumbsup: Thanks!
     
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  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 16, 2022

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    Watching that clip of Charles crashing again, isn't it amazing how big the track looks? Just shows how overly large the modern F1 cars are.
     
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  17. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG TAG Heuer Forums Moderator Staff Member May 16, 2022

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    Confirmed it was the failure of a brake disc and not Leclerc’s fault :thumbsup:

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  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph May 17, 2022

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    A likely story.
     
  19. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster May 18, 2022

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    This car had bad luck last year as well. Marco Werner took out Jean Alesi, while Alesi was leading and seemingly on his way to win the 2021 Monaco Historique GP in Niki's '74 312B3.