Open Wheel S5000 Series

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  1. GTracer38

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  2. Spacegoat

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    Seems that you got your wish @Cap'n Jack.



    Wonder what the lap times will be like?
     
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  3. Cap'n Jack

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    It was in the article regarding the Bathurst tender. :p
     
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    Well, that will teach me to pay closer attention. I only skimmed through it. :dunce: :lol:
     
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  5. 05XR8

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    It's all good. Informs people that just want to look at the news in this thread.

    Jenson Button did an unofficial 1:48 in 2011. Not sure if the car was at full power, tyre compound etc. was a nice day though.


    Was it Christopher Meis in the R8 LMS, who did a 1:59? That was unrestricted power with sticky tyres.

    S5000 have about 550hp. Maybe more than half of what the McLaren had. S5000 is heavier too. On a good day, I'll guess 55-57 seconds.
     
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    Those cars look and sound great.
     
  9. CLowndes888

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    Only 0.013 seconds seperating Martin and Macrow... That's just insane for the first ever qualifying session.
     
  10. 05XR8

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    These cars are going to be crazy on the wet surface.
     
  11. LumpiestFish

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    Cars look and sound great in person. Seeing photos I thought they looked a bit large and chunky, but in person they’re low slung and sleek.
     
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    Only caught the last six odd laps. Great battle between Macrow and Martin.
     
  13. 05XR8

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    Was good all the way through. Only really split up due to incident at the start. Little battle packs here and there. Was cool to see cars nose to tail rather than 3 seconds away waiting for a pit stop.
     
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    My word. These cars are awesome.

    Game manufacturers, give us these awesome cars.

    James Golding had an awesome start.
     
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  15. FPV MIC

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    Unfortunately I missed the race yesterday, I won't be missing today's :mischievous:
     
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  16. 05XR8

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    I was smiling. It was like they were racing karts.
     
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    WHOA! Big hit by Davison into the inside armco. He's out and okay.
     
  18. LumpiestFish

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    Massive shunt for Davison. Destroyed the fence, I don’t think we’ll see a finish to this race. Going to take a long time to fix.
     
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    Kind of weird it was 25 laps/30 minutes likely, but that was quick. Doesn't even seem like they would have completed all the laps.
     
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    Bummer to have the race finish in that way. I missed yesterday’s race, so I was excited to see how the cars looked out there on track. From what I saw they look absolutely wild though!
     
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    Yeah they would’ve cut it very fine even if the race ran without SC. Shame about the ending to the race, going to take forever to fix that fence though.
     
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    Just saw a replay of that crash on twitter. Lucky that he didn't collect any other cars, when he came back across the track. :crazy:
     
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    Yeah Davison's car was quite heavily damaged. From the stand you saw a whole heap of bodywork fly up into the air and I knew that it was a major shunt. When I saw the damaged armco on the stream, I was certain that the race wouldn't restart. I got a closer look at the car and it was a sorry state of affairs. The rebuild will not be cheap. Apart from that though, seeing these cars race for the first time was just brilliant. The sound, the speed and the competition is like nothing else in this country. I want more.
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    It's really difficult to get a picture of them going down the main straight:lol:
     
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    https://www.s5000.com.au/2020-australian-s5000-championship-calendar-revealed/

    2020 Australian S5000 Championship calendar:

    Round 1: Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park, 12-15 March
    Round 2: Sydney Motorsport Park, 27-29 March
    Round 3: Winton, 1-3 May**
    Round 4: The Bend Motorsport Park, 12-14 June
    Round 5: Phillip Island, 21-23 August*
    Round 6: Sandown, 11-13 September
    Non-championship: Mount Panorama, Bathurst, Date TBC**

    *Subject to finalisation of commercial agreements with circuit
    **Subject to confirmation
     
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    Only 10 cars racing this weekend, but that qualy was pretty good.
     
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    That'd be right. My internet is acting up again (it's so slow I can't even get the angry emoji to come up, face palm) so I can't watch it till the SBS telecast comes on. Oh well, at least I won't have any issues tomorrow... I'll be watching from at the track :-)
     
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    That'd be right. My internet is acting up again (it's so slow I can't even get the angry emoji to come up, face palm) so I can't watch it till the SBS telecast comes on. Oh well, at least I won't have any issues tomorrow... I'll be watching from at the track :-)
     
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