Schumi edged in fighter jet race

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    Bummer, I thought the 2003-GA set up for max attack, would have edged it.... :p :p :p

    Insane, but in a very long line of tradition between Grand Prix cars and Fighter planes including the legendary Gilles Villeneuve, and Tazio Nuvolari.

    Interestingly, Schumacher and Cheli (Pilot) will also go head-to-head in an Alfa Romeo 2300s and a bi-plane, in a replication of the 1931 duel driven by race-legend Tazio Nuvola.

    Wicked!

    rinky dink link

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3309943.stm

    full article below.

     
  2. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    just read that, funny stuff. i'm amazed the jet even came close over such a short distance, although i guess if it's built to take off from an aircraft carrier it's not such a surprise...
     
  3. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Money

    I bet the fighter pilot wishes he was earning the same money as Shumey. I wonder how much he got for this one.
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I'm sure it was covered in his contract for PR stuff. I'm surprised that the 126 beat the F-104 over a kilometer, even though the plane had to stay on the ground.
    If you want a real car vs. plane race, go to an air show in the U.S. There are some turbine powered trucks that beat prop planes from a standing start, even though the plane was already at speed.
     
  5. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    okay then, it took place in the wet.... had it of been dry the 2003-GA first race victory margin would have been much greater, and alot closer on the other 2 distances, although Schumi would still have been properly spanked by the plane.

     

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