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Old 27th February 2014, 12:55   #31
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Thanks for the appreciation guys!

Even I'm not too sure but I think they are some sort of personal mobility scooters used by the team personnel in and around the paddock area. I never saw them being used.
Brilliant write up. Any motorsports fan would be jealous. I don't know if you have seen the other threads on the Delhi F1 but here they are.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ix-2013-a.html (Photologue - Indian Grand Prix 2013)
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-go-races.html (2013 Delhi F1 photo essay - The Fat Cat and Junior go to "The Races")
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ideo-blog.html (2013 Indian F1 Race at BIC (First LIVE Experience): Photo & Video Blog)


The "scooters" look more like carriers for the noses of the cars (following picture). if they were scooters the handle would be angled to be over the flat stand not away from it. Since no noses were damaged, these "scooters" were never used.

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If you see the Ferrari car, you will notice that they have used tape generously !
This should convince you that your car is much better put together than a Ferrari F1 car !
I think it's called 'Helicopter Tape'.

It's thin, strong, & usually transparent, tape - used across shut-lines of panels for aerodynamic reasons.

Can occasionally be seen flapping about, especially towards the end of races.

Also used in aviation & other motor sports.

Great thread & even greater pics
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Brilliant write up. Any motorsports fan would be jealous. I don't know if you have seen the other threads on the Delhi F1 but here they are.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ix-2013-a.html (Photologue - Indian Grand Prix 2013)
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-go-races.html (2013 Delhi F1 photo essay - The Fat Cat and Junior go to "The Races")
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ideo-blog.html (2013 Indian F1 Race at BIC (First LIVE Experience): Photo & Video Blog)


The "scooters" look more like carriers for the noses of the cars (following picture). if they were scooters the handle would be angled to be over the flat stand not away from it. Since no noses were damaged, these "scooters" were never used.
I did see it. That is why I didnt post too many pics of the cars.

Thanks for the clarification on the "scooters"
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I think it's called 'Helicopter Tape'.

It's thin, strong, & usually transparent, tape - used across shut-lines of panels for aerodynamic reasons.

Can occasionally be seen flapping about, especially towards the end of races.

Also used in aviation & other motor sports.

Great thread & even greater pics
Great! Thanks for the information!
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Awesomes ! Read the whole thread. Astounded to see the cars up and close ! And got some good information. Thanks Nikhil !

BTW did you happen to see James Hunt's name near the podium !!
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