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Old 29th August 2012, 08:00   #31
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Itís the a day before Thiruvonam,

Driving down the same road to office today, it was very disheartening so see it lying empty. If, only if, our country wasnít filled with such imbeciles, we wouldíve been cheering to the almighty roar of a Formula 1 car lapping the route. Sigh!

And am surprised that many of the so called enthusiasts here share the same idea.
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http://www.autoracingdaily.com/news/...ket-in-mumbai/

There are always going to be red tape in India, everytime you run there will be someone to trip you.
Orgainsers were bold in Bombay and went ahead with it. I remember seeing a cop, seemingly high posted checking out the car and trying to get into it, the red bull guys pulled him out.
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Television,it is a matter of choice.but here they are going to race at 300kph on a regular public carriageway . They could have done it in a race track or a open ground if they are particular about having a demo.
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F1 cars are designed to run only on well maintained tarmac. There are no such grounds in Trivandrum that are well paved to accommodate a F1 car. So the only way left is to conduct the event in a closed street circuit. The youth in Kerala, especially at Trivandrum is still not ready to accept the broad term of motorsports. All they want is to witness the speed at which a F1 zooms off. They believe motorsport means driving like a maniac no matter whatever be its consequences.
I am sure that after witnessing such an event they would try to attain such speeds during the peak hours. I can't even imagine what would be the result. At the end of the day it's the pedestrians and other motorists who are going to suffer.

Speed thrills but kills, who knows it.
Seriously guys, that is a gross misunderstanding that F1 cars need some special roads to operate. Example:

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/08/30/w...-in-an-f1-car/

Red bull racing F1 car driving through new jersey, west New York and going through the Lincoln tunnel. They didn't even remove the parked cars from the streets!! No barriers also.

So are New jersey street roads even better than F1 tracks with no bumps or uneven surface? I don't think so.

In bangalore it was done in a narrow portion of the NICE corridor and the only problem there was crowd control and they broke through the barricades. The so called F1 car did not have any trouble running.
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Seriously guys, that is a gross misunderstanding that F1 cars need some special roads to operate. Example:

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/08/30/w...-in-an-f1-car/

Red bull racing F1 car driving through new jersey, west New York and going through the Lincoln tunnel. They didn't even remove the parked cars from the streets!! No barriers also.

So are New jersey street roads even better than F1 tracks with no bumps or uneven surface? I don't think so.

In bangalore it was done in a narrow portion of the NICE corridor and the only problem there was crowd control and they broke through the barricades. The so called F1 car did not have any trouble running.
Can an F1 car drive drive through any stage of the Paris-Dakkar rally? If yes, then any road in Trivandrum would be good. If not, then the options are limited to a few stretches in the city.

You are absolutely right in saying that an F1 car can ride over bumps and uneven surfaces, but going over 6+ inch potholes is a completely different story. Unfortunately, most roads in Trivandrum are (in)famous for these unplanned speed breakers.
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Can an F1 car drive drive through any stage of the Paris-Dakkar rally? If yes, then any road in Trivandrum would be good. If not, then the options are limited to a few stretches in the city.
Yes it can!!

Here's David Coulthard taking the Red Bull F1 car offroading

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/09/21/r...he-americas-a/
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Can an F1 car drive drive through any stage of the Paris-Dakkar rally? If yes, then any road in Trivandrum would be good. If not, then the options are limited to a few stretches in the city. stupid
You are absolutely right in saying that an F1 car can ride over bumps and uneven surfaces, but going over 6+ inch potholes is a completely different story. Unfortunately, most roads in Trivandrum are (in)famous for these unplanned speed breakers.
Maybe true, but the proposed stretch through which the F1 demo drive was to be done is smooth and world class as it can be. Except maybe the odd manhole jutting out on the side of the road, there is not pothole/gutter as to speak in the above said stretch. Rest of the city roads, i agreed but the Kowdiar-Vellayambalam-LMS-Fine Arts College-Palayam road? An F1 car can drive through this stretch. It's not for nothing that Narain Karthikeyan himself came and inspected before giving thumps up for the drive.
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Seriously guys, that is a gross misunderstanding that F1 cars need some special roads to operate. Example:



Red bull racing F1 car driving through new jersey, west New York and going through the Lincoln tunnel. They didn't even remove the parked cars from the streets!! No barriers also.

So are New jersey street roads even better than F1 tracks with no bumps or uneven surface? I don't think so.

In bangalore it was done in a narrow portion of the NICE corridor and the only problem there was crowd control and they broke through the barricades. The so called F1 car did not have any trouble running.
We can't even compare the best Indian roads with that of united stated. Slight elevation wont pose problem but here at Trivandrum, day after day new potholes are created naturally. Even a regular street car driver cant anticipate what is going to hit the wheel the very next moment. What will be the condition of an F1, if driven through such roads?
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If the route is properly cordoned off and off-limits to the general public for driving during the duration of the event, what possible harm can come of it?

The sad fact is that our country is filled with spoilsports and killjoys who go around petitioning the courts for anything that sounds like fun. i doubt any of these social crusaders have any appreciation of the things they are railing against.

Even sadder is the fact that the courts actually have the time and patience to hear and rule on these frivolous cases when genuine cases of injustice and wrongdoing languish for years. Maybe someone should get harishv's opinion here!
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Can an F1 car drive drive through any stage of the Paris-Dakkar rally? If yes, then any road in Trivandrum would be good. If not, then the options are limited to a few stretches in the city.

You are absolutely right in saying that an F1 car can ride over bumps and uneven surfaces, but going over 6+ inch potholes is a completely different story. Unfortunately, most roads in Trivandrum are (in)famous for these unplanned speed breakers.
Read the news right? It was to happen at the Kowdiar stretch. Let's not go into whole of Tvm roads. This road is well enough to do good speed without issues.

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Maybe true, but the proposed stretch through which the F1 demo drive was to be done is smooth and world class as it can be. Except maybe the odd manhole jutting out on the side of the road, there is not pothole/gutter as to speak in the above said stretch. Rest of the city roads, i agreed but the Kowdiar-Vellayambalam-LMS-Fine Arts College-Palayam road? An F1 car can drive through this stretch. It's not for nothing that Narain Karthikeyan himself came and inspected before giving thumps up for the drive.
Correct. Its was checked by him and his team. No one would jump into doing such a show if the road wasnt good. Also, there was enough space for people to stand and watch.

Its not always about speed. Maybe he wanted us to show that he can attain such speed in this stretch but people saw only this part! They could have asked him not to do 300kmph if they were so worried about speed.

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We can't even compare the best Indian roads with that of united stated. Slight elevation wont pose problem but here at Trivandrum, day after day new potholes are created naturally. Even a regular street car driver cant anticipate what is going to hit the wheel the very next moment. What will be the condition of an F1, if driven through such roads?

Again, he was not going to drive around town and since I live in town I think Tvm has one among the best roads. You ought to go to other towns to see the condition to compare.
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Maybe true, but the proposed stretch through which the F1 demo drive was to be done is smooth and world class as it can be.
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Read the news right? It was to happen at the Kowdiar stretch. Let's not go into whole of Tvm roads. This road is well enough to do good speed without issues.
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Can an F1 car drive drive through any stage of the Paris-Dakkar rally? If yes, then any road in Trivandrum would be good. If not, then the options are limited to a few stretches in the city.
Apologies if I wasn't clear enough. When I said that options are limited, I meant there are a few stretches of roads in the city are pothole free (the Kowdiar stretch being one of them), which are good enough for even an F1 car.

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