ADAC Historic F1 weekend, Lausitzring Germany, July 2004

Highly recommended for anyone more into the engineering and passionate aspects of F1: The Euroboss F1 and Thoroughbred F1 racing series. Open pits, chat to mechanics and drivers, see and hear the cars being started and rolling right out of the pits into the pitlane, nearly over your feet, simply incredible.

All images (c) 2004- Marco La Mura & Uwe Schürkamp

Friday evening | TGP Candy Car | Candy Car Cockpit | RAM cockpit | RAM gearbox II | TGP RAM March | RAM March Gearbox & Rear | TGP Ensign N177 | #26 Ensign TGP | Ensign Engine | Spare parts | Historic Race Drivers Diet | TGP Williams FW08 | Williams FW08 Cockpit | The Schedule | James Watt Automotive Logo | McLaren Rear | McLaren Cockpit | cockpit down below | TPG Cars qualifying | Ayrton's Lotus | Lotus supension / engine | Lotus rear view | Lotus cockpit | Her and me | Scott Mansell's B197 | Benetton Gearbox | Benetton B197 Rear Suspension | Benetton Rear suspension | Joachim Rykscha's Chevrolet | Chevrolet rear suspension | F1 Ferrari | Surtees, dammit! | Surtees: Finally made it | Surtees cockpit | Surtees rear suspension details | Tyrell on the Grid | Surtees on the Grid | Surtees in action | Homeward bound |

Friday evening
As we arrived on Friday afternoon, we decided to cycle to the circuit and check out the racing atmosphere in the fresh evening air. Too bad the marshalls would not let us cycle around the cirtcuit... maybe next year.

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TGP Candy Car
The TGP Candy Car. We could not believe we were actually allowed to walk straight into the pitboxes!

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Candy Car Cockpit
Detail shot of the Candy Car cockpit

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RAM cockpit
another shot of the RAM cockpit

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RAM gearbox II
another shot of the RAM gearbox / rear

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TGP RAM March
The TGP RAM March car from up close

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RAM March Gearbox & Rear
The rear wing & gear box of the RAM March

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TGP Ensign N177
The Ensign N177 being prepared for the race.

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#26 Ensign TGP
video feed check An Ensign N177 MN09 of Mario Deliotti racing team.

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Ensign Engine
Detail shot of the Ensign Engine.

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Spare parts
Assorted pistons from a cosworth dfv v8 engine

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Historic Race Drivers Diet
As opposed to "modern" F1, the teams try to reconstruct the diet of the day: Tea, bacon and wine. ;-)

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TGP Williams FW08
The Williams FW08 of Keke Rosberg

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Williams FW08 Cockpit
Williams FW08 Cockpit

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The Schedule
Better take note: The schedule for the 2004 f1 historic grand prix. Now just who turned the "E" into a Euro sign?

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James Watt Automotive Logo
cracked up on that one: GPL Driver with an attitude ;-) The James Watt Automotive Team ran the McLaren and Tyrell.

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McLaren Rear
Rear view shot of the McLaren M23/4 as run by James Watt Automotive.

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McLaren Cockpit
Detail shot of the McLaren Cockpit. Watch out for the friendly pit lane speed limit reminder ;-)

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cockpit down below
the Nikon coolpix did a marvellous job of capturing this one, considering it was just dumped into the void like a tea bag into boiling water.

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TPG Cars qualifying
two cars from the TGP series get ready for qualifying

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Ayrton's Lotus
Aryton's Lotus 91/10 up close.

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Lotus supension / engine
Lotus dfv engine

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Lotus rear view
rear view of the Lotus

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Lotus cockpit
I guess the drivers could feel spring and damper operation with their feet in a very literal way.

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Her and me
Yours truly right next to Ayrton's Lotus.

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Scott Mansell's B197
Scott Mansell's Benetton B197 of Euroboss fame is being prepared for qualifying.

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Benetton Gearbox
the benetton gearbox... exploded view ;-)

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Benetton B197 Rear Suspension
Benetton B197 rear suspension. Ever dreamt of seeing this detail up close? You could at the F1 Historic thingy.

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Benetton Rear suspension
the B197 rear suspension & engine

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Joachim Rykscha's Chevrolet
Joachim Rykscha's Chevrolet.

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Chevrolet rear suspension
The little gears record rear suspension telemetry. The turbocharger is also clearly visible

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F1 Ferrari
Looks isn't everything: this is a genuine F1 V12 Ferrari in disguise. In the race, it was beaten out and about by the Benetton, so history repeats itself.

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Surtees, dammit!
while everybody and his dog was trying to get shots of the body painted ladies on the McLaren, trying to get a good view during pit walk Sunday on the Surtees was hard work.

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Surtees: Finally made it
When I finally made my way through the crowd to the Surtees, it turned out every bit as beautiful as I would have imagined.

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Surtees cockpit
Those GPL'ers did a great job: every dial and every stroke like the real thing. The Surtees cockpit up close.

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Surtees rear suspension details
reas suspension detail shot (Surtees).

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Tyrell on the Grid
The Tyrell on the grid is getting prepared for the race.

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Surtees on the Grid
The Surtees getting ready for the drop of the flag.

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Surtees in action
While my racing friend Bo suggested they might not even get this one running, well, they did, and it sounded every bit as good as I expected it to. The surtees seemed to have an extra gear over everyone else (just like the BRM) as the driver upshifted one more time down the Lausitzring straight, and it sounded just glorious, even if the poor car was down half a lap ten minutes into the TGP race. Roll on! I hope *she* saw me waving, jumping up and down and yelling ;-)

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Homeward bound
Marco fastens the bikes to the car and phones home before leaving the "Lausitz" after a glorious motor sports weekend. We'll be back, if they will; no doubt.

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