Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > General forums > Events


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-20-2011, 09:21 PM
whiteballz's Avatar
whiteballz whiteballz is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 11,112
Western Sydney, Australia
Send a message via MSN to whiteballz
Formula 1 meets Bathurst

Quote:
The Bathurst Regional Council has given Vodafone approval to use the Mount Panorama circuit on March 22, when Craig Lowndes will complete five laps in a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One car.


A council meeting last night approved the event, with CAMS set to have the final say on the proposal. Both Vodafone and the Council expect it to be a formality.


Lowndes, who has never driven an F1 car before, will steer the team’s de-speced machine for five laps around the 6.213km circuit, while Jenson Button will complete five laps in TeamVodafone’s Commodore VE ride car.
The Vodafone stunt is similar to what the telecommunications giant undertook at the Albert Park circuit last year, which saw Jamie Whincup drive the McLaren around the Grand Prix street track.


“From a council perspective, we’ve given it the go ahead,” a Bathurst Regional Council representative told Speedcafe.com.au.
“Now, it’s just a matter of other elements being sorted out.”


Under council regulations, the Mount Panorama circuit can only be closed off for full-track events five times a year. Currently four of those allocated slots are taken up (Bathurst 1000, Bathurst 12 Hour, the Bathurst Motor Festival and Drive Bathurst). The Vodafone F1 drive takes up the fifth and final allocated closure.


It is expected that permission from CAMS will be granted to Vodafone within a week.
March 22, 2011. is the date people.
__________________
Weekly Quote -

Dick
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-20-2011, 09:30 PM
csl177's Avatar
csl177 csl177 is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,709
Way Down South
Cool. An F1 car will be a treat to see (if a bit of a handful) on that track... especially turns 11 through 18. The Dipper?
__________________
'62 356S Notchback Hotrod
'64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
'67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
'68 911T Targa Sporto
'68 Mercedes 280 SL
'62 BMW 700 Sport
'63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
'72 BMW 3.0CSL
'72 BMW 3.0CSA
'70 914/6 GT
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-20-2011, 09:36 PM
pimento's Avatar
pimento pimento is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,536
Perth, Australia
It'll be great to see, but it's kind of a shame it's being done by a 'rookie' driver. To see it being thrashed around there by someone who knows both the car and the track would be pretty special.
__________________
Life's too short to drive bad cars.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-21-2011, 12:14 AM
IBrake4Rainbows's Avatar
IBrake4Rainbows IBrake4Rainbows is offline
For Great Justice.
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 14,581
For Tax Purposes, Cayman Islands
Send a message via MSN to IBrake4Rainbows
I seriously expect it to get stuck at Skyline, perform a barrel roll and burst into flames.

And no one will be able to call 000 because Vodafone's network won't cover Mt. Panorama.
__________________
<cough> www.charginmahlazer.tumblr.com </cough>
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-21-2011, 12:36 AM
csl177's Avatar
csl177 csl177 is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,709
Way Down South
You are entirely too optimistic.
__________________
'62 356S Notchback Hotrod
'64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
'67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
'68 911T Targa Sporto
'68 Mercedes 280 SL
'62 BMW 700 Sport
'63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
'72 BMW 3.0CSL
'72 BMW 3.0CSA
'70 914/6 GT
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-21-2011, 12:41 AM
VOGUE_MAN's Avatar
VOGUE_MAN VOGUE_MAN is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 205
It would be interesting to see, on television though, I wouldn't leave the house for it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-21-2011, 04:43 AM
pimento's Avatar
pimento pimento is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,536
Perth, Australia
Quote:
Originally Posted by IBrake4Rainbows View Post
I seriously expect it to get stuck at Skyline, perform a barrel roll and burst into flames.

And no one will be able to call 000 because Vodafone's network won't cover Mt. Panorama.
I'll pop up just in case, my other phone is on Optus... oh wait..
__________________
Life's too short to drive bad cars.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-21-2011, 05:04 AM
clutch-monkey's Avatar
clutch-monkey clutch-monkey is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 16,254
brisbane - sub-tropical land of mangoes
Send a message via MSN to clutch-monkey
Quote:
Originally Posted by IBrake4Rainbows View Post
And no one will be able to call 000 because Vodafone's network won't cover Mt. Panorama.
well played sir..
__________________
Andreas Preuninger, Manager of Porsche High Performance Cars: "Grandmas can use paddles. They aren't challenging."
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-21-2011, 05:17 AM
IBrake4Rainbows's Avatar
IBrake4Rainbows IBrake4Rainbows is offline
For Great Justice.
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 14,581
For Tax Purposes, Cayman Islands
Send a message via MSN to IBrake4Rainbows
No, seriously. this is first hand experience.
__________________
<cough> www.charginmahlazer.tumblr.com </cough>
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-13-2011, 11:34 PM
whiteballz's Avatar
whiteballz whiteballz is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 11,112
Western Sydney, Australia
Send a message via MSN to whiteballz
Well It's up on the CAMS website, so I've shift swapped and will be there camera in hand to take pics and maybe video of part of the event.

I'm not sure wheres the best place to view it though. I'd love to see the acceleration heading up and down the hill.. But also want interesting photos so maybe the top of the hill?

Either way. Who is coming?


VODAFONE BATHURST FORMULA 1 DEMONSTRATION RUN
Event ID: 21989
Event Name: VODAFONE BATHURST FORMULA 1 DEMONSTRATION RUN
Date: 22/03/2011 - 22/03/2011
Venue: mt panorama
Event Type: R7S
Event Type Name: Category A/B track Sponsor/Ride/Corporate Ride Day
Event Level: Club
IMMS Discipline: Auto Test
Organiser: VODAFONE HUTCHISON AUSTRALIA
Permit Number: 811/2203/01
Event Status: Calendered
State: NSW
__________________
Weekly Quote -

Dick
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-21-2011, 10:00 PM
whiteballz's Avatar
whiteballz whiteballz is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 11,112
Western Sydney, Australia
Send a message via MSN to whiteballz
It was awesome.
__________________
Weekly Quote -

Dick
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-21-2011, 11:25 PM
whiteballz's Avatar
whiteballz whiteballz is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 11,112
Western Sydney, Australia
Send a message via MSN to whiteballz






__________________
Weekly Quote -

Dick
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-22-2011, 08:56 PM
Savageduck's Avatar
Savageduck Savageduck is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 120
California
…and here we have:
__________________
Regards,
Savageduck

"The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature, but plunges him more deeply into them."
Antoine De Saint-Exupéry
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-23-2011, 03:18 AM
Matra et Alpine's Avatar
Matra et Alpine Matra et Alpine is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 27,781
nr Edinburgh, Whisky-soaked Scotland
Man I want to see more of the helicopter tracking shots on the top of the mountain

Hope someone releases an HD "cinematic experience" !!!!!
__________________
"A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-23-2011, 03:25 PM
whiteballz's Avatar
whiteballz whiteballz is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 11,112
Western Sydney, Australia
Send a message via MSN to whiteballz
I hope so, This being a marketing stunt I'm sure a hi-def video will make its way out there.
__________________
Weekly Quote -

Dick
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
formula 1


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Codemasters secures Formula One video game rights. Dino Scuderia Gaming 9 05-13-2008 11:58 AM
Eastern Creek Classics 2006 Cyco Multimedia 56 01-10-2007 06:48 PM
Bugatti Veyron vs a Formula 1 car imran_hodekar Car comparison 47 04-11-2006 09:50 AM
International flavour increases for Bathurst fpv_gtho Racing forums 7 08-11-2005 11:40 PM
Australian Drivers Falcon500 Racing forums 9 03-09-2005 03:32 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:02 PM.

 

© 1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com