F1 links: Hearse takes final lap of Brands

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Hearse in lap of honour for motor fan

"A motorsport fanatic has passed his final chequered flag in style with a farewell trip around his favourite circuit."

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"On 29 March 2009 the sun sets in Melbourne at 1918. Let’s say the formation lap takes three minutes. If the two hour time limit is reached, cars could still conceivably be running at racing speeds at 1905 (for the time it takes for the leader to reach the finish line, then the cars on the lead lap to complete that lap). Then there is the in-lap. If, for some reason, the red flag has to come out, they would only be able to take ten or fifteen minutes maximum to be sure that the race will be completed with the sun still in the sky."

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6 comments on “F1 links: Hearse takes final lap of Brands”

  1. lap of honor….
    What a good idea – have not heard about such a thing yet. Now Mr. Owen will get the opportunity to drive all those cars he enjoyed looking at so much.
    It is a pity that such beautiful historic tracks such as Brands Hatch are not being used considered for F1. It is probably better, in this case, that it is not used for F1, since that would mean too many changes – these would make the track lose some of its character.
    The Superbike races at Brands Hatch are wonderful to watch …
    A final salute for Mr. Owen from F1 fans !

  2. I wonder if the driver gave it a bit of welly

  3. there will be plenty of sun at 7:30 in melbourne.


    1. Even Australia has evenings and nights…

    2. The nights are drawing in there too now that we’ve passed the equinox.

    3. Daniel – The sun sets at 7:18.

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