Parts Department - the bits we couldn't fit anywhere else
Health & Safety
Our health and safety correspondent (pictured left) has submitted the following method of changing a fanbelt on a Beetle. We offer it as some members run 911s. For legal reasons we must emphasise DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME OR ANYWHERE ELSE (although when Avit does it with a Ford, please can we video it??)
Spies tell us of no less than 3 new-to-Mono Dallaras in the Midlands, all of which may be driven by drivers with a current involvement, and of a very interesting engine development in the Motorcycle engined classes. Also a TV commentator making a comeback in a famous and historic car.
Unfortunately, the internet has given us a picture of Kat Impey's new Dallara 304 which seems to be running in Club F3 trim, so it seems we may be bidding farewell to one of the most talented drivers in Mono, unless of course that was her 3SGE in the Dyno article.
F1 Review - Looking Back at a Preview
Regular Startline readers may have occasionally thought that a seasonal preview might be a good idea. There is a reason why we don't do one, and that is that it is so easy to be caught out. So never able to pass up something easy, here's a look at a 2009 F1 seasonal preview. It's the Guardian's, and it's attributed not to their muesli correspondent, as you might expect, but mainly to respected writer Maurice Hamilton.
Here are a few quotes from it:
“I'm not quite sure what to expect.” Pat Symonds (talking
about Abu Dhabi, but it could apply to so much of his year.)
“Brawn Constructors' Title Odds: 80-1”
In fairness, they also had a couple of other very good lines, so we've illustrated them.
Written by Tony Cotton