View Full Version : '"Formula 5000" - Better Than F1'

April 1st, 2009, 20:46




April 1st, 2009, 23:18
They had a few demo races of F5000 at Melbourne during the F1GP weekend. Was great to see them going around again (if only on TV). Don't think they would compete with modern technology though. The combination of those huge back wheels, big engines and little front wheels just wants to make the go straight ahead. Would have liked to see and hear them at a track though.

April 2nd, 2009, 01:56
Took me right back ........:jump:............ sitting in one is a bit of a culture shock with an auluminium tub that only comes up to hip height and one's feet in line or ahead of the steering rack!!
Some really serious racers in action as well.

April 2nd, 2009, 05:01
Some really serious racers in action as well.

Yeppers! - Briand Redman for one... :)

April 2nd, 2009, 10:52
McLaren M10B!
The best looking F5000 of the lot, and the tub for these cars were used as the basis of the contempory McLaren F1 cars.
This is 'Sandown Park' Tasman Cup round, 1970, Team VDS, Teddy Pilette driving.