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Page 3b of the RIR Pictures Pages
Pics -1- Diagrams and Overviews
could be a very, very long load at 28.8:
illustrate the change in track surroundings: I was working the up-track-looking
flag position at this (Turn Six) location during a 1964 or so Cal Club Australian
pursuit race. Flagmen stood atop the earthen bank that would have been intruding
into the left edge of this photo. Our feet were maybe five feet higher than the
track surface, perhaps 15 feet from the track itself and eight or so feet from
the edge of the bluff. There was a car width between the edge of the track and
the bottom of the bluff.
the Road & Track report on the Times Grand Prix of October 16, 1960. You can
see some of the difference I mention in the paragraph above. Those flagmen were
a good deal closer to the track than I would have been. If you were to pick them
up and put them down with the green flag guy covering the image of the light shirt
of the pair to their east, that would be more like it. (Who are those other
You can't see much in the way of apex tires in the esses, although if you are like me, it's likely that you see some dots that could be tires.
This link will take you to a color scan of the R&T page. It was a pretty discouraging sight, to my eye. I'm sure someone with better Photoshop skills could pull out more.
|It is rather a steep incline from Five to the Six first apex.|
good-for-me photo (from the R&T report on the last race of the Formula) that
also shows something about the track: looking across the second half of Turn Six you
can see that Turn Eight has a little uphill in the approach and a tiny crest near
the apex tires before it goes downhill and then off-camber at some place around
the stack of bales. See Moss lead Gurney through the transition from Eight to
the straight, by clicking H E R E.
Turn Six grandstand obscures the horizon and a row of pylons blocks entry to the
Six-Seven straight, in case anyone was tempted.
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