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« on: July 27, 2004, 08:41:45 PM »

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from Jayski.... Having functioning taillights on race cars, meanwhile, would be a radical change. They could play a marginal role in helping a driver avoid plowing into the car in front of him, an issue on restarts during several recent races. But drivers likely would not want the driver behind them able to tell precisely when they were braking heading into a turn; that would allow the trailing driver to better judge where passing might be easier.


I don't think the functioning tail lights are a good idea.  Correct me if I am wrong, but when a driver "checks up", he usually just lifts his foot off the gas (without using the brake).  Someone could check up and the car's tail light would never go on.  Where is the benefit in this case?
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2004, 08:47:33 PM »

That is one of the asinine ideas I have ever heard.  Imagine how erroneous the lights would be.  Braking just to get someone off your tail and just letting up if someone behind you were on probabtion and they really looked at the situation.  Wins and crashes could really be manipulated then, don't you think?
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2004, 08:51:59 PM »

That's almost as good an idea as the crapshoot idea.  They think they've seen brake-checking before....
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2004, 09:11:06 PM »

are they really serious  about this?headlights thats nuts like mcenroe said they can not be serious!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2004, 03:49:29 AM »

Doesn't F1 use them or is that just for rain races?
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2004, 03:33:19 PM »

no f1 doen't use tail lights at all
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sally
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2004, 04:56:33 PM »

Am I confused (totally possible), or have I seen a single tail light on F1 cars as they leave the pits area?
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2004, 09:17:15 PM »

I swear I saw a flashing red light on the back of a car this weekend.  I don't think it was in the middle of the race, but it may have been in the pre-race show.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2004, 03:22:07 PM »

that may be for safety purposes only.
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2004, 07:37:19 PM »

I think it would be a bad idea to put taillights on the cars. Just think about  how much longer cleanup would take after Tony ran into Kasey. All that broken glass all over the place  :wink:


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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2004, 08:16:10 PM »

Lou, are you trying to get my dander up???
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