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Old 11-16-2012, 06:35 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Magnesium engine block going through the grandstand like a flaming meteor? Maybe I picked a bad example. e what brakes you do have. So, no benefit for hypermiling (back on topic).
Actually I'm probably over egging it. I remember reading some speculation in the classic car world a few years ago as to whether the air brake was deployed shortly before Levegh's 300 SLR hit the Austin Healey and whether than contributed to Levegh losing control - possible based on a series of pics including this one.

Wikipedia suggests not, so as you were

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Old 11-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #62 (permalink)
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A cascade of simple failures can bring a complex system down. In any case, it was a bad scene.

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