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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Ljiljan, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. V8 vs F1 at Bathurst

    CRAIG Lowndes will have a chance to smash his own Bathurst lap record - in a Formula One car.

    Moves are underway for V8 Supercars' Team Vodafone star Lowndes and former Formula One champion Jenson Button to swap cars and race around the famous Mount Panorama street circuit in the lead-up to the Melbourne Grand Prix.

    Vodafone, who sponsors both Lowndes' Triple Eight Racing and Button McLaren Formula One team, have lodged an application with Bathurst council, seeking permission for the one-off event.

    "It would be incredible if it all comes off," Lowndes said.

    "It would be a dream to drive a Formula One car anywhere let alone Bathurst. It would just be awesome and fingers crossed we can do it."

    Lowndes, who has never driven a Formula One car their top speed is around 350km/h said he could break his own record of 2.06.80 in Button's car.

    Driver clocks 210km/h in police chase

    A motorist with three young unrestrained children in his car allegedly drove along a highway in NSW's central west at speeds of up to 210km/h and then crashed down a 10-metre embankment.

    Police say they spotted the 21-year-old Queensland man driving a Holden Commodore along the Newell Highway, 35km south of Narrabri, at 165km/h, just before noon (AEDT) on Saturday.

    Also in the car was the man's 15-year-old girlfriend, his sister and three children aged five, three and 18-months who weren't wearing seatbelts, police allege.

    Police gave chase briefly, ending the pursuit on safety grounds after the Holden allegedly reached 210km/h.

    About 12.30pm (AEDT) the Holden was seen by passing motorists leaving the highway and crashing down a 10-metre embankment.

    The five passengers were later treated for minor injuries at Coonabarabran Hospital, northeast of Dubbo.

    Police charged the driver with eight offences, including reckless and negligent driving, failing to stop during a police pursuit and driving with children not restrained.
    He was due to front Dubbo Bail Court on Sunday.