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[SJ]Hotfoot

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Re: Watching out for 09 F1 cars
« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2009, 08:19:04 pm »
cool video

[SJ]Andy Fuller

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Re: Watching out for 09 F1 cars
« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2009, 10:47:59 pm »
http://www.redbullracing.com/Car/Gallery/Chief-designer-Rob-Marshall-Vettel-Newey-Webber-Horner-Technical-Director-Geoff-Willis-GETTY/

RB5 has been unveiled and tested (they had some gearbox problems). It looks ok, very high front nose, but what is most interesting is that the rear suspension is a pullrod setup instead of the regular pushrod, like at the front of the car. It should be superior to the pushrod because the weight is lower and has better handling characteristics (from what I understand).

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: Watching out for 09 F1 cars
« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2009, 11:38:16 pm »
Great video!

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: Watching out for 09 F1 cars
« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2009, 09:28:35 am »
Indeed a good find there JR  :hats off: I have been following the technical arguments relating to both Toyota and Williams interpretation of the rules regarding the height of the rear diffuser.  Apparently, due to aerodynamic shaping of the rear crash-structure, both the cars diffusers exceed the maximum height of 175mm.  The FIA have given the all clear, and according to Autosport, at least one team is set to redesign their cars before the season starts; Ferrari or McLaren? (or both?). 

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/73140

[SJ]Cato Larsen

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Re: Watching out for 09 F1 cars
« Reply #54 on: February 10, 2009, 10:04:20 am »
I like the red bull skin.
Thats all I can say about F1 cars of today.
they are way way way to technical for me to even begin to understand, or even bother to try.... moo

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: Watching out for 09 F1 cars
« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2009, 05:44:59 pm »
I like the red bull skin.
Thats all I can say about F1 cars of today.
they are way way way to technical for me to even begin to understand, or even bother to try.... moo


Likewise, but I do enjoy watching the technocrats find ways to stretch the rules to breaking point; it is one of the things that sets F1 apart from other forms of motorsport imo

[SJ]2shedz

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Re: Watching out for 09 F1 cars
« Reply #56 on: February 27, 2009, 03:22:02 pm »
Jensons on the grid

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[SJ]Byron

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Re: Watching out for 09 F1 cars
« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2009, 03:50:25 pm »
Quote from: Dave
the technocrats finding ways to stretch the rules to breaking point is one of the things that sets F1 apart from other forms of motorsport


[Not really a quote - but there's no 'paraphrase' option in the BBC code!]

Hehe...  Perhaps they should do away with the racing altogether and have a theoretical F1 instead!

 :occupied:


[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: Watching out for 09 F1 cars
« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2009, 06:00:32 pm »
Quote from: Dave
the technocrats finding ways to stretch the rules to breaking point is one of the things that sets F1 apart from other forms of motorsport


[Not really a quote - but there's no 'paraphrase' option in the BBC code!]

Hehe...  Perhaps they should do away with the racing altogether and have a theoretical F1 instead!

 :occupied:

I love all the Machiavellian goings on in smoke-filled hotel rooms; is a big part of the show imo... theoretical F1  :hmm: I predict a new simulator, although I would expect the name to be changed to something more catchy... perhaps "F1 Stewards Room 2009" where players are tasked with trying to engineer the results to ensure a final-race decider!  :knockout: :D