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    #71
    old school side pods. mukhang yan ang trend sa f1 cars ngayong season. magkakaalaman kung saang field sila sa unang karera. di hamak na mas pogi ito kaysa caterham.

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    #72
    Quote Originally Posted by erj22 View Post
    old school side pods. mukhang yan ang trend sa f1 cars ngayong season. magkakaalaman kung saang field sila sa unang karera. di hamak na mas pogi ito kaysa caterham.
    Baka dahil sa color scheme lang. Looks a bit the same for me. Or maybe I don't have that trained eye.

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    #73


    Last year's Mclaren had a more unique side pod...

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    The sidepods really aren't that old school. They're just as intriguing as last year's, for the opposite reason. Traditional sidepods hug closer to the sides of the car, and are usually squarish (with rounded corners) to present the least area to the wind.

    If I'm reading this design right, those sidepods are lifted off the ground for some aero effect:



    See how the intakes for the radiators are high off the ground, leaving space underneath? And see how they have winglets to keep the air flowing through that area, to keep the flow attached to the body? From the shape of the sidepod under the intake, that flow is expected to either isolate the rear wheels from incoming air, removing turbulence, or to cling to the surface and eventually hit the rear diffuser, giving the car much more downforce without resorting to a blown diffuser, which is now banned.

    Actually... come to think of it, that is the most likely answer to why the sidepods are shaped like that. And it looks fantastic.

    Funny... it's similar to the system the Caterham car seems to be using, though McLaren's version is neater looking and seems better sorted out. But whether this will be the same system all the teams will be using in response to the new rules remains to be seen. But considering how important the rear diffuser is, and how the blown-diffuser and double-diffuser solutions are now banned, this may be the next logical step.

    I can't wait to see what Newey does with the new Red Bull car.

    Quote Originally Posted by CVT View Post

    Agree bro.

    The only remaining question is, "Where is it in the field?".....

    14.8K:fone:
    Out in front, by two laps.
    Last edited by niky; February 2nd, 2012 at 06:31 PM.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    #75
    The raised intake already existed 3 years ago...

    Last edited by Monseratto; February 2nd, 2012 at 07:30 PM.

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    Yeah, but McLaren's sidepod was radically different last year, lower and U-shaped. The aerodynamics (without the blown diffuser) now look much better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Monseratto View Post
    Interesting to look back and see how simple the Brawn GP car's aerodynamics package was. With that freak innovation of the double-diffuser, even with an aero-package that isn't all that complicated compared to the traditional front-runners, they were able to win a championship... in what was supposed to be Vettel's first championship year.
    Last edited by niky; February 2nd, 2012 at 11:26 PM.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    #77
    Quote Originally Posted by Ry_Tower View Post

    Yeechh!!!









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    #78
    Rules state that the nose can only be a certain height in front, and can only come down to a set height behind the front wheel. Either you use a stepped nose, or use a very narrow slanted nose like McLaren. It is possible McLaren and Red Bull will be among the few teams that have a ***y nose this year. Everyone else likes having the nose as high as possible.

    Forget the stepped noses... though Force India's is the best non-McLaren so far... the most important part of the car is at the rear.

    Force India has a clean undercut sidepod like McLaren, but their exhaust blows into an auxiliary winglet under the main wing. Ferrari are blowing the exhaust onto the brake ducts. It's likely that their brake ducts will either direct air towards the rear diffuser or act as an extension of the rear diffuser.

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    Running order confirmed for first test
    Friday 03rd February 2012, 22:33 by Adam Poole


    The teams have released details of which drivers will run on which days of the up-coming pre-season test at Jerez.
    The test is due to take place from Tuesday until Friday and will be the first glimpse of F1 action since the 2011 season finished in late November.

    The full running order is as follows:

    Running order confirmed for first test

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    Luma pa rin kotse ng Mercedes GP...

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