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Old 07-12-2012, 06:24 AM   #1006
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I think he will be the one to beat, but am personally hoping Webber gets up.
That is very neat, thankyou - you always post great info/tech stuff

awww thanks

bit of "F1 meets everyday" (if your every day includes millionaires & super models).

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Old 07-12-2012, 07:21 AM   #1007
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so.. step noses may be going away (or not?)

from Germany this just in: (pardon the google translate)
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The Formula 1 teams have taken the criticism of the fans at the ugly nose to the heart. With the regulations for 2013, it should be possible to the designers to eliminate the unsightly stage in the front. However, the measure could also fall flat.

The public outcry before the season was great. Even the teams had to admit that the 2012er generation F1 cars are not particularly pretty to look at. The focus of the discussion focused on the nose, which has teams in most of an ugly step height on the front axle.


The rules were changed before the 2012 season, the nose in the front lower than before (<550 mm) are needed. The chassis height (<625 mm) was lowered in this course but not with. In order to maximally utilize the regulations and get as much air under the car, decided the majority of the designers for the unaesthetic level. Only McLaren Marussia and swam against the tide.
New regulations Nose 2013

After the outcry from the fans, the governing body of the World Federation FIA had announced early in the season, together with the teams to look for a solution. At the last meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG) before the race weekend at Silverstone, we have now agreed on a proposal on how to eliminate the kink in the appearance in 2013.
Starting next season, it is now allowed to iron to smooth the stage. This means that designers must build in the area in front of the chassis a little higher, so the edge disappears. There is one restriction: The parts that are used in this area, may not be structurally relevant. That is, the step may be only be stuffed with filling material or covered with a thin diaphragm.
No effect on crash behavior The FIA ​​had introduced the deep lugs to provide better crash protection. With the rule change should be focussed on mitigating consequences of a frontal impact into the side of an opponent. Moreover, a deeper front, according to FIA diminish the risk that a car can rise to the nose to the rear of a competitor, as was the case with Mark Webber in 2011 in Valencia.
The level of smoothing is now enabled by unstable materials should have no effect on crash safety. The solid structure of the nose must be in the future in the current valid range.
F1 teams to remain at levels-nose?

Whether the intervention works, is dubious. The teams in the TWG although even worked on the proposal, if they apply it is still unclear. "Most probably got used to this level," suggested Sauber designer Matt Morris. "I assume they will stay next season, just there."
The smoothing of the step is not mandatory according to the regulations but only one option. "And with the big regulations change in 2014, looks completely different from this area anyway," added Morris. The fans have to hope that the designers develop purely for aesthetic reasons, for a new season noses.
In our gallery we have once again with the nose of the different teams for comparison.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:10 AM   #1008
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Marussia cheers "remarkable" recovery by de Villota

Injured F1 test driver Maria de Villota has been taken off sedation and is talking to her family, the Marussia team revealed.
The team said that, despite the serious injures she suffered eight days ago in her testing accident at Britain's Duxford airfield, her recovery has been "remarkable."
"Following two successful surgical procedures in the days following the accident, last Saturday the medical team at Addenbrooke's Hospital began to gradually reduce the level of Maria's sedation," Marussia said in a statement. "By Sunday morning, Maria was awake and able to speak to her family, which provided a very important albeit early indication that there were positive signs for Maria's recovery.
"Since that time, Maria has been making small but significant steps.
She was moved out of the Neurological Critical Care Unit on Monday and is no longer receiving sedation. Her family remain by her side and she is communicating freely with them and the medical team. Medical assessments are ongoing to monitor Maria's improving condition."
De Villota was involved in a freak accident while carrying out straightline testing for the team at Duxford on July 3. She lost her right eye in the accident, which occurred when her car suddenly picked up speed when coming into the pit area, and struck the back of a support truck.

This article originally appeared in Autosport.com

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:10 AM   #1009
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"And with the big regulations change in 2014, looks completely different from this area anyway," added Morris.
They're changing the engines. What else are they changing? And what changes would affect the body forward of the cockpit?
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:33 PM   #1010
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If they want to eliminate ugliness mandate the height of the floor line from nose to tail can't vary by more than 20mm across the full length.

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Old 07-12-2012, 10:35 PM   #1011
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It isn't strictly all about F1 and I know that access is limited (but that some of you probably have ways of getting around that), look out for a BBC documentary:

"How to go fast and influence people: The Gordon Murray F1 story."

There's very interesting stuff about his time at Brabham (with some interviews with Bernie), his move to McLaren, his McLaren F1 and current project T25/T27.

It gives a great insight into how designers looked at the regulations and how they then found ways around them. Murray's Brabham "fan car" and his answer to the static minimum ride height test are covered.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:21 AM   #1012
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Thanks. Prolly take years to come here.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:13 AM   #1013
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:08 AM   #1014
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OUTSTANDING video, Greg. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:08 AM   #1015
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Great stuff.

Dammed if that Marco footage doesn't instantly make me tear up
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:54 AM   #1017
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Great stuff.

Dammed if that Marco footage doesn't instantly make me tear up
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Wink Driver perspective

Skip to the 12 minute mark for the car to go on track.



It seems to be a little better view than what I've seen in the past. But visibility from that height is not stellar. The driver can't see the road when making the right at Les Combes.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:43 AM   #1019
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It seems to be a little better view than what I've seen in the past. But visibility from that height is not stellar. The driver can't see the road when making the right at Les Combes.

Very cool
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I wonder if Alonso's pit engineer has been warned to change his act?

In each of the last two races, he's spoken to Alonso over the radio in Italian. That's against Bernie's rules. He wants English, because it's the closest thing the world has to a universal language.

This sort of thing is why I don't like Alonso. Petty cheating.
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