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Old 01-29-2013, 03:20 PM   #91
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anyone knows about the "flexi nose" on the RB?.... will they use it this season?... it is banned?
I can almost guarantee that they will yet again be one step ahead of the testers. It's a complicated thing to test and RB seems to be streets ahead of anyone else in fabricating carbon fiber that moves how and when they want it to.

Someone wrote an article (using NASCAR as an example) of the difference between pushing the envelope and cheating. Pushing the envelope is exploiting gray areas or unregulated areas. Cheating is breaking clearly written rules and hoping to get away with it. Red Bull is cheating. And they're forcing everyone else to cheat as well, since that's the only way to keep up with them.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:28 AM   #92
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I thought the stickers covering up the button functions on the new Lotus steering wheel were pretty great. Especially the "Jenson" Button

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:15 AM   #93
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Red Bull is cheating.
Then it should be easy enough for racing's most sophisticated regulators to catch them.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:18 AM   #94
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:31 AM   #95
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I just don't get the feeling that Mercedes is a well-run operation. Somewhere in that org chart you need to fit Lauda, who has also been invited to poke his nose into things.

Lewis may emerge from his contract a wealthy but sorrowful man.
speaking of Mercedes...

this is quite interesting

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:40 PM   #96
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Then it should be easy enough for racing's most sophisticated regulators to catch them.
It if were, they would have.

It's not and they haven't.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:47 PM   #97
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It if were, they would have.

It's not and they haven't.
it reminds me of that Gordon Murray documentary (How to Go Fast and Influence People. The Gordon Murray Story.) talking about the "fan" at the back of one of his designs to create downforce but explained off as being there for cooling... and the ride height of cars changing when driven at speed vs static testing in paddock. "if you can't catch them.. then it must be OK" attitude.
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speaking of Mercedes...

this is quite interesting

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Thank you, that's very interesting.
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Someone wrote an article (using NASCAR as an example) of the difference between pushing the envelope and cheating. Pushing the envelope is exploiting gray areas or unregulated areas. Cheating is breaking clearly written rules and hoping to get away with it. Red Bull is cheating. And they're forcing everyone else to cheat as well, since that's the only way to keep up with them.

Is there anything in the current reg's that allow the FIA to "seize" a car from park firme and drag it to a wind tunnel?

Let's make it Ferrari's wind tunnel, just to really get the hounds barking. And amazingly it would be on the one day a week it apparently is operating flawlessly.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:22 PM   #101
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Mercedes is HQ'd in Brackley. One hopes Lauda feels differently about working with Englishmen now, than he did when Jag fired him.



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"But what you've got to know is that in England things work differently. Britons do have their unique way of solving problems. They saw away at the legs of a chair - nobody talks about anything because they of course all stick together until they get what they want.

"I was always aware that that's how it works and now it's happened. I am neither an engineer nor an Englishman and that's why it's easy for me to accept being replaced. I've now got to consider whether to accept their offer of continuing to work for Ford."
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:49 AM   #103
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If good looking racecars are fast ones, here's the new champ




the consensus last year (as I recall) was it was the best looking too....
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i'ts going to be very interesting how Perez will manage Buton's pressure.. now that Buton doesnt have the Lewis pressure.
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