The Official 2012 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by shrineclown, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. bobobob

    bobobob IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

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  2. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I read that most cars are expected to have the stepped nose. Which makes McLaren's decision to keep a more traditional look interesting. Can't wait for these new cars to hit the track.

    Very curious to see how Newey interprets the new regulation about the height of the front chassis. Given the rule's dramatic impact on design, I'm surprised that I missed the off-season chatter about it. Was there much?
  3. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    I didn't see too much outside of the hardcore techie mentions like scarbsF1. Usually in F1 there are ways at adapting to rules changes and then there are way to adapting to rules changes. When looking at the Ferrari and Force India interpretations, I'm not expecting much from the season. The fact the Ferrari is still hanging on to Massa tells me they've written off this season too.

    Wasn't it Colin Chapman that said, "if it looks right, it probably is right"? I'm thinking the Ferrari and Force India machines ain't right.
  4. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Yeah, I think they say that about airplanes too.

    Some of the articles I read basically predicted that other teams would also have the front bump. A popular solution, if true. Wonder if Newey took that route?
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    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    Massa? Writing off the season?

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  6. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Jeeezus those cars are fugly:puke1
  7. anotherguy

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    I guess dead drivers looked "right" to Chapman.
  8. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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  9. wxwax

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  10. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    I prefer the Trident.. :freaky
  11. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I read that the current tally is Bent Nose 4 - 1 Straight Nose.
  12. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    I'm willing to bet Adrian Newey would not built a front end like that, and that his will look more fortunate like the Mclaren.
  13. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    or not....
  14. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    new Sauber

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    seems McLaren is either really right... or really wrong (or it really won't matter much).
  15. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Torro Rosso

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  16. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    :dunno The Woking crew seems to be making a habit of starting each season on the back foot, with respect to aero developments.
  17. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    one more

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  18. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    ok one more

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  19. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    At least the Red Bull paint job hides its ugly duck bill nose
  20. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    well it is interesting the Torro Rosso nose is a lot different than the Red Bull.
    the red Bull launch though just has renderings & a weird video for now.