The Official 2012 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

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

  1. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I used to live with a couple of veggies. Fart-monsters, they were.
  2. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Sauber.....

    in half

    very cool

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  3. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    tire temperature sensor housing....
    ingenious & a lovely bit of carbon as well. :thumb
  4. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Thanks. :thumb
  5. srad600

    srad600 Been here awhile

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    That was very cool, I'd love to see one of those for Redbull...think they'd volunteer? :evil
    Love that bit about the car getting to low...ha
  6. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Bernie doubtful over NY city GP

    LINK

    they must be late w/ their payment to Bernie's personal account...
  7. wxwax

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    Other than his rotating stock of child brides, the thing keeping Bernie alive is his love for being in the newspapers.
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    Neat, thank you. I'm glad they discussed now close the driver's ass is to the road, it's the first thing I noticed. Logical, but it had never occurred to me. Hitting bumps and going off road must wreck their backs. I was surprised that the steering column is made of carbon fiber. I hadn't thought of carbon fiber as having great torsional strength.
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    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    :thumb

    That led me to this series which is fascinating. Particularly the rapid prototyping (iirc video 2). Science fiction stuff :huh

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    Nice surprise about 2/3rds of the way into video 3 :evil
  10. bobobob

    bobobob IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

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    The malignant midget is worth $5 billion.
    How much more does he need?
    The next mugger wil will probably finish him off anyway.
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    Flys Lo cool hand fluke

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    I don't keep close tabs on each team, and I don't think anyone does it anymore but driveshafts have been made out of carbon before... its very adaptable
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    How they can tailor it to the specific forces all depends on the way it is woven and layered. As for driveshafts, titanium is most widely, if not exclusively used, but then the driver isn't putting out several hundred foot pounds of torque into the steering column.
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    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Seems Anonymous has hacked the Canadian GP ticket site and released personal information on ticket buyers as a wierd way of supporting the student protesters. Not sure if anyone would really care that Claude Smith bought 2 grandstand tickets or how that information would put pressure on the Canadian gov't. :dunno
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/05/30/montreal-f1-info-hacked.html?cmp=rss

    those fuckers ruin my trip to Montreal & you'll see me on the news


    :kboom<- me
  15. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Dude, this is just childish on Anonymous' part. Completely un-related to the actual protest. You would think they would WANT folks there to see first hand their "point".

    Freaks.

    The protest has made me change my motorcycle trip plans, not going into Canada. Not 'cause I am afraid, but I don't know the area and don't want to wind up in the middle of something unpleasant due to my ignorance.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    fascinating article on F1 fuel tanks....
    the tech is so very cool...

    SCARBS F1
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I hear ya....
    shame you're not going. The area around Montreal isn't much from a bike riding point of view, but towards Quebec City & out on Gaspe it gets pretty nice.
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    Every time I start to write a post on Quebec, it gets too political. So I guess mum's the word! :lol3
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    Thanks. The change in fire safety has happened in my lifetime, and it's been miraculous. I'm continually amazed when hard wrecks produce little or no fire.

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    nothing more frightening than fire :thumb