The Official 2012 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

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

  1. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Which part? Some is sarcasm, some opinion...
  2. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    clean up or he'll get benched....

  3. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Lotus to stop development on the "device" for now & work on their version of the coanda exhaust.

    gallery link HERE showing the different approaches to exhaust
    I know.. i could have posted the huge pictures & made it all easy.... :lol3
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    two main sponsors pull out of Korean GP

    news story LINK
  5. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    Another fine weekend of F1 :evil Go Seb :clap
  6. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    shake it Kimi

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  7. papaduc

    papaduc Been here awhile

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    CRAP!!!
    Now I'm going to be singing that all day...
  8. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    new Lotus exhaust

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Different mirrors & fins for Ferrari, may be they are to try the Sauber style flap over the sidepod?

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    Caterham have the option of two wings with very different flap and endplate treatments

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    Mercedes have the option of the same wing with or without the cascade winglets

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    McLaren on its Set up wheels, look under the chassis and you can make out the hatch where the KERS units sit

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Mercedes with gills on one side, but not the other side....

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Caterham Korea GP briefing.. pretty good

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  13. Ace100

    Ace100 Monkeywrencher

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    I'm currently in a hotel in Hanoi. During my trip through Vietnam, I've been able to find Star Sports so I was able to see F1 coverage while here. However, my hotel in Hanoi does not have Star Sports but has the most international collection of channels I've ever seen anywhere.

    I have ABC (OZ), TV5 and France 24, TVE (Spain), YTN and KDS (Korea), Trace Sport, True Sports 1 & 4, VTV 1 thru 4 plus 9, Hanoi TV1.

    How the hell am I going to see qualifying and the race this weekend? Every time I try to find a bar with the race when I'm traveling, it ends up being a stressful misadventure.

    Help?
  14. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Red Bulls DDRS note the large plate on the end of the flap opening the duct. where the duct exits is still not proven

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    A lovely clear shot shows how the hydraulic RAM opens DRS, the spring helps it to return to a closed position

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    McLarens DRS hydraulic pod is about the largest and most streamlined on the grid.

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    Ferrari, the black area and holes are where the wing can be adjusted for less downfroce, not DDRS

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    FIF1 have two wing options (neither new) the smaller cascade wing is made in a SLS rapid prototype material

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    Red bull continue to use Helmholtz chambers attached the exhaust (above the radiator) to improve engine drivabiity

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    Mercedes again tried their Drag Reduction Device (DRD) similar to the lotus system

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    Williams are also testing their coanda exhaust, which has been tested since mid season but is yet to race

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    Williams also painted 'flow viz' on the floor to test with their conventional exhaust

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Lotus appear in Korea with a 'coanda' exhaust\sidepod

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    Lotus coanda exhausts, Aero testing with sensors to map the exhaust flow

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    I wish this picture was bigger....

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  17. g®eg

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    translated from the Polish site Motorsport GP


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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Red Bull seems to be dialed in so far...

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    LINK

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    in other news....