The Official 2012 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

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

  1. shrineclown

    shrineclown BoardButcher

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    Except what actually happened........... "It's only funny until someone gets hurt, then it is hilarious."
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I guess the damn glass broke...
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I guess the damn glass broke...
    both Renault's beat Sutil. Maybe Lux just told him he sucked?
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    wxwax Excited Member

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    Snigger.
  5. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    new McLaren...

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  6. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Wonder how busy the front wing is? Are those wings on the side pod inlets? Diffuser??
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I am waiting for Scarbs F1 to do his breakdown on the car. I am interested in the way McLaren handled the exhaust this year. I think that's a challenge for designers for 2012.
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    i am anxious to see how Adrian Newey deals with the exhaust.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    :thumb !!
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    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Is the intake horn smaller than before now, or is it just me?
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    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    I never realized Lewis was so short - he's gotta be under 4' tall :rofl

    No wonder I only ever see the top of 'is 'elmet sticking out o the cockpit.


    The car nose doesn't look as droopy or lumpy as the other previously shown one (Caterham).
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    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    I think it has a bit of a gonzo thing going on.
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    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    Same, they've just added more surfaces around it.
    McLaren has always been guilty of being the most aero nitpicky of the teams, tiny barbels of carbon pop up all over the car by the time the designers are done faster than the genital warts on the Ukrainian hookers at a Max Mosley garden party.

    I always get a giggle when a few of those pieces of bodywork get ripped off during a race......and the driver starts putting in faster laps than before.
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    It looks like there's more mass under the nose, behind the front wing extending to where the suspension A-arms come into the body. The darker paint than the silver above. Was that always there?
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    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    There are more and larger pictures of the Mc at f1.com - I was suprised to see how much of the bottom plank is exposed.
  16. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    new force India

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    and new Ferrari

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    both with pronounced steps in the nose.

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    more pics of the Ferrari here: LINK
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  18. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    :lol3

    true dat!
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    dugmar Pinball Wizard

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    2012 wheel...


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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    where's the "Hamilton deflector button"? or is this Alonso's wheel, and doesn't need it? :D