The Official 2013 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by g®eg, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Didn't read, too orange.
  2. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    :lol3

    You should have read what they were saying about Schuni when he was dominant. Cheater, no character, that sort of thing.

    Lighten up, Rider. Vettel has all the fans he needs. A little counterpoint just keeps us entertained.
  3. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    I did, and I liked him too. Always have.

    CW
  4. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    shame really:

  5. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    We're never going to win the championship this year - Button

    Jenson Button: AKA Captain Obvious.
  6. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Jenson heard you....

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  7. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    I like Button. He deserves a better car than he has this year.
  8. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I agree, I like him too.
    But you have to admit, if anyone knows what it is like to be stuck in a shit car for a season (or seasons) it is JB!

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  9. srad600

    srad600 Been here awhile

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    Some additional "facts" (in quotes because I watched a report about this, no confirmation):
    Apparently even though Merc used current cars/drivers, the test was not for current year tires. The test was for 2014 tires. Since Merc will not be allowed to use a 2013 car in 2014, those tires and a current spec car will never see the track at the same time. This to me says that they gain no advantage by doing the tests. So why all the fuss? :deal
  10. JBSmith

    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    What I heard is that M-B could have been testing other things like aero components during the test that might help this this season.
  11. A. T. T-W

    A. T. T-W Can't be bothered.

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    Probably because the rules governing such tests preclude using a current car and their two nominated race drivers.
  12. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Most of us have seen this before. But what the heck, it's fun. Ricardo Patrese takes his wife for a spin. Dunno what track. Jack the volume up, it's kinda low.


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  13. Turder

    Turder Throttle engineer

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    ^Jerez.
  14. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Thanks. :thumb

    Good guy driver in something called Formula 1200 in Canada stops to help fellow driver in rolled over car.


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  15. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    loads of updates in hindsight from Canada

    new Ferrari nose

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    Alonso with new side baffles

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    and Massa with old

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    completely new upper element

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    cameras moved & bigger brake ducts for Canada

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    turns out the "new" nose was just the old nose with a piece added. gotta love close up shots!

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    Monaco spec for comparison

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  16. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    new low drag rear wing

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    Monaco rear wing for comparison

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    monkey seat changed / moved for Montreal
    aero rig installed to check results

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    larger slits in front of rear tire

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    brand new nose with moved camera positions

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    front wing updates. six small wings to control vortices

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    front wing adjustment done w/ electric screwdriver with the number of turns preprogrammed... cool eh?

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    again Monaco spec for comparison

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  17. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    phew.... loads of updates
    apologies for the photo nuke (more than just a bomb) :D

    exhaust position change, side pods & engine cover change & a shark fin

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    old without fin

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    Mercedes tested a brake duct snorkel in practice

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    but went without it for the race

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  18. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    big deal for all the teams was noses & rear wings
    Force India made two versions, the new one (top) was significantly slimmer

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    this rear wing shows a significant bulge on the main element

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    whereas this one is much flatter.

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  19. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    new, cleaner nose with cameras moved back (upper)

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    bulge added

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    a bit like the FI wing with a bulge. also note the notched trailing edge

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    and for comparison

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  20. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Williams made radical changes to their front wing

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    even a third version was tested

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    similar rear wing to Bahrain spec

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    and a new wing with a notch.

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