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Crikey
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Posted - 08 Feb 2012 :  16:30:14  Show Profile Send Crikey a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
This is Neweys take on why the Mclaren doesnt need the Ski slope in its nose.



"With regard to the McLaren, that is simply because they have had to pursue a lower chassis and nose direction compared to ourselves and many others, so to continue that direction they didn't have to put a step in it whereas those that have been high-nosed have."

Interesting to see the results as many here have said.

http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227/7494023/Newey-won-t-walk-out-on-Red-Bull

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Posted - 08 Feb 2012 :  19:47:56  Show Profile Send Mr.McPhillamy a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Hate the Williams!

My favourites are the Force India and Sauber (I'm alone on the Sauber one!). And the McLaren obviously.

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Posted - 08 Feb 2012 :  20:02:43  Show Profile  Click to see Hypnotize's MSN Messenger address Send Hypnotize a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Originally posted by Muz

I find it amazing how all the teams have their own designers and do their own thing, but due to regulations they all come more or less to the same conclusions (bar Mclaren) with the stepped nose. Does anyone else fin this as amazing as I do? Am I missing something?



Its because due to the regulations, all the teams (bar McLaren) have raised the nose to the maximum possible height allowed under the rules. The tip to the bump is the max height the nose can be compared to the rest of the chassis.

Higher nose means more air under the car to aid with downforce underneath it. McLaren are obviously going with a different strategy to the rest of the teams but they have been doing this for the last few years whereas every other team is following the high nose trend. It hasnt hurt them and McLaren were arguably the second best team right behind RedBull last year.


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Posted - 09 Feb 2012 :  08:16:07  Show Profile Send binkyboy a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I'm with Mr McPhillamy, Force India and Sauber look great but I can understand why people don't them.

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Posted - 09 Feb 2012 :  21:13:54  Show Profile  Click to see Hypnotize's MSN Messenger address Send Hypnotize a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
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Chances they change the regulations becuase the everyone will fail the "No Ugly Cars" rule?



Looks like it could possibly come true!...

"AUTOSPORT understands that some technical directors have already held discussions with the FIA about the look of the stepped noses, although there has not yet been any move to change the chassis regulations for 2013 to ensure there is a smoother transition to the nose."

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97412


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Posted - 10 Feb 2012 :  00:12:15  Show Profile Send Mr.McPhillamy a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Yeah can't see this one getting fixed mid year I'm afraid - if you look closer - it would mean complete redesign and repackaging of all front geometry - unfathomable midseason change.

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Posted - 21 Feb 2012 :  19:41:32  Show Profile  Click to see Hypnotize's MSN Messenger address Send Hypnotize a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
The Mercedes W03:






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Posted - 21 Feb 2012 :  21:21:42  Show Profile Send Crikey a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Looks great, Will be interesting to see how it performs in the test.

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Posted - 21 Feb 2012 :  23:17:34  Show Profile Send HDT05 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Look pretty good, for a Mercedes anyways!

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Posted - 22 Feb 2012 :  00:04:10  Show Profile Send STP01 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Looks great....from the steering wheel back!


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Posted - 07 Mar 2012 :  02:37:29  Show Profile  Click to see Hypnotize's MSN Messenger address Send Hypnotize a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Last but not least..

HRT F112:




And Marussia:



Apparantly Marussia has failed some safety tests (but not all). So still may change yet..


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Posted - 07 Mar 2012 :  11:33:02  Show Profile Send LP11 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Not as good as the real HRT designs
Quite like Marussia though, but designs are no good if they can't meet safety standards.

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Posted - 07 Mar 2012 :  12:15:30  Show Profile Send Sonic a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
don't like that stepped front at all...

but they will be doing it if it makes the cars perform better..

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Posted - 07 Mar 2012 :  21:54:25  Show Profile Send HDT05 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I don't like it at all...

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Is it just me (not that photo, but the on track ones) or does the Marussia look like it will be 9 seconds off the pace? It looks like it's straight out of the early millenium era, where the cars were fat, short and high! Which means it looks good! Hopefully it won't be slow.
ps. it passed it's crash test yesterday.

HRT looks nice - not the prettiest front wing, but the rest is good - and only a small step.

_Mvolvo

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