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abhibeckert
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Posted - 02 Feb 2020 :  07:39:03  Show Profile  Visit abhibeckert's Homepage Send abhibeckert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Interesting bit of info from the 12 hour... they have aircon but avoid turning it on. Makes the cars half a second slower per lap.

Supercars would need a much more powerful a/c system, so the hit would be even worse.

I donít think thereís any reason to run aircon - dry ice works fine.

Edited by - abhibeckert on 02 Feb 2020 07:40:23

Legendary Gerry
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They don't all have A/C.
The teams must have a working cooling system for the drivers.
The old cool suits are acceptable.
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AlbertM
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Posted - 02 Feb 2020 :  11:58:43  Show Profile  Visit AlbertM's Homepage Send AlbertM a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
There are no pros to running AC in Supercars. No insulation in the cab, drivers are in full race gear anyway. The weight of the unit and the power requirements.

Ford fans be proud. History of Australian motor racing shows Ford has been and will always be superior. They have to slow them down when they get serious about racing. The Phase 4 scared the **** out of people, they banned it. Sierra gets called on a technicality, Falcon EF "...had its wings clipped to make Holden part of the show", AU not allowed to show it's potential, Falcon BF gets clipped. Mustang Is so good Supercars made up a rule and gets a bag of cement in the roof, and it still wins.
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troy01505
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quote:
Originally posted by AlbertM

There are no pros to running AC in Supercars. No insulation in the cab, drivers are in full race gear anyway. The weight of the unit and the power requirements.



Exactly, waste of horse power.

Scotty Mc doesnít even use a cool suit most races so perhaps the other drivers need to just dedicate a bit more time to fitness or harden up.

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oldtimer
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Already being discussed here.
http://www.v8central.com/snitz3403/topic.asp?whichpage=74&TOPIC_ID=41920#907938

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abhibeckert
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quote:
Originally posted by oldtimer

Already being discussed here.
http://www.v8central.com/snitz3403/topic.asp?whichpage=74&TOPIC_ID=41920#907938


I know but surely itís off topic in that thread?

Whincup clarified further later on in the race and said they only run aircon under safety car.
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Baby Oil
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Posted - 03 Feb 2020 :  16:46:50  Show Profile Send Baby Oil a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I think Paul Morris tried running an aircon system.

vasoline you know what I mean
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skaifeman
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quote:
Originally posted by abhibeckert

quote:
Originally posted by oldtimer

Already being discussed here.
http://www.v8central.com/snitz3403/topic.asp?whichpage=74&TOPIC_ID=41920#907938


I know but surely itís off topic in that thread?

Whincup clarified further later on in the race and said they only run aircon under safety car.


Are the GT3 aircon systems similar to our roads cars? Fan at the front with a condenser?
An easy way to feed more (cool) air into the car whilst under yellows.

...reminds me of someone grabbing some 'cool' air under the SC.


"Fordís Bathurst winning bonus didnít even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977
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