Those sidepods are indeed very...perky. I hadn't noticed them before. The side profile of the nose is really interesting too. I still like the F150 more though!
One thing I noticed throughout the years...F1 cars always go back and forth between round and triangular air intakes (the one above the driver's head). Just look at the F150 and the F2012; or to cite one of a million other examples, the Mclaren MP4/16 and MP4/17. It's like in odd numbered years, they're round...even numbered, they're triangles
Originally Posted by Dario Franchitti
It's very simple homosexuals use the word *** all the time. While both terms are considered derogatory ****** means a bundle on sticks and could easily be used to claim someone being worthless as such. Which just so happens to be the context in which the original poster used the term. So if nick wants to become a mind reader and claim he knows what context the op was using then fine by me. But don't use the most offensive word in the english language as if its truly analogous to the other. N*igger meaning stupid was used to define an entire race. Gets your facts straight and know what the hell your talking about.
edit. I will no longer address this topic and will try to keep on topic. Some things just will not be allowed to slide however.
Back on topic. Those ferrari side pods look better designed to scoop the air with a more forward facing tangent. I wonder if they have extra pipping in the body work to direct some of the airflow elsewhere.
The real question though is what they heck is going on with that slit in the bodywork on the hump nose of the Red Bull. It would appear as if they are creating extra down force by routing air into the cabin itself thoughts.
Last edited by enigmatic enthusiast; 02-20-2012 at 01:52 PM.
I'm looking forward to seeing Kimi back in F1! I'm a Kubica fan, but I don't know if he'll be back. Against my desire, Kubica got me rooting for Renault when Sauber/BMW disappeard a few years back. Nice color scheme on those Renault cars last year.
While Vettel had an awesome year last year, and I always love to see Ferrari get beaten, I'm hoping it won't be another year so dominated by one driver and team. I'm also hoping Mercedes R&D pays off as I'd like to see Shumacher (being an old guy myself) back in the top again, even if its only for a few races. Is Rosberg still driving for Mercedes? I thought he had some talent as well.
Finally, I'd like to see some of those backmarker cars join the ranks of the rest. Last year having those 6 cars so much slower than the rest of the grid seemed to be adding an element of risk that was not needed. I wished they'd have given them a little break on testing and practice at least to get them as fast as the slowest of the rest.
During Prost's era, the driver's that were clearly better than him in the rain were Alesi and obviously Senna. That's not to say, Prost couldn't hold his own.
however, reports from maranello are not good either:
rest of article:Originally Posted by Pat Fry says Ferrari not happy with where it is at the moment with new F1 car
welcome to the layer cake
Schumacher won a wet race at Spa without the benefit of active suspensions or semi automatic equipment in '92.
But moving right along. This below is the real question regarding early developments in the pre-season. What exactly is Newey up to with this open slit channeling air through the cockpit?
edit. Good catch on the suspension arms nick. I'm waiting on a write up by Scarbsf1's blog; whom I believe is writing those articles for autosports
Last edited by enigmatic enthusiast; 02-20-2012 at 07:19 PM.
per adrian newey:
Originally Posted by Racecar-Engineering.com
welcome to the layer cake
Looks to be quite uncomfortable if the rain really starts coming down.
I would also like to understand Ferrari's philosophy with the front nose. Where other teams appear to be channeling air with their respective hump noses, Ferrari simply seems to be redirecting it. I really cannot fathom the advantage of Ferrari's front nose in respect to the other teams.
If Webber could get his arse out of the starting gates properly he could be much more of a threat. Plus his inferiority complex doesn't help him either; I would put him ahead of Massa however. Not really sure why Ferrari is keeping him around. YOu would think they would find themselves some young up and coming Italian to satisfy the tifosi.
I also to don't see what the big fuss about nico either. He has done nothing to impress me.
Hamilton, Alonso, Vettel, Button, Webber
Nico and Michael's new steed for the year...
Nothing particularly stand out for the car, though it is one of the last big team with unveil the 2012 car...
apparently mclaren is looking fast this year, and im getting more and more pumped for this season.
http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227...ok-competitiveOriginally Posted by seb vettel
http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227...Barcelona-formOriginally Posted by Hamilton
I find it really awkward also that he took the seat at Williams considering the history there.