i thought 2011 regulations banned front wings from flexing like last year.Red Bull + Adrian Newey = Flexy Wings
That's pretty interesting. Hadn't seen a shot of the full front of the car.Yeah its just a cover for the instrumentation used to measure the front wing loading. It wont be there come race time. Red Bull took a less clean but equally effective approach.
Here's a shot of the rear. An interesting rear wing McLaren is developing.That's pretty interesting. Hadn't seen a shot of the full front of the car.
oh man, if those stay, i see a lot of punctured tires on their competitors cars. if i car nudges those, its off and on the track.Here's a shot of the rear. An interesting rear wing McLaren is developing.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/8343633/F1-to-lose-100m-from-Bahrain-Grand-Prix-cancellation.htmlSome of the biggest losers will be F1's 12 teams since it is believed there are penalty clauses in their contracts with sponsors that would be triggered by missing a race.
Data from F1's trade guide, Formula Money, show that the teams are expected to lose an estimated $40m from missing Bahrain, with Ferrari set for the biggest fall at $11m. The Italian team receives more income from sponsorship than any of its rivals and so it stands to lose more from the race being scrapped.
they said they are going to runs their KERS system in Malaysia. if thats the case then all the other teams are screwed...unless their system does prove unreliable.Vettel domination without KERS is pretty scary.
qually lap. Tell me that wing isnt moving.
during the race, they did say some teams decided not to use KERS this year because they wanted to invest their limited budget in aero work since the system really doesnt give you a huge advantage like you said....it does make sense.The FIA needs to do more incentivizing with KERS, 6.6 seconds a lap is hardly worth it. An extra 80 bhp for 6.6 seconds has been calculated to roughly .2 s/lap.
I like the fact that Red Bull have bypassed the FIA rules with their design don't get me wrong. I just wish other teams would do something about it. whether it be develop or fight it together.
http://www.planet-f1.com/news/18227/6841380/Hamilton-questions-RBR-front-wingHamilton questions RBR front wing
Tuesday 29th March 2011
Lewis Hamilton insists Red Bull's controversial front wing flexes more than the rules allow.
The Milton Keynes team's wing caused a major storm at last year's German Grand Prix and the FIA was forced introduced heavier flex tests. Red Bull's cars passed the deflection tests and they've had no problems since then.
However, Hamilton has brought the issue back into the spotlight after Sebastian Vettel put in a dominant display at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
"Did you see Vettel's front wing?" he is quoted by Bild "It bends down to the ground and gives him about half a second. Either we [FIA] close this loophole or we [McLaren] copy it."
According to German paper, McLaren are considering lodging a protest with motor sport's governing body over the issue.
Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko hit back at accusations that their front wing is illegal, saying the whole saga is becoming "boring".
"They try it again and again.. And we pass each test."
Yeah. I guess as a MAcca fan thats a good thing. Losing Pat Fry and Newey would be a shame.
Looks like Hammy stepped to the plate first this year with a flexi wing outlash.
and when that happens, itll be bannedI'd much rather see teams copy it than ban it.
i believe he was also drove a car with T/C which cars arent allowed to have anymore. plus the drivers actually have to use their steering wheels constantly and drive the cars to their limitJust watched the top gear episode where Hammond drives the F1 car. Just wow... Cant even imagine what it must be like to drive one of these things.
http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/f1-red-bull-wing-flex-not-illegal-whitingF1: Red Bull Wing Flex Not Illegal - Whiting
The FIA's Charlie Whiting has cleared up questions about the legality of the flexible front wing on the Red Bull cars...
Kinda for newbies like me, but still cool.F1 steering wheels
here's Ferrari's F10 (last year's car) steering wheelKinda for newbies like me, but still cool.
F1 steering wheels explained
Ferrari put the most testing miles in during the winter and were on top with their times too.Ferrari should have worked harder in the off season. Red Bull again no KERS? Was there but not working? So they had the extra weight but not the HP advantage.
i think everyone was behind RBR in terms of speed. look how they dominated nearly every qualifying and basically the whole year. this year was the year for everyone to catch up, not just Ferrari. i bet Ferrari is kicking themselves for not offering Andrian Newey enough moneyI realize Ferrari logged the most miles, but they were behind the tech curve last year to Red Bull and don't seem to have made up much ground there.
McLaren is probably kicking themselves for letting him go. itll take deep pockets to sway Newey to another team after his new current one expires and theres only a few teams that have those deep pockets....RBR, Ferrari, McLaren, MBGP(?)I know it's not "proper" but I would love to see Newey's contract. Safe to say it would take alot more to get him after this year. You'd think anybody could build a flexy wing!
Anybody can.I know it's not "proper" but I would love to see Newey's contract. Safe to say it would take alot more to get him after this year. You'd think anybody could build a flexy wing!
Think I read that he blamed it partially on collecting some of the marbles that were off-line (and everywhere). Seemed like he kept his foot to the floor while he was way off the track, which I can't imagine he'd do if he felt that the steering had broken.just saw the debrief on speed. I think Petrov had steering issues prior to the launch. That was a wierd exit from the track he did.
http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/f1-austin-track-gets-a-name/The Austin, Texas, track that will play host to the 2012 Formula One United States Grand Prix finally has a formal name.
Austin track officials announced at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon that the 3.4-mile, 20-turn circuit will officially be known as Circuit of the Americas.
A date for the 2012 event was not announced.
If the check to Bernie clears, it'll run.hopefully it still happens...