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Old 05-05-2013, 12:58 PM   #871
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Thanks for posting that!
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:03 PM   #872
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An old Schumacher Ferrari shows up at my local cars and coffee too.
I love looking at the details too.

Too bad they never start them.
Weren't they running that nasty toluene rocket fuel back then? It's probably not something one could easily fill up with nowadays.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:45 PM   #873
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Weren't they running that nasty toluene rocket fuel back then? It's probably not something one could easily fill up with nowadays.
I'm pretty sure the Schumacher car doesn't have an engine, certainly not the original Ferrari one anyway.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:41 PM   #874
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I'm pretty sure the Schumacher car doesn't have an engine, certainly not the original Ferrari one anyway.
I've heard they're running a TDI in it these days . . .
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:37 AM   #875
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Webber to Retire at end of season?

Based off of a Tabloid but...
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:11 AM   #876
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He's going to run Australian Supercars . . .








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Old 05-06-2013, 07:04 AM   #877
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McLaren the new Williams?

The lack of foresight at McLaren might harm their future as hopes dwindle for 2013 which combined with the team refusing to switch focus to turbo era.

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:35 AM   #878
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Williams just doesn't have the money anymore. Their disastrous relationship with BMW made the team a poster child for Spanky's campaign to reduce F1's dependence on manufacturers. Left without a top tier engine before (arguably during) BMW's tenure, Williams slid in competitiveness and I suspect their budgets began to shrink.

With McLaren losing their Vodaphone sponsorship -- and soon to lose their Mercedes engines -- you can see the similarities. Looking for a principal sponsor while struggling on the track is not a good place to be.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:32 PM   #879
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Good riddans, I hope he mates up with Stoner in Super cars and has to live it all over again
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:30 AM   #881
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anatomy of a pit-stop

I use F1 pit stop videos to teach the concept of quick changeover for manufacturing processes. They are a perfect example of the principles of SMED.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:40 AM   #882
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One stopper for Lotus In Spain?

Thus far, the Medium/Hard compound combination has been very kind to Vettel and Red Bull Racing. This may change this weekend in sunny Spain. Lotus may be the team with the most to gain from the new compound.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013



By Ernie Black






Kimi Raikkonen using his harder compounds at Bahrain. (Abdrew Ferraro / LAT Photo)




May 7th, 2013 (F1plus/E. Black).- Below you will find a chart showing the first four rounds, compounds used and winners. As you can see, the medium/hard compound seems to have historically favoured Vettel and Red Bull so far this season. We also know that Lotus has been very gentle on its tyres this season. The E21 is setup perfectly to take advantage of the tyres most in race trim. Pirelli Director of Motorsports Paul Hembery offered this, Wed expect the medium tyre to still be significantly faster and this is the one that the teams are likely to qualify on, whereas the hard is likely to be the preferred race tyre..
It goes without saying that everyone on the grid will be striving for victory this weekend. Having said that, there seems to be a pecking order which would indicate that Vettel, Raikkonen and Alonso all have a better chance than most at the win. All of which desperately want, if not need, the victory. Vettel wants to extend his 10 point lead over Kimi, Kimi wants to overhaul Vettel and extend his 20 point lead on Alonso, and the Spaniard needs the victory just to stay in touch with the top three.
Alonso currently sits fourth in the standings a massive 30 points behind the leading Vettel. While we are still only in round number five of nineteen on the calendar, it is still a huge gap to close. Many are focusing on Alonso as this is his home race and surely, emotions will be running high. Hamilton who is third in the points is all but discounted as his Mercedes has been less than kind to it's Pirelli boots this season. Although the German team claims it is on top of the issue, we have yet to see the proof.
On the opposite side of this issue sits Lotus. Lotus, especially with Kimi at the wheel, as mentioned, has been very gentle on its rubbers. The new Pirelli compound could play right into the Enstone team's hands. Some of us are expecting Kimi to qualify well on the medium compound tyres but not spectacularly. If Kimi is able to make a clean run and go a bit longer on the mediums, he could get away with a one stop strategy on the hards. It's a bit of a stretch for a 66 lap race, but if anyone can pull it off, it would be Lotus and Kimi.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:41 AM   #883
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Five things to watch out for at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix

Barcelona poses different challenges for the teams but not all eyes will be on the racing, we take a look at the stories which will be grabbing the headlines

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
By Rebecca Creed




Romain Grosjean, Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull, McLaren and Sauber.



May 6th, 2013 (F1plus/Rebecca Creed).- Before racing begins in Spain we take a look at five of the things you should be watching out for. From the dominance of Red Bull and return of Romain Grosjean to some of the interesting updates teams are bringing to the European races these are the five key stories to look out for this weekend:

Dominant Red Bull
In Bahrain Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull appeared to take charge of both the drivers and constructors championship with a dominant win. Vettel became the first driver to secure multiple wins in 2013 and his unchallenged win could signal the beginning of a winning streak similar to 2012. Vettel has extended his lead in the drivers championship by 10 points whilst Red Bull lead Lotus in the constructors by 16 points.

Romain Grosjean
Bahrain signalled a return to form for Romain Grosjean. His impressive drive which saw him secure a third place podium finish, showed he has grown as a driver and got rid of the crashes and near-misses he was blighted with last season. He knows this year could be make or break and his driving in Bahrain has shown he certainly means business in 2013. He seems to be relishing the chance to challenge teammate Kimi Raikkonen and perform in a car capable of winning a championship.

Sauber’s rear wing
Sauber will be testing a new rear wing at the Spanish Grand Prix in an attempt to improve their fortunes. Sauber have only scored five points at the first four races- all at the hands of Nico Hulkenberg. The team has shown none of the pace that last years car had and have seen themselves struggling to challenge fellow midfield team Force India. The team have struggled with the rear stability of the C32 and the team hopes the updates to the car will help correct these issues- the team is aiming to finish with both cars in the points at this race.

McLaren
Bahrain signalled a run of better performances for McLaren. They secured their first double points finish with Sergio Perez sixth and whilst Button finished tenth. The pair had battled closely in the initial laps and Button was not always happy with Perez’s driving. The team will also have some upgrades for Spain although Button has dismissed how crucial they will be but said he hoped it would move them closer to the cars in front.

FIA
Electronic issues with the cockpit warning system should be fixed in Spain following an FIA upgrade. The first four races of the 2013 season have been affected by a telemetry link between race control and the cars not working. This left race control unable to automatically disable DRS. The issue also saw drivers left without warning lights in the cockpit to reaffirm yellow flags. This weekends race in Barcelona should not be affected by the issues.
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Technology Explained: F1 fuel systems



FACT!
At 18,000rpm before the limiter kicks in the fuel injector is fired once every 6.6ms for a duration of 2.7ms at full throttle. The fuel delivered by each injection event is 0.049cc, approximately the same volume of venom in a snakebite. However the fuel used by the engine at full throttle in the same conditions is between 3.5L/min and 4L/min depending on ambient conditions, about half as much as a normal power shower dispenses during your daily shower!




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