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Old 05-29-2012, 03:39 PM   #751
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Along similar lines


Yes, I've seen a few of those on youtube. Usually they time it so the F1 car pips them at the line. Your video nicely shows the difference in braking zones for the three cars. The saloon was braking forever, the F1 car scarcely any time at all.

I know we've all seen this one before. But it came up in a Reddit discussion yesterday. It shows that for an F1 car to operate at all, it has to be above certain minimum thresholds of speed, especially in corners. If you're going too slow, the aero doesn't grab and neither do the brakes or tires.

The guy doing the driving has a bit of experience. The fact that he's embarrassed -- frightened, actually -- by the car says a lot. There go my fantasies! (Sorry about the :30-second ad.)


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Old 05-29-2012, 03:41 PM   #752
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What happened the the 4 cylinder plans? Last thing I want is for F1 to sound as exciting as IRL with turbo V6's. They sound like muffled farts.
I think Ferrari threatened to quit if F1 adopted a 4 cylinder engine. They said it would hurt their brand, as it would have absolutely no relevance to the cars they sell.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:54 PM   #753
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Last thing I want is for F1 to sound as exciting as IRL with turbo V6's. They sound like muffled farts.
This sounds like "muffled farts?"



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Old 05-29-2012, 04:12 PM   #754
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This sounds like "muffled farts?"
To be fair, Clem has really, really bad gas. He sets a high bar on muffled farts.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:35 PM   #755
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What are the bumps ahead of the slots on the Ferrari and the Red Bull?

I'm wondering if it is there to create better laminar characteristics when the airflow gets to the slots. The bump draws down air pressure behind it. Airflow therefore tends to hug the surface with more "conviction." When you introduce a scoop such as the slot, the bump ensures that the airflow is eager to go down the scoop, and not around it.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #756
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This sounds like "muffled farts?"



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that was easily ever bit as boring as Monaco...notwithstanding the last lap crash
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:54 PM   #757
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that was easily ever bit as boring as Monaco...notwithstanding the last lap crash
Ummm... wow.

This year's Indy 500 was a fantastic race. One of the very best I've ever seen.
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Ummm... wow.

This year's Indy 500 was a fantastic race. One of the very best I've ever seen.
I watched exactly as much of it as that clip contained. I am sure it has its moments, but watching cars go in circles isn't my idea of an exciting sport. Horses for courses I guess.

PS did they constantly mention that Dario was DiResta's cousin? probably not....
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Ah, OK. Coming here from Europe, I was skeptical about oval racing. No longer. I think it's great. And the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is just a fantastic track and venue. Tastes differ, I know.
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To be fair, Clem has really, really bad gas. He sets a high bar on muffled farts.
You should meet my vegan best friend.
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You should meet my vegan best friend.
I used to live with a couple of veggies. Fart-monsters, they were.
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Sauber.....

in half

very cool

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What are the bumps ahead of the slots on the Ferrari and the Red Bull?
tire temperature sensor housing....
ingenious & a lovely bit of carbon as well.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #764
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:56 PM   #765
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Sauber.....

in half

very cool
That was very cool, I'd love to see one of those for Redbull...think they'd volunteer?
Love that bit about the car getting to low...ha
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