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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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And it's pretty too  Cool


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/16831074

Ferrari delay launch cos they was snowed in like!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula-one/16853552
Posted February 02, 2012, 20:02:09 PM Logged
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The car looks sexy and the boys seem happy with its design, hoping its going to be as good on the track… role on testing.

The car I want to see now is the Red Bull. Expecting Newey to have dreamed up something amazing, as always.   
Posted February 02, 2012, 20:35:07 PM Logged

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Will also be interesting see how many cars end up as ugly as the Lotus with the new regulations, what did I hear it called the "Platypus" nose.........pass the sick bag vicar!!
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Here is another good vid explaining the new McLaren angle on the 2012 season rules.

Gary Anderson deconstructs the new McLaren MP4-27
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/16864721

Have McLaren made a boob with the new front end?
Posted February 03, 2012, 18:50:42 PM Logged

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Some nice pictures of the new McLaren MP4-27

http://www.planetf1.com/photo-gallery/7471620/McLaren-MP4-27#photo=0
Posted February 05, 2012, 15:09:44 PM Logged

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Thanks Data. Good car and drivers. I just found another interesting gallery (I hope so):

http://www.pbase.com/cmanaginged/formula_una

Posted February 05, 2012, 15:41:49 PM Logged

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Thank you too GT, nice pics, it’s a good point and a vital part of F1 Grin

And congratulations on 100 posts.
Posted February 05, 2012, 15:47:03 PM Logged

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Wow 100 posts! I didn't notice. Thank again Data!!  Smiley

Posted February 05, 2012, 15:56:29 PM Logged

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Some nice pics of the Mclaren there Data, I'm interested by the sculpted part under the nose, if you look closely its very clearly shaped to direct air from under the nose downwards towards the sidepods.

A very interesting feature and I'd like to know how it waorks in practice and what effect it actually has.

I found this link that tries to explain it away:

http://scarbsf1.wordpress.com/

What do you think?
Posted February 06, 2012, 19:46:37 PM
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Nice gallery GT, one of the most important parts of F1  Tongue
Posted February 06, 2012, 19:47:52 PM
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Wow, thanks DD, very interesting, long and in-depth article there, still trying to take it all in.

First impressions, looks like McLaren might actually have an advantage with it’s “family history of low noses” and somehow getting round the rules but still complying, if that makes sence, a clever bunch of guys, but are they as clever as Mr Newey.

Still digesting but,,,

If nothing else the McLaren is by far the nicest looking car shades, they should get points for that.   
Posted February 06, 2012, 21:37:31 PM Logged

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I kinda found that website by accident, but glad I did the article is well crafted and thought out, and the diagrams are a really good touch.

Will be interesting to see if the Mclaren exhausts are moved from their current posistion, and it was interesting to note that Mclaren covered up their diffuser while the car was on show, have they got something up their sleeves there as well?Huh?
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Good find and very interesting article.

Can't say I read it all and it goes into the Caterham later on but very interesting. Loads on KERS too.
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Just found this on Youtube:

Posted February 18, 2012, 15:34:01 PM Logged

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Hopefully Massa's Ferarri has bigger mirrors too.  Grin
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