- F1 2014 – The Gonzo comparison is true…..
Trimix – Member
Oh yes, I remember those wings way up in the air. They were odd. But so were the skirts and the 6 wheeled car (Tyrell?)Posted 4 years ago
Tyrrell P34 was the only one which raced
Obvious advantage of smaller frontal area but lack of tyre development for the little ones killed it off.
A few others tried prototypes, like this Williams:
Most of the really interesting stuff gets banned pretty quick, like the twin-chassis Lotus, which never raced. The Brabham BT46B was so left-field that it never even crossed their minds to ban something like that until after they had seen one (it won on it’s first and only outing)andrewhMember
Most of the really interesting stuff gets banned pretty quick, like the twin-chassis Lotus, which never raced. The Brabham BT46B was so left-field that it never even crossed their minds to ban something like that until after they had seen one (it won on it’s first and only outing)
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Trimix – Member
Was that the one with the giant fan at the back ?
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legend – Member
No, the was the Brabham BT46B fan car:Posted 4 years ago
Don’t worry Legend, no-one will notice…shermer75Member
I know a couple of people at Caterham, and they’re feeling pretty good about the season to come, fwiw.
I really hope so! Speaking both as a Kamui Kobayashi fan and just for Formula 1 as a whole- its a bit of a downer seeing the last two teams only competing with themselves..Posted 4 years agoretro83Member
shermer75 – Member
I really hope so! Speaking both as a Kamui Kobayashi fan and just for Formula 1 as a whole- its a bit of a downer seeing the last two teams only competing with themselves..
And rarely getting a point to show for their efforts. This is why I think there should be points all the way down to last place. Currently 11th would be a decent result for them but they get nothing to show for it in terms of points.
Hope Kamui does well this year, always quite exciting to watch 🙂Posted 4 years agoScottCheggMember
…they’re feeling pretty good about the season to come, fwiw.
That’s surprising, since Tony Fernandez made some fairly unhelpful remarks that just wobbling around at the back wasn’t worth turning out for. It’s the last chance this year; which must be added pressure where they don’t need it.
As a note of sanity, the idea of the high nose is to get as much air as possible into the underfloor area and through the diffuser. Ferrari might find they have gone exactly the wrong way and face a huge battle to get decent lap times.
Lotus might have a upper hand. We won’t find out at the first test, though, as Lotus can’t afford the bus fare.Posted 4 years agopiedi di formaggioSubscriber
The MP4-29 is the best looking of the new cars
Yep, it’s a beauty…..
Some people have been busy
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back2basics – Member
to stop RBR/Vettel from winning, just like they changed the rules to stop Ferrari…
Wrong actually. The noses have been changed to make them lower than the sides of the cockpit and the rear tyres so that in crashes they should a lot safer. Red Bull would be able to cope with that change quite easily, in fact, I’d argue that they would have had an advantage given that aero is where they’re so strong.
Unfortunately, the people who wrote the rules, did so badly meaning that these silly looking noses are the best solution to the aero problem. All the teams’ designers knew this was going to happen but as usual they all thought they could get one over on the other teams so didn’t point out the issues.
It’s interesting that Sauber have as near as openly said that they designed their car to allow them to change the nose so if one solution turns out to be much better than the others, they can easily modify their car to copy them. I expect that there may well be several cars finishing the season looking quite different to how they launch though I can’t recall if the FIA allow changes to the crash structure mid season (IIRC they’re not allowed to change the main chassis/survival cell)
It’s the banning of exhaust blown diffuser that is aimed at making RB less competitive. RB developped that to a point where when driven ‘correctly’ (which unfortunately Webber never quite got the hang of) it meant that the car was miles better than any other, hence Vettel’s utter domination last year once they had it right.Posted 4 years agodragonMember
Good god those cars are hideous, and as for all that aero crap on the front wings, sheesh. Glad it’s gone to Sky in many ways so I won’t get sucked into wasting an afternoon of my life.
Please, please someone at the FIA get a grip, you wrecked WRC, don’t do it to F1 as well.Posted 4 years agoback2basicsMember
i do wonder whats wrong in passing rules like “front wings must be 1 single piece” kinda thing, all this F1 rule making seems vauge and not well thought out.
the rbr shown today looks exactly like that above, the paint job is almost trying to disguise the uglyness of it all.
still no schumacher news 🙁Posted 4 years ago
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