2005 honda race ban?

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2005 honda race ban?

Post by lynamcool » 19 Jun 2007, 10:54

correct me if im wrong but why were honda banned from a few races in 2005 ?

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Post by lmcsp » 19 Jun 2007, 10:57

Yep they certainly were. It was to do with a illegal fuel cell thingy - which gave the car incorrect weights when weighed ..
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Post by ntr » 19 Jun 2007, 11:13

They used a liquid ballast, that is they used fuel to make the car heavier to meet the 600kg weight minimum which is illegal because only solid ballasts are allowed and also because we can't know for certain that the fuel was used as weight for the whole GP, maybe it was burnt off making the car underweight for a few laps and then replaced later on in a pit stop...
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Post by megasyxx » 19 Jun 2007, 16:01

poor honda team....they cheated and they were caught.

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Post by lynamcool » 19 Jun 2007, 16:57

thanks for the info.....ive been wathing f1 for years and for some reason I didnt know why they were banned for a few races lol :cheesy:

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Post by Ace » 19 Jun 2007, 21:24

They wouldn't be punished if car didn't go under 600kilos. Car had about 596,5 after race if my memory backs me. Yellow_Colorz_PDT_08

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Post by modbaraban » 19 Jun 2007, 22:53

Ace wrote:They wouldn't be punished if car didn't go under 600kilos. Car had about 596,5 after race if my memory backs me. Yellow_Colorz_PDT_08

In fact the car weighed above 600kg after the race just until the FIA guys found those extra fuel tanks inside the normal tanks and asked to drain them too (the cars are weighed w/o fuel). But then BAR claimed that the limited amount of fuel is necessary AT ALL TIMES to keep their 'fancy fuel system' working and keep the engine from stalling, and that the cars never went below 600kg throughout the course of the race, but there was nothing to prove that statement...
On the basis that the car could theoretically weight below 600kg during the race FIA imposed their DQ.

I hope my explanation was good enough.
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