2008 Car Launches & pictures

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Re: 2008 Car Launches & pictures

Post by iceman1 » 08 Jan 2008, 12:21

welcome back raikks :nosweat:

While Ferrari have adjusted their airbox to protrude a little more to the front, McLaren have taken a different approach with a similar purpose. In fact the team chose to cut out some bodywork just behind the driver's helmet. Clearing up the area under the airbox allows to reduce some drag caused by the turbulent air caused by the cockpit opening and the helmet. Since the roll hoop is incorporated into the airbox and is required to be very rigid, the connections that protrude the new open space are necessary for strenght purposes, rather than aerodynamic gains.(f1technical)

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Re: 2008 Car Launches & pictures

Post by raikks » 08 Jan 2008, 15:58

What's a roll hoop? :d

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Re: 2008 Car Launches & pictures

Post by color » 08 Jan 2008, 16:59

raikks wrote:What's a roll hoop? :d


this steel pipe above (and around) driver's head/helmet? see every cabrio/convertible car?

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Re: 2008 Car Launches & pictures

Post by iceman1 » 08 Jan 2008, 17:21

color wrote:
raikks wrote:What's a roll hoop? :d


this steel pipe above (and around) driver's head/helmet? see every cabrio/convertible car?


Yeah :thumbsup:

BMW Sauber F1.07, Grand Prix of Japan, September, roll hoop wings.

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Re: 2008 Car Launches & pictures

Post by raikks » 08 Jan 2008, 18:01

I get it now :thumbsup:

Thanks.

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Post by raikks » 08 Jan 2008, 18:47

Before testing, my top 5 for 2008:

Drivers:
1. L.Hamilton
2. K.Raikkonen
3. H.Kovalainen
4. F.Alonso
5. F.Massa

Constructors:
1. McLaren/Mercedes
2. Ferrari
3. BMW
4. Renault
5. Honda

It will be interesting to see if Heikki will beat Kimi, but I do not
think so. In a few races, he can finish in front of him, or
-- who knows -- maybe overtake him. Lewis already did it a
few times last year, so it won't be such a big surprise.

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Re: 2008 Car Launches & pictures

Post by Zack » 08 Jan 2008, 19:06

Lilellatho wrote:
iceman1 wrote:number 23 on Mp4-23 : :nosweat:


Yeah, that is quite a view right there :p
But I read on other forums that Lewis will get the no. 23 as he's 23, driving the MP4-23 and all that... Do you guys know anything about that?


Number 13 is not use due to some spiritual reasons...so...

btw its looks cheap, mclaren on that white floor :p
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Re: 2008 Car Launches & pictures

Post by WDC » 09 Jan 2008, 11:26

the number 13 is recognised globaly as an unlucky number, hence why most hotels/apartment blocks do not have a 13th floor, the elevator goes 11, 12, 14, 15.

same rule applies for F1 i suppose. not wanting to give anyone an unfair advantage.
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Post by raikks » 09 Jan 2008, 12:42

Dude, I understand that 13 can be an unlucky number and it's
okay to be more careful or stay indoors on the 13th of the
month, but not to number a block or a hotel with the 13th floor
it's hilarious.

Many crazy people on this planet.

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Re: 2008 Car Launches & pictures

Post by raikks » 09 Jan 2008, 13:16

Check out McLaren's front wing. The same as last year.

Probably, this type of front wing was not suitable for a
presentation at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Maybe they'll assemble again the roll hoops :cheezy:

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Post by iceman1 » 09 Jan 2008, 18:11

Super Aguri announce launch date
08 January 2008

The Super Aguri F1 team announced that it will present their SA08 on Tuesday 19th February 2008. The team has yet to announce its driver line-up officially although both Sato and Davidson are already on the FIA entry list.

The Japanese team, led by founder Aguri Suzuki, will present its SA08 at Circuit de Catalunya, Spain. Further details regarding the event were not released by the team

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Re: 2008 Car Launches & pictures

Post by AzShadow » 09 Jan 2008, 19:25

So will it be their own car or will they use an old Honda one again? For their sake I hope they are not going to use last year's Honda... :roll::
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Post by raikks » 10 Jan 2008, 12:38

Lewis debuts in MP4-23 today at Jerez.

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Post by iceman1 » 10 Jan 2008, 12:49

TOYOTA TF108

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Oct 2006: Project group established to start investigating TF108 concept, mainly from simulation point of view.

Dec 2006: First design decisions taken regarding TF108, including major dimensions, such as the wheelbase.

Jan 2007: Detailed work begins in earnest on designing the TF108, with the gearbox as first priority.

Mar 2007: Wind tunnel testing of TF108 begins.
First example of standard ECU arrives.

Jul 2007: Standard ECU runs on the dyno for the first time.
First track tests without traction control in preparation for 2008 ban.

Sep 2007: Development of TF107 stops, with all focus on TF108.

Nov 2007: Standard ECU runs for the first time in a car on track, at Barcelona, together with TF108 rear end (gearbox and suspension).

Jan 2008: TF108 to run on track for the first time, at Jerez on January 13.

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