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F1 rules

Post by alamanda_star » 05 Apr 2008, 12:06

for 2008..
there are a few new rules and regulations :

1. no traction control
2. no engine breaking system
3. no spare car
4. engine has to last 2 races but driver not going to be penalized for the first failure.
5. gear box has to last 4 races

and there's new rule about the minimum time for the qualifying after hamilton had been penalized in sepang, malaysia.

ok, i'm quite not understand about the no traction control thingy. can somebody plz explain it? and wut does it means wif the rule no engine breaking system? f1 car dun hv break ? if so, how on earth is the driver going to stop d car? :huh:

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Re: F1 rules

Post by phil1993 » 05 Apr 2008, 12:10

Traction Control explained: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traction_control

Not having a spare car means that if a driver wrecks his car, the team will need to rebuild it or they are screwed and cant start the race.

Not having engine braking means it is harder for the driver to brake.

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Re: F1 rules

Post by Arrows_F1 » 05 Apr 2008, 12:13

The traction control prevents the wheelspin, so the driver has to be more precise on the throttle. Now a driver cannot just push on the throttle. he has to "feel" how much he must push on the throttle
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Re: F1 rules

Post by Marissali » 05 Apr 2008, 12:26

No spare car is tough on the teams at the track. They used to travel 3 teams of mechanics: 1 for each driver and then one for the T-car (spare car). I'm not sure what they've now done with those extra mechanics but I know in January when the rule was announced, a lot of teams told their mechanics that they were safe.

Not having a T-car, they are allowed to have extra chassis. The fact that McLaren rebuilt the car from Hamilton's crash is incredible.

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Re: F1 rules

Post by alamanda_star » 08 Apr 2008, 13:24

wut do you guys mean by rebuilding the car? let say kimi crash his car on free practice session. then,they rebuild his car in just less than 3 days? wow! :blink: but using wut? by saying rebuild, did u guys just mean some part of the body of the car such as the nose and etc. or it's really d whole car? :huh:

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Re: F1 rules

Post by EVIL_SoMEoNE » 08 Apr 2008, 14:56

hmm didnt hamilton use his spare car because he damaged his on testing, or was it the test car?
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Re: F1 rules

Post by gary » 27 Apr 2008, 23:07

i think the rules are getting more and more rediculious

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Re: F1 rules

Post by f199 » 28 Apr 2008, 15:31

EVIL_SoMEoNE wrote:hmm didnt hamilton use his spare car because he damaged his on testing, or was it the test car?

They rebuilt the car.
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