2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by mikhailv » 31 May 2011, 11:33

Hasnt he outscored Petrov? And yet, Eric bulls** (yet again talking out his arse) is comparing him to Nick? Sorry, dont see the sense here.

Because petrov is pushing in practice and qualifying, but too busy crashing in the race, nicks not as good? Theres me thinking he's bringing home the bacon better than petrov. Great race in spain didnt he?

Admitted, bit disapointed with him still, but hes doing a good job in a car based mostly around Kubica.

Eric boullier, Gerrard lopez, Genii and Lotus, are all knob heads. And im still waiting for this new age renault, to match what flavio/pat had achieved in 2 years. namely, a win!

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Post by Vorull » 31 May 2011, 11:42

Canada is next... He has two second places from there. Let's hope he improves.

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Post by Mondello » 31 May 2011, 12:55

He drove a couple of decent races but they don't count for much when his qualifying performance has been poor. They should give someone else a chance really
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Post by sdutt » 31 May 2011, 14:50

Hope Nick's qualis improves soon, his race pace has been good but with Petrov having money backing Nick is being made the scapegoat.
But Petrov has certainly improved from last year. The Renaults have been very unlucky this year IMO
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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by iceman1 » 01 Jun 2011, 12:59

Virgin wants to make a deal with Mclaren/Mercedes to get the engine, transmission, KERS and rear suspension Packages for 2012.

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Post by sdutt » 01 Jun 2011, 15:04

iceman1 wrote:Virgin wants to make a deal with Mclaren/Mercedes to get the engine, transmission, KERS and rear suspension Packages for 2012.

that itself will be worth most of the 30-40 million they are apparently using annualy.
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Post by sdutt » 01 Jun 2011, 15:05

BTW, speed tv did inform that a heart rate monitor was used by Michael Schumacher during Monaco GP qualifying. It peaked at 140 bpm which was quite surprising to all since it was lower than expected
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Post by phil1993 » 01 Jun 2011, 15:17

sdutt wrote:
iceman1 wrote:Virgin wants to make a deal with Mclaren/Mercedes to get the engine, transmission, KERS and rear suspension Packages for 2012.

that itself will be worth most of the 30-40 million they are apparently using annualy.


Yeah, but it'd be a better use of the £30m than the current spending. Look at what happened to Force India when they started a partnership with McLaren. Virgin could adopt a similar trajectory. The lack of a windtunnel hasn't worked, and the MVR-02 is worse than the VR-01.

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Post by phil1993 » 01 Jun 2011, 16:23

Latest article
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Post by Vorull » 01 Jun 2011, 18:34

Jamiroquai are coming to the Italian GP :cool:
http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2011/6/12127.html

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Post by François » 02 Jun 2011, 06:37

Nice work as usual, phil.

Meanwhile, Virgin has parted company with technical director Nick Wirth. The development of their 2012 car is understood to be in the hands of former Renault chief engineer Pat Symonds.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/91924

They still belive in CFD, though. Deliver the results and we'll believe it guys. :)
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Post by JoostLamers » 02 Jun 2011, 08:35

CFD &doh
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Post by François » 02 Jun 2011, 09:03

Can't blame them for trying something different, though. Maybe in a couple years, Virgin is going to win a race and that will be the end of wind tunnels.

Quite a long shot, I know.
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Post by JoostLamers » 02 Jun 2011, 10:51

François wrote:Can't blame them for trying something different, though. Maybe in a couple years, Virgin is going to win a race and that will be the end of wind tunnels.

Quite a long shot, I know.

Every team is using CFD, but not in the way that Virgin is using. I really hope they will work together with McLaren, because then we can start to take them serious, like Team Lotus.
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Post by phil1993 » 02 Jun 2011, 10:57

It's a good development and undoubtedly one that will please Glock.

Wirth had been out of F1 for the best part of 15 years and back then, his cars were usually propping up the rear of the grid. The MVR-02 is an awful car. Working with Symonds will be a huge benefit - we all saw the cars he has helped make in the past - but they need to increase their budget a tad and put the damn cars in a windtunnel.

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