2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by phil1993 » 30 Jan 2011, 14:36

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by iceman1 » 30 Jan 2011, 15:36

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JoeSaward wrote:This is a teaser for the launch of the new Mercedes MGP W02 on Tuesday. The image is computer generated and the press release is clearly designed to create a little more publicity, giving the team two bites of the PR cherry.

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Post by phil1993 » 30 Jan 2011, 15:39

An even bigger one :p

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by François » 31 Jan 2011, 11:14

lol so it seems Grosjean has actually been announced as Renault's 3rd driver for 2011. Wasn't it supposed to be Fauzy just a week ago?

http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/39267.html
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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by JoostLamers » 31 Jan 2011, 11:22

Senna will become test driver of Lotus Renault!

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by phil1993 » 31 Jan 2011, 16:48

3rd driver - Senna
4th driver - Grosjean
5th driver - Fauzy
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Academy drivers - Tung & Charouz

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by nano1alonso » 31 Jan 2011, 17:10

phil1993 wrote:3rd driver - Senna
4th driver - Grosjean
5th driver - Fauzy
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Academy drivers - Tung & Charouz


With testing restrictions you cant help but feel sorry for these test drivers they are hardly ever going to touch the cars. I bet Fauzy has a massive collection of voodoo dolls!

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by sdutt » 31 Jan 2011, 17:13

phil1993 wrote:3rd driver - Senna
4th driver - Grosjean
5th driver - Fauzy
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Academy drivers - Tung & Charouz


:lol: Looks like they are recruiting an army of testers, but at the end for nothing, if at all for demonstration runs
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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by phil1993 » 31 Jan 2011, 17:46

Renault are going to be giving them runs in old cars.

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by Denorth » 31 Jan 2011, 18:46

sdutt wrote:
phil1993 wrote:3rd driver - Senna
4th driver - Grosjean
5th driver - Fauzy
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Academy drivers - Tung & Charouz


:lol: Looks like they are recruiting an army of testers, but at the end for nothing, if at all for demonstration runs



more they hire, more it looks similar to the situation in Lotus Cars: company is in reds, but they hire top=managers and paying them top money, at the same time voicing some mega-plans and threatening UK government if it doesn't give money, Lotus would go away from UK.
Anyway, I wish them better and hopefully the team will have good results.
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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by nano1alonso » 01 Feb 2011, 14:34

Ted Kravitz on the new Renault exhaust design. "Renault have come up with a first with their new exhaust, which exits at the front of the sidepods either side of the driver. I believe it vents exhaust gas around and under the sidepods. The rest of winter testing will prove if they're the only team who adopt this approach. The concept is to increase downforce from the floor by blowing high-velocity exhaust gas through it from the front as well as channelling air around the outer edge of the sidepods. Last year's exhaust trend, led by Red Bull, did the same directly through the diffuser but with 2011's rules closing off that avenue, Renault have revolutionised the 'blown floor' concept. It's brave because it might cause more problems than it solves, particularly in overheating. Renault have increased the size of their air intakes and have even placed temperature sensors by the driver's hip to measure if the exhaust pipes are making life uncomfortable for Kubica and Petrov. Testing will show if this fascinating development is the must-have technical concept of the season."


Has anyone seen a close up of this???

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by nano1alonso » 01 Feb 2011, 17:14

Thank you so much iceman! That is a fantastic piece of innovation. I love the fact that even though the rules are so restricting they are comming up with new idea's like this.

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by phil1993 » 01 Feb 2011, 18:12

HRT F111 has passed all but one of the FIA's crash test

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Re: 2011 Formula 1 Season - Official Discussion Thread

Post by phil1993 » 01 Feb 2011, 19:03

F1 2010 Driver Review is up!
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