In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by iceman1 » 30 Apr 2012, 15:43

mikhailv wrote:Is this being telvised on SkyF1?

I don't think so. But they'll provide daily highlights.

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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by iceman1 » 01 May 2012, 07:12

@Lotus F1 Team: Two words to describe this morning at Mugello; moist and misty.

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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by iceman1 » 01 May 2012, 10:55

The new version of F2012
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It's working great so far. Alonso is leading the first day.

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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by tderias » 01 May 2012, 11:21

looks better than the old version, and i bet its faster as well :P

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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by F1Fan88 » 01 May 2012, 13:02

Scarbs has tweeted that there is a rumor that McLaren has a "mechanic" adjustable rear brake duct (body part) that adjusts the air flow to the tire. By adjusting the very hot air from the brakes to the tire you can effect how fast/slow the tire will heat.

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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by iceman1 » 01 May 2012, 18:13

@NobleF1: Kimi Raikkonen now not testing at Mugello, with Lotus keen to use just one driver for final two days because of poor weather.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/99286

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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by reppo » 01 May 2012, 19:54

iceman1 wrote:The new version of F2012
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It's working great so far. Alonso is leading the first day.

Like the new nose. It's sooo much aerodynamic :lol:


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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by iceman1 » 02 May 2012, 10:14

When he arrives to Abu Dhabi, he'll say it's the best circuit in the world :zz:

Mclaren's checking the airflow around the diffuser
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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by phil1993 » 02 May 2012, 16:56

Just posting this here because Caterham's PR obviously has the tedious task of doing this.

Driver: Vitaly Petrov
Chassis: CT01-#1
Total laps: 112
Fastest lap: 1.24.312 (lap 53)

0901 - 0903: Installation lap, 1 lap, intermediate tyres
0903 - 0942: System checks
0942 - 0955: Run 2, 8 laps, medium tyres
0955 - 1009: Changes - front wing flap angle, front / rear ride height, front anti-roll bar
1009 - 1022: Run 3, 8 laps, medium tyres
1022 - 1037: Changes - front wing flap angle, front brake blanking
1037 - 1049: Run 4, 7 laps, medium tyres
1049 - 1100: Changes - front wing flap angle
1100 - 1112: Run 5, 7 laps, medium tyres
1112 - 1127: Changes - front wing flap angle
1127 - 1142: Run 6, 9 laps, hard tyres
1142 - 1152: Changes - n/a
1152 - 1205: Run 7, 8 laps, hard tyres
1205 - 1223: Changes - front wing flap angle, rear ride height
1223 - 1225: Run 8, 1 lap, medium tyres
1225 - 1230: Changes - n/a
1230 - 1239: Run 9, 6 laps, medium tyres
1239 - 1245: Changes - front wing flap angle, rear brake blanking, rear ride height
1245 - 1257: Run 10, 7 laps, hard tyres
Lunch
1437 - 1441: Run 11, 2 laps, super soft tyres
1441 - 1449: System checks
1449 - 1501: Run 12, 7 laps, medium tyres
1501 - 1512: Changes - n/a
1512 - 1524: Run 13, 7 laps, hard tyres
1524 - 1532: Changes - n/a
1532 - 1544: Run 14, 7 laps, hard tyres
1544 - 1612: Red flag / Changes - n/a
1612 - 1619: Run 15, 4 laps, hard tyres
1619 - 1646: Changes - front / rear brake blanking, front wing flap angle, rear wing
1646 - 1657: Run 16, 6 laps, soft tyres
1657 - 1710: Changes - front wing flap angle, rear wing
1710 - 1720: Run 16, 6 laps, soft tyres
1720 - 1734: Changes - rear ride height, front wing flap angle, front anti-roll bar
1734 - 1746: Run 17, 7 laps, soft tyres
1746 - 1753: Changes - front wing flap angle
1753 - 1801: Run 18, 4 laps, soft tyres

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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by iceman1 » 02 May 2012, 18:39

I guess they used a computer software to do that?

Awesome picture :cool:

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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by iceman1 » 03 May 2012, 08:55

Gary Anderson on the most recent F2012 changes:
"On the sidepods they’ve put the exhaust pipes into a more conventional position," explained Anderson. “They are not getting any great degree of benefit, but they’re not getting any negatives either, and I think with a troublesome car that’s the best place to get to.

“Because of the way the letterbox exit for the exhaust was being used for a radiator exit they’ve had to compromise a little. They still have a radiator exit there in the new iteration, but it is much narrower and the coke bottle is much better.

“I think what they have done is a reasonable compromise for where they are. They can exploit it further though by getting rid of the radiator, and I think that will be phase two.

“It’s very difficult to quantify the changes in terms of lap time, but I do believe they lost quite a lot of downforce with the letterbox radiator exit system they had. It just isn’t right to feed low speed air from the radiator into an area where you want high-speed flow.

“Potentially you could be looking at two or three tenths from that one change alone.”


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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by phil1993 » 03 May 2012, 09:10

Oops

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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by iceman1 » 03 May 2012, 09:13

They need 2 hours to fix it.

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Re: In-season Test, Mugello Circuit, 1-3 May

Post by phil1993 » 03 May 2012, 09:58

It's a strange place to go off and the way the wing looks (plus the fact it's a new part), suggests to me it might have been component failure rather than driver error.

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