Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by donald29 » 28 Jan 2013, 19:27

They've not got a modesty panel on the stepped nose because it weighs a few grams!

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by mikhailv » 28 Jan 2013, 19:27

nice meaty questions about putting a cosmetic panel which gives downforce, but right now they dont have a solution so its just putting weight on the car.

Not bad actual questions from this bloke.

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by KevC » 28 Jan 2013, 19:27

mikhailv wrote:Wheres 'BURN'.

Front wing end plate.

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by donald29 » 28 Jan 2013, 19:27

Burn is on the front wing.

The red... ewwww. Not a good start.

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by mikhailv » 28 Jan 2013, 19:28

hey! Didnt notice but the T-cam red bit on the engine cover says Kimi, so i presume the other will say Romain. New way of identifying cars, or just a lack of sponsorship?

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by MavF1 » 28 Jan 2013, 19:28

Kevin Clark wrote:
mikhailv wrote:Wheres 'BURN'.

Front wing end plate.


As I expected, must have been a huge deal with Coca-Cola...

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by iceman1 » 28 Jan 2013, 19:28

@adamcooperf1: #F1 James Allison confirms that the Lotus E21 has no cosmetic nose panel because it's extra weight. But the team might still add one

Lotus' media site is not working. How to grap the photos? :lol:

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by mikhailv » 28 Jan 2013, 19:29

donald29 wrote:Burn is on the front wing.

The red... ewwww. Not a good start.


So this huge sponsorship deal with a leading drinks company still on the cards for Mclaren then? Remember the Coca Cola rumours circling, and Burn is pretty much invisible.

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by MavF1 » 28 Jan 2013, 19:29

Does the YT-link actually work for you guys?

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by mikhailv » 28 Jan 2013, 19:29

Oh, coanda exhausts too.

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by MavF1 » 28 Jan 2013, 19:30

mikhailv wrote:
donald29 wrote:Burn is on the front wing.

The red... ewwww. Not a good start.


So this huge sponsorship deal with a leading drinks company still on the cards for Mclaren then? Remember the Coca Cola rumours circling, and Burn is pretty much invisible.


And no Honeywell either I suppose.

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by mikhailv » 28 Jan 2013, 19:30

That was a complete waste of 15 minuets. I was excited for the car launch but... yeah.

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by KevC » 28 Jan 2013, 19:31

mikhailv wrote:hey! Didnt notice but the T-cam red bit on the engine cover says Kimi, so i presume the other will say Romain. New way of identifying cars, or just a lack of sponsorship?

Ah!
I thought it was a sponsor called Himi
Rubbish font!!!

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Re: Lotus, the E21, Kimi and Romain!

Post by KevC » 28 Jan 2013, 19:32

Short and sweet but I guess it's all money out the door otherwise. Why spend half a million showing your car when you could spend a grand on sandwiches and put the rest in to R&D!


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