2017 tyre testing cars

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by dodds_turbo » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:31 pm

And now it's revealed that an 'unwell' Hamilton pulled out of the Abu Dhabi Test... :wtf:

Cue Mr Wehrlein stepping in to replace him, again. :wink:

source: http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/unwel ... st-855220/

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by Silent Storm » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:56 pm

Does anyone know what camber angles they will run next year for front tyres? Can we see some teams going for extreme angles while some go less extreme like this years setup?
There is always a way, and it usually doesn't work.

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by Juzh » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:47 pm

Blackout wrote:A small improvement regarding the look. Big price to pay regarding the weight, the drag, the racing...
A BIG improvement.
Extra drag is a bad thing? Why exactly?
As if you could possibly tell at this stage whether or not racing will be better or worse.

Go out and get some sun and fresh air. All this negativity is doing you no good.

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by matt_b » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:59 pm

Tyres look great but I can see more wheel bumping and rear tyres getting clipped by front wings next season. Interested to see if turn 9 in Barcelona will be flat in winter testing.

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by Manoah2u » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:16 pm

dodds_turbo wrote:And now it's revealed that an 'unwell' Hamilton pulled out of the Abu Dhabi Test... :wtf:

Cue Mr Wehrlein stepping in to replace him, again. :wink:

source: http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/unwel ... st-855220/
exactly my thoughts
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by Sevach » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:06 am

I wish someone told us how quick these mules are lapping.

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by Aaronque » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:14 am

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This is from last year's (2015) pre-season testing but is it legal for next year?

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by Sevach » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:42 am

Very illegal.

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by Vasconia » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:07 am

Did they were using wet tyres? they should take at least 5-6 days to improve them, with more downforce there should no be excuses to see better wet races next year.

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by Vasconia » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:08 am

dodds_turbo wrote:And now it's revealed that an 'unwell' Hamilton pulled out of the Abu Dhabi Test... :wtf:

Cue Mr Wehrlein stepping in to replace him, again. :wink:

source: http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/unwel ... st-855220/
This is weird. Is this really true is it a way to protest against the team?

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by Blackout » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:51 am

Juzh wrote:
Blackout wrote:A small improvement regarding the look. Big price to pay regarding the weight, the drag, the racing...
A BIG improvement.
Extra drag is a bad thing? Why exactly?
As if you could possibly tell at this stage whether or not racing will be better or worse.

Go out and get some sun and fresh air. All this negativity is doing you no good.
It would be a big improvement if they put a proper front wing, not that fugly giant snowplough. :lol:

And not a ridiculous A1GP http://www.slotforum.com/images/A1-GP/2 ... _HiRes.jpg
And regarding the drag, FIA's own researches and other serioius studies showed that we should reduce the drag, not only that induced by the wings but also the tires etc, for many reasons.
And what about the weight? 7222 kilos? come on :lol:
And yes this might make the racing worse, many insiders aknowleged that, including Charly Whitting who even said that's no problem as long as we can use DRS and shitty tires to enhance racing.
And how can a purist and tech guys like you defend these changes? they are superficial and rushed and costy.
There is plenty of reasons to be negative about these rules if you love f1. F1 could choose a better way. They could study other interesting alternatives.
Unfortunately, F1 yielded under the pressure of some fans, the gp organisers, the marketing people etc.
And do you think the big teams like RBR and Mclaren voted these rules for the sake of sport? lol no they want it because it suits their raky aero philosophy and their large FW. Even Force India became more consensual and docile in the strategy group because 2017 suits them.
But this is OT.

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by Thunders » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:02 am

whoever thinks next Years Cars will look like A1GP's needs some serious Glasses.

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by Manoah2u » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:15 am

Blackout wrote: what about the weight? 7222 kilos? come on :lol:
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7222 kilograms.
Charly Whitting
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Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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Re: 2017 tyre testing cars

Post by Manoah2u » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:21 am

so wait, let me get this straight;

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the front wheels aren't alligned with the outer part of the rear wheels, but with the inner part?
meaning, the rear wheels stand outside of the front wheels? that can't do well for handling?!

i mean, i can see the rear wheels sticking out compared to the front wheels.

or is this just optic illusion?
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.