2008 Barcelona Testing - April

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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:01 pm

Red Bull develops BMW like side pod pannels to barge board junction:

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Renault are supposed to run a deeply revised aero package this week. (edited)

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EDIT:
modbaraban wrote:@ vyselegend those are not cuts on R28 wing, but just reflections :wink: Compare the left and right side, and also look at the older wing which shows similar light reflections.

:oops: oops. Renault made so much noise about their so called "big step" aero update, that my mind probably anticipated much changes than there has actually been... As usual with Renault, they make lots of noise about upcomming update, and once it's there we barely see any difference. :roll:
Thanks for pointing that out. ;)


Totally new front wing for Williams!

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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:28 pm

Slicks again :D

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@ vyselegend those are not cuts on R28 wing, but just reflections :wink: Compare the left and right side, and also look at the older wing which shows similar light reflections.
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:53 pm

New nose for ferrari

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johny
 
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:54 pm

Beaten to it :)
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:13 pm

1:19.36!! Massa.. that nose worked haha [-o<
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:15 pm

Also slicks and 2008 aero configuration :D
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:27 pm

It looks like they've found a solution for Massa's inconsistent driving, remote control him... :D

http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=97002&catID=3106

Honda have a the new rear wing (is this the one they tried before all the fly away races?)

http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=96991&catID=3106

What's the 2 pronged piece before the rear wing on the Mclaren?
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:01 pm

Front view.
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modbaraban
 
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:17 pm

Here's a better view of the fork which is behind the rear wing on the McLaren

http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=97034&catID=3106
meves
 
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:28 pm

meves wrote:Here's a better view of the fork which is behind the rear wing on the McLaren

http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=97034&catID=3106

this is not smthg new, this has been present since Australian gp and discussed in here: http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5038&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=80

williams Front wing looks boxy-ish very similar to BMW's, don't you agree ?
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:33 pm

Nice pick close to ferrari's nose..
http://www.thef1.com/galerias/test/test ... o_14042008
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There u can find more..
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:36 pm

NaZzO wrote:williams Front wing looks boxy-ish very similar to BMW's, don't you agree ?


Yes. Plus it gives the strange impression of being a three plane wing.

Here's a closer pic of the Renault's front wing, it's definitly new, with the bridge's mid section no longer in the continuity of the side plane, but rather "rounded".

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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:54 pm

why are so many of the wings being lifted to such heights above the ground? Renault, Williams and McLaren (from what I've seen so far) all have the outer parts of the wing high off of the ground.
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:10 pm

The new Williams nose does look like a copy of F1.08's plus the 'bridge' part.

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vyselegend wrote:Here's a closer pic of the Renault's front wing, it's definitly new, with the bridge's mid section no longer in the continuity of the side plane, but rather "rounded".

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Barcelona February testing:
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Barcelona April testing:
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only a bit reshaped :wink:
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:56 pm

that williams front wing is clearly a triple-plane piece. the front-most plane looks like it has a very short chord though.
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