2008 Barcelona Testing - April

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Post Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:49 pm

GTO wrote:What is that black object on Ferrari in front of air intake scoop? Looks like an air splitter plate. :?
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Air measurement pitot tubes. Probably for testing increased air pressure at the airbox inlet due to the new thru-hole wing.

Chris
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Post Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:13 pm

<never mind>
delete button anywhere? :)
Saribro
 
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Post Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:16 pm

http://www.f1technical.net/news/8843


what does this mean i cannot see them testing anything
chasefreak
 
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Post Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:44 pm

I guess it means they haven't tried any aero bits and they were working on setup. It's beautifully worded so that no-one is entirely clear what they've been doing.

Has anyone heard if the new ferrari nose actually works and does anyone if the Honda elephant bits and the rear wing work this time as they have tried both before and not run them.
meves
 
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Post Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:57 pm

Have McLaren given up on '08? Lewis Hamilton is a full two seconds slower than Alonso during testing (granted I don't know if they were on slicks or not).

I don't see how they can afford to lose the WDC this year. I'd be pretty bummed out if I were Lewis, it doesn't look like he's with a competitive team anymore.
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ginsu
 
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Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:40 am

Perhaps Lewis is testing various steering wheel knob layouts :lol:

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Not just slicks and Monza-spec wings. It's the last year's nose too.
modbaraban
 
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Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:05 am

http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.ph ... catID=3108

To seperate the men from the boys come time to push the car :D :lol:
megz
 
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Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:08 am

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F2008 sans a lot of gear. looks nice to me.
but what is the point of so much rear wing?
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Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:08 am

ginsu wrote:Have McLaren given up on '08? Lewis Hamilton is a full two seconds slower than Alonso during testing (granted I don't know if they were on slicks or not).

I don't see how they can afford to lose the WDC this year. I'd be pretty bummed out if I were Lewis, it doesn't look like he's with a competitive team anymore.


I suspect Mclaren is struggling with tyres problems, maybe more so with the softer compound tyres. If you noticed, both Mclarens were very quick during qualifying at Sepang and Bahrain, but during the race, they are struggling to overtake the slower cars.

And that probably explain why they are concentrating on race distant rather than quick laps.
CHT
 
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Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:51 am

modbaraban wrote:Perhaps Lewis is testing various steering wheel knob layouts :lol:

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Not just slicks and Monza-spec wings. It's the last year's nose too.


Rear wing seem a bit high to anyone else?
slimjim8201
 
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Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:01 am

slimjim8201 wrote:Rear wing seem a bit high to anyone else?

I suspect that may be an effect of the low angle and lack of mid-wing things.
Metar
 
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Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:31 am

0 out of 10 for style from Honda, nice wheel trims...

http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/photolarge.php?photoID=97194&catID=3561
meves
 
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Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:40 am

From this angle, it looks almost like the elephants are a fountain from that green thing :lol:

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Metar
 
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Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:53 am

Suprisingly similar to those on the launch-F1.08 :).
Saribro
 
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Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:20 am

Mclarens seem to be looking at the airflow over their 'testing' front wheel fairing which is making me wonder if its going to become a permenant fixture?

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